A few days ago, I realized that there is no simple banana bread recipe on this blog! My kids do not like simple banana bread; somehow the taste of just wheat and banana does not appeal to them. I have date syrup with me, so this time when I found 2 overripe bananas with us, I made a chocolate version, sans sugar. This combination turned out to be really moist and delicious. Now, everybody in the house loved it!
chocolate walnut banana bread
Whole wheat pastry flour- 1 3/4 cup; 215 g (whole wheat flour or atta can be used instead)
Ripe banana- 2
Cocoa powder- 1/3 cup; 24 g
Date syrup- 2/3 cup
chopped walnuts- 1/3 cup
baking soda- 1/2 tbsp.
salt- a pinch
butter- 2 tbsp.
* Pre-heat oven to 350 °F.
* Mash bananas with hands/ladle. Add date syrup and melted butter to it.
* Combine flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder in a bowl and mix with the wet ingredients.
* Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for about 40 minutes or till a knife inserted in the center comes clean.
* Allow to cool; top with finely chopped nuts for garnish.