Banana Bundt Bread – Eggless , Whole Wheat and Delicious !

I had sorry looking bananas on the table. These were nearly on their way to the graveyard and dangerously on the edge to attract fruit flies – in November. In any case there were four of these and I swear they were brought in from the store not long  enough. Usually , I do not have left over bananas. Between the kids and a perpetually hungry labrador, nothing much gets wasted . Maya , my black lab practically salivates when she sees bananas. I still cannot understand her fascination for the fruit. In any case, these 4 escaped the regular crowd at home and their rapid progression from green to yellow to near black was a lesson on natural advancement.

Banana Bundt Bread - Eggless , Whole Wheat and Delicious !

My first thought was my very favorite – the banana cake one.  Light airy, porus. But I was faced with a near empty pantry…No eggs or self rising flour. No condensed milk. Barely few scrapings of APF. You get the picture…

But I did have white whole wheat flour. Oh how I love these. So here we go a quick and easy recipe for banana bread. It can yield 2 loaves or you can do what I did – bake it in a Bundt pan. I used the 10 cups one.

Banana Bundt Bread - Eggless , Whole Wheat and Delicious !

Ingredients :

  • White whole wheat flour : 2 cups
  • All purpose flour ( APF, unbleached and unbromated) : 1 cup
  • Ripe bananas : 4-5
  • Brown sugar : 1.75 cups ( you can make it 2 if you would like )
  • Unsalted butter / Canola oil : 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda: 2 tsp.
  • Buttermilk : 1 cup
  • Pure Vanilla extract : 1 Tbsp.
  • Salt  : 1 tsp.
  • Chocolate chips : 1/2 cup – your choice. Mini, caramel, dark , toffee, cinnamon etc.
  • Walnuts : Optional : 1/4 cup, chopped roughly

Method:

  • Pre heat your oven to 350F.
  • Dry Flour Mix: In a separate bowl, add 2 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of APF and whisk it very well. Add 2 tsp. of  baking soda and 1 tsp. of salt and whisk it very well again. You want to ensure thorough distribution of the baking soda. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, using the paddle attachment mush the bananas. I should have measured it , but I suppose would yield atleast 1.5 cups of smushed bananas.
  • Melt the butter or you can use canola oil , add it to the banana mix. Add in the brown sugar as well and 1 Tbsp. of vanilla extract.
  • Add the butter milk next and paddle whisk it lightly.
  • Now add the dry flour mix to this and mix until just combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and nuts if using and mix once. Do not over mix.
  • Grease and parchment paper line a couple of  9 by 5 loaf tins  and distribute the batter evenly. Or  grease a Bundt pan and distribute batter in it.
  • Bake for about 40 min ( +/- 3 min ) . Tooth pick inserted in should come out clean.
  • If baking in a Bundt pan, let it cool in the Bundt pan for about 15 minutes , before you invert it to cool on  a cooling rack.
  • Slice when completely cool .
  • Optional : dust with some powdered sugar before serving.

Notes:

  • This  bread will be of a slightly denser texture owing to nearly completely portion of whole wheat flour. Using APF entirely will make it light and airy .
  • You can substitute the chocolate chips to just nuts or use in combination.
  • You can also add 1/3 cup of dark cocoa for chocolate bread.
  • Adding cinnamon would be awesome too.
  • Instead of dusting it with powdered sugar, you can opt for a sugar glaze as well.
  • If you do not have butter milk, you can make your ow. To one cup of milk add a tsp. of white vinegar. Just let it stand for about a 3-4 minutes and you can use it.
  • You can also use sour cream/ greek yogurt in combination with milk instead of 1 cup of butter milk.

Banana Bundt Bread - Eggless , Whole Wheat and Delicious !Banana Bundt Bread - Eggless , Whole Wheat and Delicious !

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Banana Bundt Bread - Eggless , Whole Wheat and Delicious !
Serves 6
Whole wheat and delicious banana bread baked in a bundt pan and made a tad indulgent with butter and chocolate chips
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. White whole wheat flour : 2 cups
  2. All purpose flour ( APF, unbleached and unbromated) : 1 cup
  3. Ripe bananas : 4-5
  4. Brown sugar : 1.75 cups ( you can make it 2 if you would like )
  5. Unsalted butter / Canola oil : 1/2 cup
  6. Baking soda: 2 tsp.
  7. Buttermilk : 1 cup
  8. Pure Vanilla extract : 1 Tbsp.
  9. Salt : 1 tsp.
  10. Chocolate chips : 1/2 cup - your choice. Mini, caramel, dark , toffee, cinnamon etc.
  11. Walnuts : Optional : 1/4 cup, chopped roughly
Instructions
  1. Pre heat your oven to 350F.
  2. Dry Flour Mix: In a separate bowl, add 2 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of APF and whisk it very well. Add 2 tsp. of baking soda and 1 tsp. of salt and whisk it very well again. You want to ensure thorough distribution of the baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, using the paddle attachment mush the bananas. I should have measured it , but I suppose would yield atleast 1.5 cups of smushed bananas.
  4. Melt the butter or you can use canola oil , add it to the banana mix. Add in the brown sugar as well and 1 Tbsp. of vanilla extract.
  5. Add the butter milk next and paddle whisk it lightly.
  6. Now add the dry flour mix to this and mix until just combined.
  7. Add the chocolate chips and nuts if using and mix once. Do not over mix.
  8. Grease and parchment paper line a couple of 9 by 5 loaf tins and distribute the batter evenly. Or grease a Bundt pan and distribute batter in it.
  9. Bake for about 40 min ( +/- 3 min ) . Tooth pick inserted in should come out clean.
  10. If baking in a Bundt pan, let it cool in the Bundt pan for about 15 minutes , before you invert it to cool on a cooling rack.
  11. Slice when completely cool .
  12. Optional : dust with some powdered sugar before serving.
Notes
  1. This bread will be of a slightly denser texture owing to nearly completely portion of whole wheat flour. Using APF entirely will make it light and airy .
  2. You can substitute the chocolate chips to just nuts or use in combination.
  3. You can also add 1/3 cup of dark cocoa for chocolate bread.
  4. Adding cinnamon would be awesome too.
  5. Instead of dusting it with powdered sugar, you can opt for a sugar glaze as well.
  6. If you do not have butter milk, you can make your ow. To one cup of milk add a tsp. of white vinegar. Just let it stand for about a 3-4 minutes and you can use it.
  7. You can also use sour cream/ greek yogurt in combination with milk instead of 1 cup of butter milk.
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2 comments

  1. Such a delicious looking bundt! I love banana bakes and this one is calling my name… Glad to come to your space through Sreelatha… 🙂

    1. Thank you for the lovely words !

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