Every once in a while we have dying, over ripe bananas and do not know what to do with them. The easiest is to throw them away but that would not be wise thing to do. These overripe bananas get sweeter as they age and become more nutritious. I combined them with whole wheat flour and hand husked melon seeds. It made a divine, delicious bread.


I made them two weeks back when my in laws and parents visited us in the hills. Since they are vegetarians I had to make this bread without eggs. Inspite of no eggs the bread came out super moist because it had these delicious over ripe bananas.


1. Peel bananas and cut them into slices.



 3. Add sugar and mash them using a potato masher or you can even use a fork. 


4. The bananas should be well mashed leaving no chunks of bananas. It should be of pourable consistency.



5. Add oil and give it a good mix with spatula.



6. Add cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder for a little spiciness and aroma.



7. Add vanilla extract.


8. Add baking powder and baking soda and combine everything evenly.



9. Sift  whole wheat flour using a wired mesh or sieve and add little by little. Combine till everything is moist.



10. Add melon seeds and fold gently using a spatula.


11. Brush a bread pan with oil or butter and dust with some flour. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius (Learn more about Oven Temperatures and Conversions).



12. Pour the batter into the pan and gently level from top.



13. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes in medium rack until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.


14. Cool it completely before slicing it . Serve with your favourite cup of tea or coffee.

You can even try Apple Raisins Streusel Bread, Garlic Rosemary Focaccia Bread and Dominos Style Garlic Breadsticks



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I have never been fond of Orange Flavour specially the artificial flavour in ice lollies, squashes, sweet orange candies. But when I saw the recipe of this cake it enticed me. The recipe said it is made with fresh orange juice and candied orange peels. The idea itself was so inviting that I took a plunge and decided to bake this cake.

To my surprise the cake came out delicious, fluffy and moist in spite of being eggless. The most impressive thing about this cake was the center filling with candied orange peel. It  took this cake to the next level of deliciousness. Now you will understand why I chose this special cake for my 100th post on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


1. Make Candied Orange Peels and keep aside. You can follow this recipe. Grease a Bundt pan or any pan of your choice. Do not forget to dust it with flour so that the cake can come out easily after baking. Preheat your oven for 10 minutes on 180 degree Celsius. Learn More about Oven temperatures and Conversions.



2. In a bowl add All purpose flour, salt and baking powder. Combine  them together and keep aside.




3. In another bowl add melted butter and sugar, Whisk them together. You can even use an electric whisker,



4. Add Yogurt or curd and keep whisking together till everything is smooth and lump free.



5. Add Vanilla extract and combine.


6. Pour half of wet ingredients in dry ingredients and combine.


7. Add Orange juice and mix everything. Add rest of the flour mix and combine. 



8. Add little milk to make the batter runny. Gently mix until everything is moistened. Do not over mix.



9.Pour half the batter in a greased pan and spread the candied orange peel all over the surface.


10. Now pour rest of the batter on top of the candied peels.


11.Bake in preheated oven on 180 degree Celsius  for 40-50 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the cake cool down completely before you invert it on a tray. Otherwise the cake will break. Cut into slices and enjoy the delicious, moist orange cake.

You can even try our other cakes and breads like Apple Raisin Streusel Bread, Persimmon Rum Cake, Pumpkin Cake Rolls. You can learn how to make Candied Orange Peel at home.



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Eggless Walnut Pancakes
Two days back I posted the recipe of Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, they were a big hit and requests started pouring in for me to share recipe for eggless pancakes. The challenge was to come up with a recipe which makes similar soft and fluffy pancakes without the use of Eggs. I gave them a try yesterday and to my surprise they came out as good as pancakes with eggs. My kiddo was hovering over my plate and was asking for more more and more.

The walnuts gave it an extra kick. The flavour of pancakes, walnuts and maple syrup gives it an irresistible taste. If you are making for your little kids and fear they may choke on walnut pieces, you can even grind the walnuts and add them to the batter. 


1. In a bowl combine all purpose flour and sugar. I used raw brown sugar. You can use simple white sugar if you like.


2. Also add to it salt which gives it a slight savory touch.


3. Take few spoons of flour mixture and toss walnut pieces in it. Keep aside.


4. Add milk to rest of the dry mixture and also add melted butter. You can substitute butter with vegetable oil. I like the buttery taste.



4. Whisk everything together to form a lump free batter. 


5. Add baking powder to the batter and combine. Let the mixture sit for another 5-7 minutes so that the baking powder starts working. *(Check Notes)


6. Fold in the flour tossed walnuts. Do not over mix.


7. Preheat a non stick griddle or flat bottom pan over medium high heat and brush it with butter or you can even spray with cooking oil. I used butter.


8.  Pour about 1/3 cup of batter on the griddle using a ladle or a measuring cup. Do not spread. The consistency of batter should neither be thick nor runny . You can add little extra milk to make the consistency right. If the consistency is perfect the batter will spread evenly and form a perfect pancake circle. Even if they don’t, do not worry we eat for taste not for perfect shapes ๐Ÿ˜› Mine were also not that perfect but tasted great.

9. After about 2-3 minutes you will spot some bubbles on the top, specially around edges. This is the time to flip it and cook it on the other side.


10. Cook the other side also for 2 minutes or till it has acquired golden colour.


Serve hot with Maple Syrup or Honey or Caramel Sauce or Nutella or Chocolate Syrup. You can top it with additional walnuts if you desire.

Also try Blueberry Buttermilk Pan Cakes. You can even try our other Breakfast recipes like Shahi PohaCasserole EggsQuick Rava IdliRava Pizza BreadSoya Veggie Vermicelli or Wrapped French Toast.




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