Monday, July 16, 2012

Overripe Bananas and my Favorite Recourse

I am super stoked to tell you about a prize I won. I had submitted my Baked Mishti Doi recipe to Chinet's Bakeoff Contest on Facebook and it was selected as one of the weekly winners. I received an email about it, but I had no hopes of receiving a prize. I received another email last week saying there was some kind of delay with the shipping and that the prize would reach me by the end of the week, and it did. A FedEx guy knocked at my door at 6.30 PM on Friday, with this box and I was like, wow, this is really happening. And the prize…a set of Chinet's use and throw bake ware and an apron.
Coming to today's recipe, I had a couple of overripe bananas in the fridge and wanted to use them up. This banana bread is what came to my mind first.
Whole wheat flour – 1 ½ cups
Baking powder – 1 ½ tsps
Honey – ½ cup (or to taste)
Coconut milk – ¾ cup
Mashed bananas – 1 heaped cup
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Olive oil – 4-5 tbsps
Flax seeds - 1 ½ tbsps (optional)
Raisin Bran Cereal - 3-4 tbsps (optional)
A pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350oF.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking powder, salt, flax seeds, and cardamom powder). Mix the wet ingredients (honey, oil, coconut milk, mashed bananas) separately and then fold into the dry mix. I wanted to add raisins but realized that I did not have any. And then I had an idea...why not add some cereal. I mixed a couple of tablespoons of the raisin bran cereal to the batter and sprinkled the remaining on top.
Blend well and pour into a greased bread pan or any baking dish you like. Bake it for 30-35 minutes or until done. Slice and serve. Bon App├ętit. 


  1. Congrats Aparna :) Glad that you won the !! this recipe sounds healthy and delicious, adding coconut milk sounds great !

  2. Thank you Sobha :-). This recipe was built from your raisin bread recipe, just substituted the milk with coconut milk.

  3. Congrats Aparna, what an amazing gift -use and throw away bake ware, no hassle of cleaning up :)
    The recipe is healthy and nice!

  4. Congrats on the prize won... This bread is simply great

  5. Congratulations on your win! Will definitely try this recipe out :)

  6. ooooh coconut milk! I <3 everything with coconut milk. Also can you please remove the word verification? It's horrid to comment wiht it on

  7. Thank you Gauri! Exactly, no messy, stuck-on bits to scrub :-)

    Thank you Anu :-)

    Thank you Akila :-)

    Thank you dotcomgirl :-)

    Thank you Ruchira. :-) I didn't realize word verification was on, will get it off immediately.

  8. Congrats Aparna on ur win.. Bread looks fabulous.

  9. Banana Bread with Coconut milk is a different combo, have very ripe banana in my fridge, will get to this soon. Congratulations on the award. Winning is always fun. The Apron looks chic.
    Love Ash.

  10. Thanks Ash, let me know if you try it.

  11. Congratulations :))

  12. Great yar congrats for winning the prize :) And the recipe seems delicious :)
    ~Today's Recipe~
    Fish Puttu/Meen Puttu/Steamed &Shredded Fish Stir Fry
    -You Too Can Cook Indian Food Recipes

  13. That's awesome!! Congrats!
    Thanks for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday! Come back again tonight and link up again! :)

  14. Thank you Alesha, will definitely do that.

  15. This is the coolest banana bread recipe! I love adding in the raisin bran cereal :) Thank you so much for sharing it with Delicious Dish Tuesday. I will be featuring it as my favorite recipe this week at :)

  16. Thank you so much Amanda, you made my day :-)