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Healthy & Delicious Banana Bread- With Jaggery-Palm Sugar

Let’s turn ripe bananas into a healthy & delicious banana bread…

When I find ripe bananas, without any second thoughts they will be turned into banana bread. I have got the best recipe for making the banana bread, this time I tweaked the recipe a bit & gave a healthy twist by replacing white refined sugar with unrefined jaggery or palm sugar.

The banana bread turned out moist, soft & delicious, the outside of the bread has a nice crust & golden brown color.

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Healthy & Delicious Banana Bread- With Jaggery-Palm Sugar
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6 Slices
  • Ripe bananas- 2, medium-sized
  • Melted butter, unsalted- ⅓ cup
  • Egg- 1
  • All purpose flour- 1½ cups
  • Jaggery or Palm sugar, ground- ¾ cup
  • Baking soda- 1 tsp
  • Ground cardamom - ½ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Almonds or walnuts or pecans, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F or 175 C.
  2. If the jaggery is in solidified form, crush that in a mortar using a pestle, we'll need ¾ cup of ground jaggery.
  3. In a bowl: combine flour, jaggery, baking soda, ground cardamom, and salt.
  4. In another bowl, mash the ripe bananas using a fork or potato masher until smooth and without any lumps.
  5. Add the melted butter & egg. Combine well using a whisk till smooth.
  6. Slowly add the prepared dry ingredients or flour mix into the banana mixture, combine well using a silicone spatula until the batter has a smooth constituency.
  7. Add the chopped nuts of your choice, combine well.
  8. Grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
  9. Pour the batter into the pan, even out the top.
  10. Place in the preheated oven on the middle rack and bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
  11. After 45 minutes, insert a fork into the center of the bread, if it comes out clean it has baked well. Otherwise, bake for 5 more minutes.
  12. Remove the pan from the oven, let cool down a bit and gently slide the bread onto a wire rack. Let cool down completely.
  13. Slice using a sharp knife.
  14. Enjoy along with a cup of tea or coffee.
  15. Leftover bread can be refrigerated, the chilled banana bread tastes more delicious.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...