My Father is a strict Vegetarian. Not even eggs.... I remember in my childhood, he would never eat my birthday cake... I used to feel bad , but I always cheered up when he would let me have what would have been his piece of cake! But in those tender years, I could never figure out how Dad felt happy on his Birthday! Mom would make a traditional sweet and that was celebration? Well, well, grown ups are funny!
Well, this is not for a birthday, neither is it a cake, but I'm sure Dad will love this EGGLESS Banana Bread. I picked up this recipe from Nandita's Saffron Trail.
We got the bananas from Von's.. and I kept watching when they would be fully ripe and soft, spotted but not black.... and today morning after talking to Mum and Dad, I felt a wave of memories sweep over me.... This one is for you Dad.
11/2 Cup Flour ( I took 1 cup All purpose and 1/2 cup wheat flour)
1 cup sugar
3 Ripe bananas
1 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup butter
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
1 tsp (French) vanilla essence
2 tbsp Milk
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mash the bananas. Melt the butter. With a wooden spatula, mix the melted butter in the mashed bananas. Add the sugar,v.essence, milk, baking soda and mix well.Last, add the flour- mix.
Pour into a greased baking loaf pan. Bake for about 45- 50 mins. check if baked by inserting a toothpick / knife, if it comes out clean, the bread is baked.
Cool on the rack. cut into slices and serve warm ( I could not wait to get my greedy hands on it! it was smelling heavenly!! I gobbled up a piece - just to check the taste you know!!)