16 August, 2014
chocolate walnut banana bread (egg-free, sugar-free, whole wheat)
A few days ago, I realized that there is no simple banana bread recipe on this blog! My kids do not like simple banana bread; somehow the taste of just wheat and banana does not appeal to them. I have date syrup with me, so this time when I found 2 overripe bananas with us, I made a chocolate version, sans sugar. This combination turned out to be really moist and delicious. Now, everybody in the house loved it!
This week’s Fiesta Friday #29 party is hosted by Selma and Jhuls, over at the Novice Gardener’s. I’m taking this simple treat there; hope it is liked by all!
chocolate walnut banana bread
Whole wheat pastry flour- 1 3/4 cup; 215 g (whole wheat flour or atta can be used instead)
Ripe banana- 2
Cocoa powder- 1/3 cup; 24 g
Date syrup- 2/3 cup
chopped walnuts- 1/3 cup
baking soda- 1/2 tbsp.
salt- a pinch
butter- 2 tbsp.
* Pre-heat oven to 350 °F.
* Mash bananas with hands/ladle. Add date syrup and melted butter to it.
* Combine flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder in a bowl and mix with the wet ingredients.
* Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for about 40 minutes or till a knife inserted in the center comes clean.
* Allow to cool; top with finely chopped nuts for garnish.
43 thoughts on : chocolate walnut banana bread (egg-free, sugar-free, whole wheat)
This looks totally lovely Apsara –
and great timing as I’ve been trying out banana bread / cake recipes to find a keeper – this looks as though it will be it!
Thank you for sharing the recipe and inspirational photos –
I’m glad you like this, Emma. Hope your banana bread comes out just as well as this one!
So do I!! ex.
Looks delicious I love any combination of chocolate and banana, I can only imagine the rich flavor that date syrup would add, thanks for sharing 🙂
you’re welcome, MKK. 🙂
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Love it Apsara and more so the fact that you used date syrup instead of sugar. How was the texture?
thanks, Sonal. The texture is cake-like and moist, almost like when molasses or syrup is used.
looks so yummy 🙂
thank you, Andy. 🙂
Walnut banana bread looks moist and yum. Have tried dates syrup in cake will try with bread
Do let me know, Vidya.
Hmm, another healthy treat for today’s FF. I am happy to indulge this – I am not going to feel guilty after a few slices. 😛 As I said to others before, I admire how people turn recipes into healthy ones. I have not eaten banana bread without sugar, but I can see the date syrup made this banana bread sweet and moist. Am I right?
Thanks for bringing this and I assure you that this is loved by the FF crowd. 😉 Enjoy the rest of your weekend! <3
Thank you, Jhuls. A great hostess you are, for the party! Have a good week ahead. 🙂
Your chocolate banana bread looks amazing, Apsara! Yum yum yumm! x
thank you, my friend! xx
Your chcolate banana bread looks so moist, chocolatey and YUMMM!! 🙂 Plz do send across some for me!
Thank you, Aiswarya. Shall I mail you some? 😉
Haha sure 🙂 <3
I love chocolate banana bread , never tried with dates syrup, will definitely give it a try…looks yummylicious. .
thanks, Chitra. It is a good variation, I feel 🙂
Hi Apsara, loved the recipe and for all the facts that its egg less and whole wheat makes it even more interesting.. 🙂
thank you, Shikha! 🙂
Looks so yummy, Apsara. Date syrup in the ingredients list sounds interesting!
Thank you, Shweta. Hope you are doing well!
This looks lovely Apsara! Have made banana bread but the chocolate makes it such a tempting dark delight 🙂
Thanks, Garima. Yes, I like only the chocolate version. 😉
Ha ha..who wouldn’t 😉
Love this Apsara! I have just recently discovered date syrup, it is such a wonderful substitute for sugar, isnt it?
Yes, it is so easy to use too!
ooh this looks yummy! I’ve never made banana bread, i need to change that!
Yes, this is super easy. I don’t know why I did not make it earlier!
with 2 overly ripe bananas in my fridge, it is a happy coincidence I stumbled over your recipe!
A lovely, simple and healthy recipe for banana bread, Apsara -thank you so much for bringing this to the party, it has been much appreciated by all! Do you know (roughly) what the proportions are when subbing date syrup for sugar? Have a wonderful FF and a great week!
I’m so glad you like it, Selma. I would have used the same amount of sugar (if using raw sugar) or slightly lesser (refined sugar). In this case, I went by the sweetness and consistency of the batter and added extra date syrup in the end, just before pouring in the pan. You have a great week too!
Ever since I started adding cocoa to my banana bread I can’t eat it plain anymore! This looks awesome 🙂
Looks divine, Apsara! I am definitely gonna try it out soon. Thanks for sharing ☺
I’m glad you like it, Swati!
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This was just amazing. I was a little worried with the omission of eggs despite which it turned out really well even with a few alterations that i made. Used 3/4 whole wheat flour and one cup coconut and oat flour mix,more of coconut. Also added 2 or 1 tbsp yogurt and put in 4 mediumish bananas. Date syrup was substituted with honey. This ones a keeper. Will follow original recipe next time as family not fond of bananas! More for me! 😀
Thank you for your review and explanation of the changes you made in your trial. This has made my day!