Friday, April 8, 2011

Banana Blueberry Walnut Loaf

 What makes a nation come to a halt, take notice, then sit and watch with pounding heart beats. Is it Politics or election or religion or something else? While trying to figure out this question I realized that there is one thing which binds us together irrespective of our backgrounds, caste and religion. And when the nation‘s heart beats to the tune of cricket, I wont look further anywhere in concluding that it’s cricket, what else?

Have you come across a neighborhood /mohalla / para cricket where even elders get involved with their children playing cricket. From Shivaji Park in Mumbai to Maidan in Kolkata, what draws your attention the most? A child making a move to ball his maiden over or a batsman striking a stance which probably would end up being four runs. We like to stop for a moment, join the fun, cheer them up and then brush off and move on putting a smile on our face, nudging our head believing that someday that child will make it to Indian cricket team. But then even if you are a housewife like me don’t you yourself like to stop for a moment in front of your TV when ever Dhoni will be hitting match winning sixes. And then will swing his bat like a sword, like a warrior in the battlefield.

And on Saturday nothing came in to the path about this recognition. From neighborhood vegetable vendor Sukhdevs to millionaire oops billionaire Ambanis, everybody cheered the Indian cricket team when it re-created the history again.And what a day it was. Well you all are reading, seeing and hearing about it. I don’t have much to add on that front. Well Congratulations to team India and Thank all of you for bringing back the world cup again. And wish all of you more ad-endorsements to your profiles and revenues in your pockets.

Now coming to the loaf recipe which was saved in my draft. When whole nation including people like me are going crazy about this world cup, just thought that this loaf recipe is appropriate to celebrate this occasion.
Banana and blueberry is a great combination and when this is served with dollop of ice-creams then this becomes a delicious combination. Put on the TV to watch your IPL matches and enjoy these slices with dollop of ice-creams.

Banana Blueberry Walnut Loaf

Recipe requirements
All purpose flour- 1cup
Whole wheat flour-1 cup
Butter ½ cup
2 eggs
½ tsp of baking soda
½ tsp of baking powder
½ cup of milk
½ cup of frozen Blueberry
2 Bananas mashed
½ cup of walnuts chopped

  • Mix in the dry ingredients in big bowl-all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder. I have included whole wheat flour for a more healthy option. If you wish you may use plain flour for baking this loaf or may use whole wheat flour only.
  • Now cream together butter and sugar with a fork or whatever way you prefer.
  • Slowly add in one egg at a time mixing through.
  • Now add in milk to the above creamed sugar and butter, egg mixture.
  • Mash the bananas well. If you have ripened bananas that may give good texture to the loaf.
  • Now add in bananas to the above prepared mixture.
  • Crush some walnuts.
  • Take out blueberries from the refrigerator.
  • Mix in the dry flour mixture to the wet mixture of butter+sugar+banana+milk+egg.
  • Preheat an oven at 180 deg C or 350 deg F.Prepare the loaf pan. Spread some butter evenly and dust some flour over it. Tap it gently to even out the flour.
  • Mix in frozen blueberries and walnuts chunks to the above prepared batter. No need to thaw frozen blueberries as they turn out soggy in the cake batter or most of the time they settle down to the bottom of the loaf. Frozen blueberries which are not thawed tend to stick well with the wet ingredients which help a uniform cake.
  • Bake the loaf for about 1 hr not less than that.
  • Let it cool a little bit before you flip the loaf to a plate.

Make slices and you are ready with your breakfast loaf.

And when cricket crazy season is here .Just thought re-cap of some old recipe would be a nice idea to warm up your evenings while catching up with IPL cricket matches.
Support your favorite cricket teams in IPL and enjoy with good food.Have a nice weekend ,see you all next week.Happy Cooking Friends 
Sending this Loaf recipe to Wit,Wok and Wisdom who is hosting her first food event.Click Here for more details.
Happy Cooking Friends


  1. Love the combo n the pics..looks yummy

  2. Wow yummy combo,luks delicious...

  3. Hello Jaya,
    That was an amazing post:)We the cricket-crazy Indians...but yes, India's win was so overwhelming that it still seems unbelievable!

    Loved your recipe - that was so yummy!!I'm hosting an event at my place which centers around bread - would love to see you link up!

    Do drop in sometime!

  4. Breath taking pictures, lovely cake, am just drooling over that last picture with scoops of icecream..

  5. wow love dat.....pics are great.....the combo with icecream is excellent

  6. hey Jaya,
    What a post...lol really apt for the cricket crazy time! loved the recap of ur dishes the cricket-language way :)must say it's a perfect sixer!
    Banana bread seems to be my all time fav. bread, wonderful combo of blueberry and banana.
    Beautiful snaps dear...I'm tempted to bake one for me and s!!
    Happy poila boishak to you and your loved ones in advance!

  7. Hi dear,
    I have an award waiting for you at my place!Please do come over and accept it:)Thanks so much!



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