whole wheat coffee banana bread

Whole Wheat Coffee Banana Bread

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The reason I wanted to make a Whole Wheat Coffee Banana Bread is because I’ve been baking so many Banana Bread lately. Especially Whole Wheat Banana Bread and Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Bread. I thought why not add another flavour to the list? And my go-to flavour in baking is either Earl Grey or coffee. And for something like a banana bread, coffee sounded ideal.

Whole Wheat Coffee Banana Bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Pratty and Food
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (cooking/edible soda)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2.5 - 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder (I used Nescafe Classic, you can use whatever is available to you)
  • 2 tablespoons warm/hot water
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (use overripe bananas if available)
  • 1/2 cup sugar, first measure then powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt/curd/dahi (if unavailable, add same amount of milk or 1 egg)
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil (or melted butter)
  • OPTIONAL for toppings - sliced banana, nuts, chopped chocolate
  1. First, mix the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set it aside.

  2. In a small bowl mix the instant coffee powder and hot water. Now, if the coffee brand you have is very mild, you'll need to add a little more. If the coffee has a very strong flavour, add a little less. Combining the coffee and water at this stage prior to mixing helps incorporate the flavour into the batter a lot better. 

  3. To a mixing bowl, add the mashed banana and coffee mixture then whisk. Add the sugar and whisk.

  4. Next add in the milk and yogurt (dahi). If you don't have yogurt, just substitute it with the same quantity of milk OR one egg. Whisk everything well.

  5. Lastly, add in the dry ingredients in installments and fold the batter gently using a spatula or a big spoon. I usually add it in 3 parts so it's easier to combine. Do not overmix or whisk vigorously. Combine till it's just-incorporated. It's okay if there are a few lumps, they'll go away as it bakes. 

  6. Now. The most important step to follow when baking with whole wheat flour - after mixing the batter set it aside for 10 mins. Meanwhile turn on your oven to preheat it to 180C. Also, prepare the baking mould.

  7. Grease your baking mould and sprinkle some flour, tap it around and remove the excess flour. I used a loaf tin but you can also use any cake mould you have. When using a cake mould the baking time would be less as the batter is more spread out so it bakes through quicker compared to when using a loaf tin.

  8. After resting the batter for 10 mins, pour it into the mould. And bake for 1 hour is using a loaf tin. But if using a cake mould, it will probably take 40-45 minutes. Bake at 180C. Once done, insert a knife to check the done-ness.

  9. Let the coffee banana bread cool down completely before you demould or slice it. When it's hot, the banana bread is still baking inside itself.


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Hey! I'm Pratty. I bake, develop recipes that are easy for people to follow and use few ingredients for the same. I run a recipe blog called Pratty and Food. Food photography is another little aspect of food blogging that has had an immense impact on me.

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