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Eggless Quinoa Chocolate Banana Bread

Banana Quinoa Bread with dark chocolate

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Serves: 1 8" loaf Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1.5 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup neutral tasting oil (I used canola oil)
  • 1/3rd cup castor sugar/brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (water removed, hung curd or greek yogurt)
  • 1/4th cup milk
  • 1/3rd cup cooked quinoa (reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 1/3rd cup chocolate chips/chopped chocolate
  • 2 overripe bananas (preferably frozen and thawed)
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange (optional)

Instructions

1

Start by cooking the quinoa, rinse it three times, add quinoa to a pot, add double the quantity of water, bring to a boil

2

Once boiling, turn to a simmer, cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes

3

Turn off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes covered

4

Cool the quinoa down to room temperature before using it in the recipe

5

Preheat the oven to 180 C

6

Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and set the ingredients aside

7

In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, sugar,orange zest & vanilla till well combined (about 3 minutes)

8

In a separate bowl mix the yogurt & milk together, set it aside

9

To the sugar+oil mixture, add the dry ingredients and the yogurt+milk mixture alternatively following this order:

10

1/3rd dry mix, 1/2 yogurt+milk mix, 1/3rd dry mix, remaining yogurt+milk mix, remaining dry mix (Slowly fold, don't overmix)

11

Mash bananas in a bowl

12

Fold in the mashed bananas, cooked quinoa and chocolate chips

13

Add the batter to a greased 8" loaf tin( you can alternatively line the tin with parchment paper) and garnish with reserved quinoa and chocolate chips/chopped chocolate

14

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean

15

Enjoy warm!

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