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Nov 19, 2008

Eggless Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips – For a Worthy Cause

Eggless Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
Eggless Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Now, don’t look at me with a puzzled face if I say I never baked bread before! Yes, true! Though I am not new to baking and baked some goodies before, I never put my hand into baking bread. But, now a great opportunity has come my way to bake my first bread for a worthy cause. 

My dear friend, Rosie of Rosie Bakes a Piece of Cake, a sweet blogger, who whips up so many mouth-watering baked goodies like a pro and tempts us with stunning pictures, has tagged me to bake bread for a wonderful cause. I felt so happy to do this tag even though I am still a novice when it comes to baking bread.


Breadline Africa is a registered charity in South Africa that is seeking to put an end to poverty in South Africa and further afield in Africa. Their aim is to break the cycle of poverty and help communities to achieve long term self-sustainability. Breadline Africa was founded in 1993 by social workers and communities in South Africa with minded colleagues in Europe, (who were well placed to source out donations). They are geared to help fund small ground level projects in Africa which are most likely to succeed with financial help.

On Blog Action Day Breadline Africa launched their Worldwide Blogger Bake-Off campaign. The aim is to raise $1 million in funds for a project to convert shipping containers into locations for food production and distribution in Africa. It is hoped that these sustainable community kitchens will not only provide food such as bread and soup to those in need, but also opportunities for skills development within poor communities.

Bloggers can download the Blogger Bake off widget and tag five other bloggers to do the same.

I would like to tag five lovely blogger friends to bake bread for this worthy cause. Please note that you can bake any kind of bread for this cause.

Now coming to the recipe:

As I am new to baking bread, I wanted to start with a simple bread recipe that involves easy work. I found an interesting bread recipe here and modified a little bit according to our taste.

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 ripe Bananas
  • ¼ cup Oil (I used Olive Oil)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips (Can be substituted with 1 cup of chopped Walnuts or Pecans)
  1. Mash the bananas into a soft paste. A fork can be used to mash it easily. Add oil, vanilla and sugar to this banana mixture. Mix well.
  2. Later sift flour + salt + soda together and add to banana mixture along with the chocolate chips.
  3. Mix until flour is blended in well, but don’t over mix it.
  4. Pour this mixture into a loaf pan and bake at 3500 F. Don’t forget to preheat the oven first.
  5. Bake the bread for 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick when pierced comes out clean. 
  6. Here is how I adjusted the time: At first I baked it for 40 minutes, checked for doneness and increased 5 more minutes of baking time and again 5 more minutes which means I baked it for 50 minutes in total!
  7. Then cool the bread in the pan itself for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan to cool completely on a wire rack. 
  8. Finally when it is cool enough to touch, cut as many pieces as you want, and enjoy the deliciousness. 
  9. It was a great hit with my kids, not to mention my husband and myself!

Eggless Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips


Unknown said... [Reply]

Great Uma, I am sure it must have tasted superb. Glad that u baked for a cause. Me too planning to do soon.

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Bread for a cause sounds gr8. Bread looks moist and yummy. Great going dear.

Unknown said... [Reply]

That looks gorgeous..great for a worthy cause..

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wow....looks great Uma! Looks moist and delicious.

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

Banana bread and choco chips, it is like double treat! I appreciate that baking for a good cause.

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow uma great recipe for a great cause love the idea.me recipe copy kottaa li anu kuntunnanu ledu kodatanu bananas techukovali 2 days lo meeku choopistanu thanks for the lovely recipr

Lore said... [Reply]

That last photo is simply mean! ;) DELICIOUS and I bet you'll be more confident in the future and you'll bake bread often.

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow.. looks awesome & yummy...

Finla said... [Reply]

Wow just beutiful banana bread and love those ooezing chocolate chips in it.

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]

yummy bread uma....

come and pick up the gift from my -ITS A REFRESHING TIME post dear.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wow.Looks moist and delicious.

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

looks superb uma

Laavanya said... [Reply]

That looks so good Uma...

PG said... [Reply]

thank you for your comment at my blog! This bread looks so very yummy!
has been bookmarked!

TBC said... [Reply]

That looks wonderful, Uma.:)
This is what I do with leftover bananas most of the time. I've made this so many times now that I'm beginning to get sick of it.:D

ranji said... [Reply]

delicious uma..i love this..i had also prepared one with banana and chocolate chips...but with eggs...:)...absoultely loved it..they compliment each other so well..bananan and chocolate :)

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

yummy and for a good cause always makes us feel proud! good going girl!

Pavani said... [Reply]

this looks yummy n tempting me a have a piece from ur plate...uma 1small doubt..we have bake cake in convenction mode aaa ...preheating ante how can u tell me briefly i have microwave

Cham said... [Reply]

Somehow, Today I was in a mood of baking something. Bread baking for a worthy cause would be such a great thing, Uma. Got to work now :) The bread is just beautiful!

anudivya said... [Reply]

I will surely bake one Uma, Thanks so much for the information. Yours looks so good. Makes it even more special with your good heart.

anudivya said... [Reply]

Uma, is there a time limit to bake the bread and post it? Pls let me know.

sra said... [Reply]

I baked blueberry bread once, not too good - it was v crumbly tho' the taste was okay!

Rosie said... [Reply]

Firstly Uma, many, many thanks for taking part for such a worthy cause my 'dear' friend :)

Your bread looks delicious Uma and perfection in a loaf. I just adore banana and chocolate bread.

Rosie x

Unknown said... [Reply]

Doesnt look like this was your first bake. Lovely browned crust. For a lovely cause!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

that's a terrific looking cake. i will send u my paniyaram.. and u send me ur cake.. let's exchange!

karuna said... [Reply]

tht is indeed a worthy cause. the bread looks so moist and soft. loved the chocolate chips ozzing out.

Raks said... [Reply]

Looks so soft and love the fact that its eggless!

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

You have baked for a nice cause and I just loved the bread...

Andhra Flavors said... [Reply]

thanks andi award collect chesukunduku. and cake banana and choc cobination idea baavundi.

Vibaas said... [Reply]

looks so yummy, uma.

i have something perfect for you here : http://vibaas-world.blogspot.com/2008/11/wow-is-all-i-can-say.html

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

I am so glad that you stepped into the bread world too, and look at the stunner you created! Just beautiful - I too may bake one during the weekend for the cause!

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Dear Uma, that's such a worthy cause. I'll definitely bake something up- thanks for tagging me.
The banana bread looks lovely, especially all those chocolate chips.

Dibs said... [Reply]

Hi Uma - Interesting to see 'bake for a cause', your bread turned out very well!

I have some awards for you at our blog.

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

Wow cake looks wonderful...and declicious...your first cake itself is so gud..wow....
And I have corrected the name ...sorry abt it

jayasree said... [Reply]

Appreciate ur effort to bake for a cause. Bread has come out well.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Marvellous Uma....thanks for tagging, sure will bake something for a worthy cause...yummt banana n choco bread...

A Kamalika Krishmy said... [Reply]

Bread for a Cause !! Very Sweet of you .. you have a surprise in my blog ... check it out

Purva Desai said... [Reply]

Baking for a worthy cause, thats really kind gesture....
Bread looks soft and fluffy

Pavani said... [Reply]

thanks yaar..for clearing my doubt

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

bread looks perfect..i hve bookmarked...wil surly post them on my blog..thanks for sharing dear..

Usha said... [Reply]

Hey Uma, the bread looks perfect...this is such a worthy cause too...

raaji said... [Reply]

Thats areal good cause uma.....the bread is sure worth all the effort

Indrani said... [Reply]

Perfect & yummy looking cake, Uma...some awards sre wating for u 2 pick up in my blog..come by & pick them up..

Medhaa said... [Reply]

Uma this is just perfect, You wont bel it I baked banana bread with choco chips for the same cause, I also baked another bread so now maybe I will post that.

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