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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Banana Dates Walnut Cake ( Eggless )

Banana cakes are very delicious & healthy cake,how about making it even more healthier by adding dates & walnuts.Dates are rich source of dietary fiber which helps prevent absorption of LDL(bad cholesterol) from blood.Also,an essential source of vitamin A,Beta carotene.They also act as a bulk laxative.Walnuts are rich source of energy and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids.Regular use of walnuts helps decrease the bad cholesterol (LDL) and helps increase the good cholesterol(HDL) in blood.And bananas,as u all know is a good source of potassium,manganese,Vit B6,folate and carbohydrate.Thiscake is similar to the one,I posted sometime back,Eggless Dates Cake.So,this is a filling cake that can be served for breakfast or as a snack.Do try this & Enjoy !!


Ingredients
all purpose flour 2 cups
banana 2 mashed(very ripe)
dates 20-22(pitted & chopped)
milk 1 cup
walnuts 1/2 cup
sugar 3/4-1 cup
baking powder 1 tsp
baking soda 1 tsp
vegetable oil 1/4 cup
butter 1/4 cup(refer notes)
salt a pinch


Method
-Pre heat oven to 200 degrees F and toast the walnuts in the tray for 10-12 minutes so that the skins are removed easily.Chop small and keep aside.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 12*8 " pan with parchment paper at the bottom,coat the sides with butter.
-Sift the flour and add baking soda,baking powder and salt.Combine well ,keep aside.
-Mash the peeled bananas with a fork or in a blender.Keep aside.
-Cream the butter and sugar until smooth and combined.
- In a microwave safe bowl,add in the chopped dates with milk and heat on high for 2-3 minutes until dates are softened or leave soaked overnight.
-Cool it down completely.Blend this mix in a blender till it forms a smooth paste.
-Add the paste,mashed bananas to the creamed butter sugar mix.Add in the flour slowly and finish with the oil.Make a batter without lumps.Add in the toasted walnuts,vanilla extract and stir.
-Pour in the desired baking tray and place it in the oven.bake for 30-35 mins or till the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.Cool on wire rack and cut in pieces.Mine was done at 33 minutes.
-Serve with tea or milk !!


Servings~ 12*8 cake

NOTES
* You can use oil alone by replacing the amount of  butter with oil.
* I have used 3/4 th cup of sugar,yields a moderately sweet cake.Increase upto 1 cup if you desire more sweet.


Sending this to Healthy Recipe substitution event by Anu @ Anu's healthy Kitchen

48 comments:

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...so healthy n delicious cake...loved its color n texture...ur pics are amazing n lovely presentation too!
So neatly sliced...loving it :)

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy nutty cake. would love to have it with tea.

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and healthy cake.

Amina said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. beautiful looking cakes... mouth watering..

Asiya Baig said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never thought of adding dates to banana cake before...great idea! Clicks are wonderful!

Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

Bookmarked Julie...I'm making this over the weekend....Yummm...

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful cake, love this dates and walnut combo. Awesome clicks.

Rajani said... Best Blogger Tips

I like this date - banana cake recipe very much. Planning to try it out this weekend, and will let you know how it turned out.
Great pics too.

Nisha Ajith said... Best Blogger Tips

Cakes looks awesome !!!

PriyaVaasu said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious n healthy cake! !! Drooling clicks!!

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so so super moist and yummy. I want to bookmark and try this. I luv somehow eggless cakes.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly baked moist cake...Loved Julie..Nice tempting presentation too...

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh. They look good. Never tried the bananas and dates together

Helen Prabha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...wonderful dates cake.....love it.

I do have some dates left in my fridge will try this recipe this weekend :-)

Thanks dear.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

Its a real super slices...
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sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

that cake looks deliciously beautiful, girl. and ur pictures are becoming awesome these days..... lovely!!!!

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow so moist n healthy cake!!! lovely presentation!!!

Nagashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect bake, I love banana bread and dates cake, this is a combo treat :-)

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

So yummy and healthy cake
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Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! Cake look very soft and super delicious.

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very good Julie...Dates, bananas and walnuts does make a great combo...nice pics

Leena said... Best Blogger Tips

Love to grab one..yummy..lovely presentation..

anusha praveen said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that cute black plate you got there Julie and its an explosion of flavors this cake.... yumm

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

May I have a piece of this cake Julie? Soft, moist and spongy cake, absolute delicious dear.

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

nice clicks dear.. looks very beautiful..

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly baked. Looks so delicious. Love the colour.

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

Love ur new space julie and amazing pics.did u get a new camera?

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Loving those slices, extremely prefect,soft,moist and irresistible cake.

Amrita Vishal said... Best Blogger Tips

How I love this awesome cake!! Beautiful crust

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful Julie! The pictures, the lovely slices with the pretty sheen, could almost snatch one off screen. I've never tried this combination. Must, since I have leftover dates from the C'mas cake. Thanks! Happy new year, friend!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

very nicely cut slices... love the colour .. yummy cake

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks soft and yummy...Loved the combo..

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious n healthy cake! !! Drooling clicks!!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy combo, love the color and texture of the cake..

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie,

Happy New Year. Not been to your new blog, looks very nice. The cake looks very moist and delicious.

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks wonderful n bookmarked.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Neat slices,looks beautiful..perfectly baked.

kausers kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks awesome dear..perfectly made and just luvd ur clicks.

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n delicious...
Maha

Shylaja Praveen said... Best Blogger Tips

The cake is tempting me a lot!

Kusum Sanu said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this one! I want a piece!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy & absolutely yummy, fantastic clicks!

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy cakes and awesome clicks Julie :)

Ragini Sharma said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy and tempting.

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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what a deliicous and yummy bread. Iam tempted to take leave just to meke this now.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry Julie I said bread instead of cake.

Amuds said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very yummy..gonna try this weekend..
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Nupur Mehra said... Best Blogger Tips

This cake soo soft and delicious ! I have been thinking to try a similar cake for so long now. Bookmarked your recipe for my endeavour now :)