My Everyday Banana Bread with Nigella Seeds | First bake in the new Oven

I determined to share this Banana short bread with aniseed and nigella seeds (kalonji) recipe once more now not handiest because this is the first oven bake in my kitchen here in Abu Dhabi however also the easiest bake for novices. There is no "creaming the butter" or "the usage of hand mixer" or something that intimidates you to strive baking!

Banana Bread with Aniseed and Nigella seeds | First bake in my new Oven

I already have a very popular Banana Quick Bread Loaf with Nigella Seedsrecipe that was baked on the stovetop during Yanbu days but today's recipe is not very different from that but even better!

As shared in my this life lately post , we had moved into our flat in Feb this year and continued to Zomato the meals while deciding on a model of the cooking range.  Well, it was fixed in our very first visit to Sharaf DG but we never got back to buy it for many reasons including the fact that we were not happy with the apartment. But with a blink of an eye, we already were at the footsteps of Ramadan and so we zeroed in on Siemenswhich arrived the very next day.

I now, totally understand when they say every oven is different and I definitely have a long way before I build a good rapport with mine. When a recipe states bake at this temp for this much time, I am at a loss of clarity on what mode to choose - 3D Hot air, Hot air gentle or Top/bottom heating?  and which rack to place the tin? The manual describes them in a language that is too technical for me so I tried baking this recipe in all three modes. Nope, I can't seem to say which one is the best, but I am sharing the recipe that my man enjoyed eating.

About My Everyday Banana Bread with Nigella Seeds

I am calling this as my everyday banana bread due to the fact the recipe is so forgiving that you may use this as a base and make many makeovers. This is quick bread has just the right wet texture, candy banana and demerara sugar flavours, and exceedingly smooth crumb, that is my first-rate ever banana bread recipe that I can blindly bake. You?Ll just want 2 very ripe bananas that appearance too terrible to eat as is! :-D

And the high-quality component is you don't want to take out any appliances, your true vintage fork or whisk can be sufficient!

Banana Bread with Aniseed and Nigella seeds | First bake in my new Oven

This banana bread percent became baked in 180c warm air mild mode for 30 minutes, using oil within the batter.

Power Ingredients of this Banana Bread

  • Whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour: We will be using both kinds but feel free to make it all maida or all atta!
  • Demerara Sugar: This has a natural caramel-like flavour, unlike brown sugar, which has the added molasses flavour. Demerara sugar, gives a warm caramel note to whatever you add it to, so I highly recommended it but if you don't have it, then just use any kind brown or white granulated sugar. This also goes by the name Turbinado sugar, so if you find that then it is the same as demerara. But this recipe also works perfectly well with white sugar.
  • Nigella seeds, aniseed and cardamom powder: The bold flavours! You can use sesame, chia, flax, etc or if nuts are your thing, pecans, walnuts, etc
  • Ghee: anytime!
  • Banana: Overripe and all-black skin is the best choice to bake as it would be in its sweetest form so you don't need a lot of added sugar.

How to make the batter for banana short bread?

The best thing about this recipe is you don't have to take out any gadgets to make this bread. All you need is two bowls, one whisk, and a rubber spatula! Mixing technique is called muffin mixing method!

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients
  2. Whisk the wet ingredients
  3. Add the wet to the dry
  4. Fold gently taking care not to overdo (bits of dry flour is okay)
  5. Pour into a greased loaf and bake

Like a brand new oven baker, I had to try this recipe in some unique oven settings and temperature and I can't make my mind on which one is the satisfactory! I wager I am too biased to Banana Bread.

Banana Bread with Aniseed and Nigella seeds | First bake in my new Oven

This banana bread p.C changed into baked top/bottom heating 180c 35 mins the usage of ghee as opposed to oil. - our fav model.

Aniseed and Nigella Seeds

I had picked aniseed long lower back while in Yanbu to make a Lebanese sweet recipe which I even have now not shared however the spice have become my favourite on account that then. I do not think we use this in our cuisine or I am no longer aware of it. I attempted to google the regional call but most effective determined a Hindi model and appears it is known as Choti saunf however I am now not very sure approximately that too. If you can not find it, just pass it and use simplest nigella seeds (kalonji)

If you are interested to know more about aniseed, and why it is not same as fennel seeds that most of them assume, do check this article by Spiceography

I do not need to introduce Kalonji, right? Nigella seeds are more commonplace than aniseed and are extensively used throughout the united states of america so I am hoping you could do that bread even if you can't supply aniseed.

Yes, you could both upload simply aniseed or simply nigella seeds or none or both... You do you! I am not delving into the million opportunities of creating Banana bread but permit's stick to seeds as this put up is set it. So other alternatives could be poppy seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds! But consider me these don't have the flavor that aniseed or nigella seeds impart!

Quantity of mashed bananas in this bread

I used to feature three/four cup of mashed bananas but learnt that my man does not like bits of banana seen within the bread slice and he may not devour. So I reduced to half of cup and it were given bought! So I will suggest including a minimum half cup and you may pass up to a few/four cup.

In case you've got only one banana and it yields only 1/4 cup mashed, then upload 1/four cup more liquid inside the form of milk, buttermilk or whisked yoghurt.

Like I stated, a completely forgiving recipe!

My Everyday Banana Bread with Nigella Seeds | First bake in the new Oven

This banana bread pic was baked in 3D Hot air mode at 180c  for 35 mins using oil and buttermilk.

Okay, allow's get going with the recipe now...

Banana Bread with Aniseed and Nigella seeds


Dry Ingredients:

1/2 cup of wheat flour

6 tablespoons all-cause flour

1/4 cup demerara sugar or brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

a pinch of salt

half of teaspoon cardamom powder

1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds and more to sprinkle on top

1/2 teaspoon aniseed

Wet Ingredients:

1 huge egg

1/4 cup melted ghee

1/2 cup mashed banana (approx 1 medium Chiquita)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence


Baking mode info:

  • Place the oven wire rack in the middle (level 3)
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C on top/bottom or 3D hot air mode
  • Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan or coat with nonstick spray and line the bottom with baking paper

Prepare the batter:

  1. Add all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine (use a balloon whisk)
  2. In a smaller bowl, beat the egg, then add the mashed banana, cooled melted ghee and vanilla essence
  3. Whisk the wet ingredients until well incorporated
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula
  5. DO NOT overmix. Bits of dry flour is okay. Fold in the same direction

Bake the banana bread:

  1. Pour the batter into the lined loaf pan and smooth the surface
  2. Keep the pan on the middle rack of the preheated oven
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test
  4. Place the loaf pan on a rack for a few minutes and run a spatula around to release the bread. Make sure you remove the bread from the tin sooner so it doesn't get wet from the steam buildup inside.
  5. Let the bread cool completely on a wire rack
  6. Slice and serve with chai or coffee
  7. Store at room temperature in an airtight box for 2 to 4 days or in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for a month or until it lasts.

Banana Bread with Aniseed and Nigella seeds | First bake in my new Oven

Check out for more banana recipesor more recipes using nigella seeds.

I maintain one or bananas to get overripe in order that I could make banana bread. Are you want me or you bake to keep the bananas? :-) Let me realize inside the feedback.

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