Butterless banana nut bread



  1. Plain flour –1.5 cups
  2. Baking powder – 1 tsp.
  3. Baking soda – 1 tsp.
  4. Salt – a pinch
  5. Eggs – 3 numbers; large; separated
  6. Caster sugar – 1 cup
  7. Sunflower oil – 1/2 cup
  8. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.
  9. Whole milk – 1/2 cup
  10. Very ripe bananas – 3 numbers; mashed
  11. Walnuts – 1/2 cup; coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Sift together the plain flour, salt, baking soda & baking powder. Add 1 heaping tbsp. of the sifted plain flour mixture to the walnuts and toss to coat.
  3. Beat the 3 egg yolks adding the caster sugar, little by little. Beat for 5-7 minutes till the mixture is pale, creamy and very thick.
  4. Beat in the oil little by little.
  5. Beat in the vanilla essence and mashed bananas.
  6. Fold in the dry flour mixture alternated with the milk. Fold in the walnuts.
  7. Beat the 3 egg whites till they hold stiff peaks. Fold in the egg whites into the cake batter. The batter would be a bit thin.
  8. Transfer this mixture to a prepared 9×9″ brownie pan.
  9. Bake at 180C for 30 minutes and at 160C for 20 minutes.
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