Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Squares and the Healthy Twist !


What do you do if you find yourself with a couple of overripe bananas but are in no mood to make plain ole banana bread?  Admit it, you have already eaten it a gazillion times and by now you are craving for  a different version or change altogether. Yours truly faced a similar predicament this morning when she found three overripe bananas staring at her from the fruit tray this morning. I decided to transform their pitiful existence into something beautifully edible yet different . That's where the healthy twist came in.

The all purpose flour had to be replaced with nothing less than whole wheat .  Wasn't in the mood for 50 -50 either. So all purpose flour exited the scene albeit  with a heavy heart . Next, the oatmeal was converted into flour form by giving it a run in the blender/food processor. The original recipe which uses all purpose flour is dairy free , but yours truly took the liberty of  using 1/4 cup milk as the whole wheat batter was  thicker.  Could have added some chia seeds but omitted them for no particular reason .

Ingredients -
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal flour ( give it a quick run in the blender/food processor)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup milk ( room temperature)
1/4 cup brown sugar ( by all means add more if you like things sweeter)
1 cup mashed bananas
1 tsp baking powder 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
white sesame seeds for sprinkling on top.

Method -
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease and line a small square pan ( I used 6 inches)
Take a bowl and add the dry ingredients - whole wheat flour(sifted) , baking powder(sifted) , salt and brown sugar.
Now add the wet ingredients - oil, milk, mashed bananas and vanilla extract.
Mix thoroughly with the help of a spatula and transfer to the greased pan.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and bake for 30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack , cut into squares and enjoy with a cup of masala tea .




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