Banana Bread

As Tea is arguably the most consumed beverage at 704, we constantly look for snacks that would perfect complement a freshly brewed, steaming hot cup of this goodness. With winter or at least hints of winter approaching Karachi, we try to prepare snacks that give us a warm and cozy feeling. This recipe is a regular feature these days, hence we thought of sharing it with everyone.
Indulge in a slice of this perfectly spiced Banana bread, with just the right amount of nuts and chocolate chips to give your tea-time the happy boost it needs.


  1. Flour – 2.5 cups
  2. Sugar – 1/2 cup
  3. Salt – 1/2 tsp
  4. Baking soda – 2 tsp
  5. Bananas (overly ripe) – 4
  6. Eggs- 3
  7. Oil – 3/4 cup
  8. Water – 1/4 cup
  9. Vanilla essence – 1 tbsp
  10. Chocolate chips – 1/2 cup
  11. Walnuts – 1/2 cup

Method: (this post has been updated. Please see notes in asterisks below)

  • Preheat oven to 170°C.**
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Then add eggs and oil and whisk together.
  • Add water, vanilla essence, and mix until fully combined.
  • Now to this wet mixture, add the dry mixture, 1/3 at a time.
  • Mix completely.
  • Transfer mixture to a loaf pan.
  • Bake for 55 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!
  • Add chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.

**oven temperatures vary. Please set a temperature that is suitable to your oven. In our Pakistani, gas oven, a temperature of 200°C was required to bake cakes, loaves, and cookies. But now in the Netherlands, we have a gas fan oven for which a temperature of 170°C is optimum for baking.

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