Three grains banana orange loaf

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Three grains banana orange loaf
Three grains banana orange loaf

An old fashioned banana orange loaf in its healthy avatar!

A tea loaf is an English cake made with fruits and spices. Usually fruits are soaked in the tea or juice overnight. Here I haven’t used any tea so basically it’s a tea time loaf/cake.

This banana orange loaf loaf ticks all the check boxes of a healthy bake. Packed with goodness of banana and orange, it is made with wholemeal flour, ground oats and

chickpea flour. I have used coconut oil that makes it utterly moist and delicious. Honey gives a very subtle sweetness to this loaf and addition of nuts are my personal favourite. I love the nuttiness and the crunch you get in the bite. And it’s EGGLESS too  🙂

What more one could ask in a healthy loaf!

wholemeal flour ✔️

Oats flour ✔️

chickpeas flour ✔️

banana ✔️

orange ✔️

almonds ✔️

honey ✔️

coconut oil ✔️

And NO Eggs!!!

Three grains banana and orange loaf
Three grains banana and orange loaf

Usually if you try to bake a healthy cake or loaf, you tend to compromise on taste. But surprisingly this one came out really delicious. So without much jabbering, I am going to share this delicious recipe with you all. An experiment that was given thumbs up by all in family including both my kids.


How to make three grains banana orange loaf

Three grains banana orange loaf
Three grains banana orange loaf

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 35-40 minutes
Baking equipment used: 1 litre loaf tin

Ingredients :

1 cup wholemeal flour (aata)
1/2 cup ground oats
1/4 cup chickpea flour (besan)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 tbsp almond flakes + 2 tbsp more for sprinkling on top ( use any other nuts of your choice)
3 large ripe bananas
3 tbsp coconut oil(or any other oil) + extra for greasing the loaf tin
3 tbsp honey (or more as per taste)
Zest and juice of a big orange ( approx a tbsp zest and 1/2 cup freshly squeezed juice)

Method :

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Grease a 1 ltr loaf tin with oil and line the base with parchment paper. (This loaf can be made in a 7″ round cake tin too)
  • Shift all the three flours with baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder. Do it three times. Add any bran that is left in the strainer. Add 2 tbsp almond flakes or any other chopped nuts.
Sieve the dry ingredients
Sieve the dry ingredients
  • In another bowl, take peeled banana and mash it using a fork. Add oil, honey, orange zest and juice.
Wet ingredients
Wet ingredients
  • Whisk them nicely.
  • Now add dry ingredients mixing then nicely after each addition.
  • Spoon the mixture in prepared tin and smooth the top. Sprinkle remaining almond flakes.
batter in the tin
Batter in the tin
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown on top and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Leave it to cool down in the tin. Then slice and serve with tea or milk.
Three grains banana orange loaf
Three grains banana orange loaf

This recipe is to satisfy your craving without feeling guilty. Hope you will like it as much as we did. Cheers to the health!!

Do check other recipes too.

Double chocolate and dates cake with walnuts

Easy peasy lemon squeezy eggless lemon cake

Oats bar or flapjacks

Homemade digestive biscuits

Keep baking!!!

J xx


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A self-taught baker and an iPhone photographer who believes passion is the necessary ingredient in baking and every step must be savoured and enjoyed! I feel baking is therapeutic and easy. All you have to do is to gather your ingredients, measure them, mix them with a pinch of love and let the magic work!! Thank you for stopping by and going through my work. Let me know how you find them? All inputs and suggestions are highly appreciated. Thanks!

4 thoughts on “Three grains banana orange loaf”

  1. Hi jayashree. One question. What is the ml capacity of the cup that u use ? I have cups of 200 ml, 240ml and 250 ml.

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