Braided Banana Bread

Over 6-8 overripe bananas were lying in the pantry. Previously, I made the regular Chilas (Indian crepes) and Pooris (similar to Mangalorean buns) with them. So, I was looking for some new ideas to use the bananas. Since I did not have a deep bread mould, I decided to make this braided bread. To my surprise, it turned terrific on the first attempt.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 banana – overripe and mashed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds powder mixed in 3 tbsp water (egg replacer)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup whey/curd
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1tbsp cinnamon powder
  • oil for greasing the tray


  • Mix banana, flour, baking powder, the flax-seeds mixture, butter
  • Now with little whey, form a soft dough
  • Leave it overnight to ferment in a warm place
  • In the morning, kneed the dough with some flour and form a roll. Cut into three equal portions lengthwise.
  • Braid them and for a circle. Place the braided dough in a baking tray and leave for another hour before baking.
  • Before baking, spread some milk and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 mins at 170 degrees

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