Saturday, January 12, 2013

Vegan Cucumber, Walnut & Chocolate Bread

Vegan foods are always my favourite, actually i learned how to make vegan bakes only after entering this fabulous virtual blogsphere.If i ran out of eggs or milk products, i dont even hesitate a second to prepare my bakes as vegan.As i told earlier, my theme for this week's blogging marathon is cooking with electric appliances,how can i forget my all time favourite oven. Let me tell you a secret, i have two ovens at home. Now you can guess how am baking this much, i can prepare two or three bakes per day,if i feel very down.

Yes baking makes me happy,coming to this vegan bread, its a quick bread and i prepared this bread simply with finely grated cucumber, walnuts and chocolate.If am introducing something new in bakes,mostly i'll go for chocolate just to mask it. With chocolate,i can feed anything easily to my family members.I really want to make a quick bread for my third day of blogging marathon and went for this month's magic ingredients of Magic Mingle Challenge as Kalyani chosed both cucumber and walnuts as magic ingredients.Obviously this bread comes out extremely spongy,super moist and nutty, my kids enjoyed having this bread for their breakfast with their favourite nutella spread.Check out the bloggers running this 24th edition of blogging marathon here.Sending to  Siri's Celebrating First Anniversary.


1cup Wheat flour
1+1/2cups All purpose flour
1/2cup Chocolate chips
1/2cup Sugar
1cup Oil
2tbsp Flaxseed meal
1/2cup Applesauce
1/2cup Finely grated cucumber
1/2cup Walnuts (chopped roughly)
1/2tsp Baking powder
1tsp Baking soda
A pinch Salt


Preheat the oven to 350F.Grease well a loaf pan and keep aside.

Sieve together the flours,baking powder, baking soda and keep aside.

Mix the flaxseed meal with 6tablespoons of luke warm water and keep aside.

Whisk the oil,applesauce,salt and sugar together until the sugar gets dissolves,now add in the flax seed meal mixture, grated cucumber and mix for few minutes.

(Dont forget to drain the water from the grated cucumber before adding)


Melt the chocolate chips with two tablespoons of water in microwave oven for a minute,mix it well and add it to the oil mixture.

Make a well in a middle of the dry ingredients,stir in the wet ingredients and mix with a spatula, dont overmix the batter.

Fold in the chopped walnuts and pour the batter in the already prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 20-25minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Let it cool completely and enjoy with your favourite spread.


42 comments:

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy.sounds great that you have two oven in home.its true that cooking makes everybody happy.

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow cucumber cake..nice recipe dear..cake looks yummy.

PT said... Reply To This Comment

like its color.. nice combo..

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...i wonder how the taste would be...can i have a slice?

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing Priya .Kudos for your innovative ideas.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

What a combination, the bread looks simply too good..

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing and such unique use of ingredients...great job

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Wowwww..looks tempting!!!

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

ohh now only i know the secret..ha ha,cake looks gorgeous dear!!

Nandini M said... Reply To This Comment

Love the colour! Looks yummy and delicious!

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Looks moist and yum,great color

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

That's a super treat. Lovely looking cake.
Deepa

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and yummy looking cake.
Deepa

Biny's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

wow love the colour...great t time bread

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Only you can think of this combo Priya. Lovely one.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

looks great, i had this on my mind, but was hesitant as never made this combo beofre, will try now

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

Hello Priya.. I saw the guest post of yours in spicy treat blog, the cake looks awesome and the picture is superb.. I was shocked by seeing the perfect picture of your in her blog. Why I'm saying this, because I still remember that when I had a event in my blog called "treat to eyes" and I told you also to participate, but u told me you can't take the perfect picture... This picture are simply awesome, see you are not just a good cook but you are also a good photographer ;)

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

Nice!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

That a lovely and delicious quick bread!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I am not telling this for the comments sake but truly the cake looks wonderful.

Nada said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing! I should call your kitchen Priya's daring kitchen!

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Je n'ai jamais mangé un gâteau vegan mais c'est une bonne idée quand on n'a pas ce qu'il faut.
Il va falloir que je teste.
A bientôt

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks too good Priya. Did u get a new camera . The photos nowadays are crisp and awesome. One more thing when I opened this post in front of my 18 month old he jumps and touches the screen and says "Venum"

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks delicious...

Spill the Spices

WeR SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

cucumber, chocolate and bread! U are so innovative and creative. It looks delicious.

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for replaying me dear.. I will start very shortly and definitely let u know....

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious vegan cucumber walnut chocolate bread.

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome bake..I loved the combo Priya..Just Perfect !

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

So moist cake, love this vegan n cucumber in this cake!!!

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing baker you are Priya. Just now saw your cake in Sangee's page. Wonderful dear. Here also Perfectly baked bread, superb dear.

today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/prawn-cha-chadi.html

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

Two oven ah?! Super now I got the reason h u able to bake more frequently, almost one or the other day rt?! That 's Priya!!
Yes, as u said u can experiment anything with chocolate, this bread sounds too good !
Good to start one's day!!!

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing Cake very well done.

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely cake...

http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

radha said... Reply To This Comment

What variety of cakes you make!

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

i have bookmarked so many bakes from your space and have not tried yet, planning to do it shortly. this looks awesome Priya.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful combo,bread looks amazing...

Nisha Sundar said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Cake and interesting ingredients in it...

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!Two ovens!!No wonder you bake so many stuffs!You rock, Priya..This cake ,once again, is a beautiful creation!Looks awesome...

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Love this chocolate bread. Looks so soft and delicious..

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

amazing combo of flavors

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Really Priya? Now why doesn't that surprise me..heheh...do you also have an extra of all other appliance too?..with the no of posts you do, it could be true..coming to the recipe, the pictures look fabulous, one will never know it's vegan looking at the picture nor the ingredients! great job..

sangita said... Reply To This Comment

Hi nice cake! Can I make it using whole wheat flour n without oil. If yes then pl share d ingredients to be added or subtracted