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Plantain Cashew nut Bread

Delicious plantain cashew nut quick bread made with ripe plantain , nuts and spices.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Plantain Cashew Bread
Servings: 12 serving
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Swathi (Ambujom Saraswathy)


  • 2 Plantain riper the best mashed about 1 cup
  • 1 cup all purpose flour/ Maida
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream substitute with milk
  • 1/4 ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 no of cardamom crushed and powederd
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup cashew nuts chopped coarsely
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar 1/8th teaspoon of cinnamon + 1 teaspoon of sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly grease the bottom and sides of an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan with oil and then flour the sides of pan.
  • Cut plantains into two pieces and remove the center seeded portion and mash using a fork or potato masher and keep aside.
  • In a Ziploc bag crush the cashew nut into coarse pieces using a roller.
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, ground clove, ground cinnamon, crushed cardamom and salt. Keep aside.
  • In a medium bowl beat egg with sugar and add oil and heavy cream v and mix everything incorporated well.
  • Gradually add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix everything well.
  • Finally fold in mashed banana and add crushed cashew and fold once again gently.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smoothen the tops with a spatula.
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool the bread in the pan for 5 minutes and remove it and cool in the wire rack for another 1 hour.


Use milk instead of heavy cream, also you can substitute walnut for cashew nut


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 502IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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