7 August 2011

Healthy kids recipe - easy banana cake

Healthy kids recipe - easy banana cake

I posted this recipe on here two years ago and I bake it often, especially when I have some overripe bananas in the fruit bowl. This recipe is a winner with babies, children and adults alike. Great for an afternoon snack or dessert and so quick and easy to make.

4 oz butter
2 oz sugar (the original recipe has 4 oz but I feel this is too much for babies and small children - the ripe bananas add a lot of sweetness themselves)
7 oz self raising flour
2 eggs
2 large or 3 medium, very ripe bananas mashed with a fork
2 tsp vanilla essence
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4; 160C and grease a loaf/cake tin
  1. Mash the bananas with a fork
  2. Whisk the butter and sugar together for a couple of minutes and then add in the eggs, vanilla essence and bananas and whisk for another minute
  3. Now add the flour and when fully mixed scrape the mixture into the loaf/cake tin
  4. Bake for 70 minutes on gas mark 4; 180C. 
  5.  Once cooked, remove from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
 Yummy additions:
If there is no history of a nut allergy in the family, you could replace 50g of the flour with ground hazelnuts or almonds. For chocolate lovers, you could add 50g of finely chopped bits of chocolate to the mixture.

1 comment:

rolaa said...

Walnuts is a yummy addition to banana cake too, for the ones without a nut allergy. :-)

I love this recipe!