Upon returning from the bank holiday weekend, I found my poor little bananas rotting away... Will they have to go to waste? No way! So I decided to make a yummy, healthy, vegan-if-you-like-it, banana cake and here is how it goes...
- Super ripe bananas (5-6 small ones or 3 big ones) approx. 400g mashed up
- 150g of flour (self raising flour, plain flour, rice flour, wholemeal flour... whatever you have in the cupboard!)
- 50g coconut oil (because my flatmate decided to purchase 1.5 kg of it!) alternatively use the same amount of vegetable oil or butter
- 40g of sugar (I recommend brown demerara sugar because it is unrefined but if you don't have it on the spot I do forgive you)
- 1 teaspoon of honey (or more if you like it extra sweet)
- A big heap of natural yogurt (I used soja yogurt but any yogurt works!) - the yogurt gives the cake the mushy texture that eggs would otherwise
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
Extras??? Add in some pumpkin seeds, a dash of cinnamon and a portion of oats for extra surprise crunchy bits in your cake :)
How to whip it all together?
- Preheat the oven to 200C
- Grease a baking tin with butter or oil (coconut oil counts too!)
- Mash the bananas in a big bowl
- Throw in all the ingredients + extras
- Place the funky looking mix in the baking tray and shove it in the oven
- Relax and leave it in for 40-45 mins
- Poke a knife through the cake and your cake is ready if the knife comes out clean
- Banana cake done!
Foodie fact: This recipe provides about 8 servings of banana cake and each serving is less than 190 calories!
Indulge, share and enjoy!
PS: My fellow Ecotarians please remember that food waste is a serious problem in the UK and around the world and we end up wasting a lot more than those bananas on a daily basis! Let's do something about it! :)
Your Food-y Ecotarian xxxxx