What to do with rotting bananas? A banana cake of course!

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... 

Ingredients: 

  • 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?

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C 
  2. Grease a baking tin with butter or oil (coconut oil counts too!)
  3. Mash the bananas in a big bowl 
  4. Throw in all the ingredients + extras 
  5. Place the funky looking mix in the baking tray and shove it in the oven
  6. Relax and leave it in for 40-45 mins 
  7. Poke a knife through the cake and your cake is ready if the knife comes out clean 
  8. 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