Super Easy Banana Cake

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My toddler loves asking silly questions just to hear us go “Nooooo…!” in an exaggerated manner. A while back she would ask “Do we eat (insert word) cake?” First she would start off with “banana cake” which the answer would of course be “yes” to, then she would rattle off the silly words like “nose cake”, “ear cake”, “poop cake”, “bum cake”…you get the idea.

One morning she woke up and the first words out of her mouth were “Do we eat banana cake?” and I went “Yes! Why don’t we make banana cake for breakfast?” So we did.

Banana cake

This recipe is from Taste. It was one of the top results when I googled for banana cake recipes and it was quick, easy and tasty to make. It was also a good size for us – not too big as it only uses one cup of flour. I just made my own modifications like using wholemeal flour, less sugar and adding cashew nuts and almonds per Miss A’s request.

1 cup self-raising wholemeal flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup mashed banana (I used 2 bananas – that was all I had in the house)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 lightly beaten egg
1/4 cup milk
50 g melted butter
Handful chopped nuts (optional)

1. Mix flour and sugar together.
2. Make a well in centre, add all the other ingredients and mix.
3. Pour into pan lined with baking paper and bake at 160-180 degrees (fan forced oven) until cooked through and brown.

Ta da! Simple enough that young kids can help make it and the results are quick and delicious.

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