Friday, December 11, 2009

Banana Snack Cake

Looking for a way to use leftover bananas in something other than banana bread? This yummy recipe takes the cake :) About 5 years back I was in search of a way to use up my extra bananas and came across this recipe in Quick Cooking magazine (Simple & Delicious now). We've been stuck with our bananas at school turning very quickly and the kids won't take them, so I brought in this recipe and we tried it out on them today. I didn't see much of it in the trash and kids came back and got seconds on it, so I would call it a success! I also love the fact it doesn't have any milk or eggs and my little cousin Cody (sorry Cody, I know you're 15, but you will always be that little baby in diapers to me!!) can enjoy it. I told him as he went through line he could eat everything, but it was so cute when he came up and asked me after the line died down just to make sure. It isn't often you can tell a kid with milk, egg, and nut allergies he can eat the same cake as everyone else! I hope you try this one out instead of throwing your leftover bananas away. It's very quick and easy and makes a wonderful breakfast, snack or dessert. Enjoy :)

1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 1 small)
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar

In a bowl, combine flour and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk the brown sugar, water, banana, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares.


Rhonda said...

Banana cake is a favorite in my husband's family! Yummy!!

saleha said...

i love your blog! i'm only 15 so you might find that a little weird.. but your blog has the greatest recipes!

Heidi said...

Saleha- I'm so excited you are only 15 and have a love for cooking! I hope you continue to visit my blog and cook. You will have to let me know what recipes you have tried.

Rhonda- If you husband likes banana cake he will enjoy this one! It's very moist and delicious.

teresa said...

oh man, i want to snack on that cake now! how yummy!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Umm looks good Heidi I am always looking for new banana recipes. Thanks for sharing.

SnoWhite said...

sounds yummy! Once, my friend's mom made a bar like this, but accidentally added mint rather than vanilla... that was a real twist and surprisingly good!

And, I love that kids with allergies can enjoy this one too!

Katy ~ said...

I'm going to save this one, Heidi, because of the no egg, no milk, no nut thing. Our allergic to everything kid can't have flour, so I'm thinking of swapping out the flour for maybe rice flour (she can't have soy either). It would be great to give her a little treat like this. Thanks for a terrific post. And yes, I agree with your new follower, yhou DO have some of the best recipes!!

Lanie said...

YUM! I linked to this in my Friday Favorites!


Toni said...

I've made this twice in the past month. We love the flavor of it!!

However, does yours ever fall in the center after it cools? Or, am I doing something wrong (which is TOTALLY possible)?

Heidi said...

I'm so glad you have enjoyed this cake. I've never had it fall in the center though. Is it done in the center?