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Quick!! Before baby wakes - I need a banana cake recipe

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newspaperdelivery Thu 20-Aug-09 12:05:48

DD1 is ill [so is dd2] and wants to bake to cheer herdelf up and pass swine flu to as many as possible through cake.

I have bannanas, wholemeal flour but only marg blush Also apples, prunes and apricots [both semi dried]


We are trying to rustle this up before bubba wakes and coughs and cries at us sad

newspaperdelivery Thu 20-Aug-09 12:13:07

We're 5 mins into nap, and we are looking at an hour tops.

Don't fail me.

Oh God I'll have to search for one <<lazy>>

ButtercupWafflehead Thu 20-Aug-09 12:15:18

banana tea bread

my favourite!

Not sure if you have walnuts but still would be banana-y and cakey without!

EachPeachPearMum Thu 20-Aug-09 12:22:50

1 cup flour = 135g or 4.5 oz whole wheat flour
3/4 cup = 100g or 3.4 oz unbleached white flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup = 112g or 3.75oz sugar
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup = 125ml or 4fl oz soy milk
1/3 cup = 80ml or 2.75 fl oz apple sauce (this one is a guess)

1/4 cup = 40g or 1.4 oz chopped dates
1/4 cup = 35g or 1oz chopped walnuts (omit to reduce fat)

Preheat the oven to 400 ( 200 C or Gas mark 6) and spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray. Sift together the flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In another bowl, mash the banana with the sugar, soymilk, apple sauce, and agave nectar.

Pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Add in the dates and walnuts, and pour into 12 muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve to everyone who came running toward the aroma of fresh baked banana muffins!

newspaperdelivery Thu 20-Aug-09 12:24:14

Got as far as the kitchen and she woke sad

Have bookmarked your link though, so hopefully dd1 will be able to bake at some point.

Would do it wearing her in sling but can't see.

newspaperdelivery Thu 20-Aug-09 12:26:23

Cheers EPPM!

And now I have a handy cup to grams indicator too smile

EachPeachPearMum Thu 20-Aug-09 12:31:29

tree- the cup to grams thing is different for every type of ingredient... because cups are a volume measurement.
If you want a conversion table... I have one, but need to type it in, and I can't do this now (DS asleep, DD at nursery... YAY! need to get ooff here and do some housework!)
remind me though, and I'll type it out another time, so you;ll have it.
Bah for dd2 waking up!

newspaperdelivery Thu 20-Aug-09 12:35:02

Ooo no worries - take you ages to type that lot in. Though you could probably charge! smile

Enjoy housework hmm

EachPeachPearMum Thu 20-Aug-09 12:38:19

hmmm, yes... I am so lucky..
right... am off! KICK ME please!

newspaperdelivery Thu 20-Aug-09 12:43:07


If I kicked you in the direction of the sofa your bed I can only apologise. I can't see over the bubba sling.

EachPeachPearMum Thu 20-Aug-09 14:19:03

He woke up... so we had lunch smile
nap agin now...

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