When life gives you over ripe bananas, bake a cake! No, seriously, In today's age when each and everything costs a bomb you don't want your hard earned money go down the drain. So nothing should go waste. And when you see so much poverty around you when even a square meal a day seem a distant dream for so many people, prudence is necessary. I don't know any other way of using up these odd smelling over ripe bananas, than to turn them into some cakes or muffins. Only the taste of bananas can be over whelming so I like it best to mix it with some chocolate. So here try my recipe of Banana Oats Mini Bundt Cakes - or you can simply make some muffins.
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Oats - 1/4th cup - any rolled oats - dry grind into a fine powder
Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2 nos
Olive oil - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Mashed bananas - 2 nos - the over ripe ones
Vanilla powder/ vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Chocolate sauce - for drizzling on the cake - optional
Sprinkles - for decoration - optional
Preheat oven to 180 deg. centigrade.
Prepare bundt tins or muffin tins.
Sift together wheat flour, oats, cocoa powder and baking powder. Keep aside
Cream the olive oil and sugar together. Beat well till light and fluffy . Add the vanilla powder/essence and beat further.
Add the eggs , one at a time , beating well after each addition.
Add the mashed bananas and give it a good mix.
Now gently fold in the wheat flour mixture. Add in two batches, mix well after each addition.
Pour mixture into the prepared tins , bake for 25 - 30 mins or till done.
Drizzle some chocolate sauce and decoate with sprinkles before serving.
- Baking time might vary from oven to oven, so please keep a check.
- A dollop of vanilla ice cream would go very well with warm cake.
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