Monday, 29 August 2011

We had a glut of small but tasty bananas and so I thought I would try to use my basic microwave recipe and adjust it for bananas and pecans - this was the result!
1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 eggs
1 cuo light brown sugar
8 small or 4 large bananas
1 cup milk ( that’s right no fat except for the milk!)
1 teaspoon vanilla.

Mash bananas in a food processor – add all other ingredients and process until smooth
Add ½ cup or more of pecan nuts (or other nuts) or chocolate chips.

Mix until incorporated into the mixture – nuts can be chopped or whole.

Place in a microwave safe cake baker or silicone baking mould and bake in high for between 8 and 10 minutes until the cake draws away from the sides of the pan and the centre is just slightly undercooked at the surface. Leave for five minutes to cool – turn out and ice with your favourite icing or dust with icing sugar.

This is a variation on my microwave cake which I use all the time – flavoured with chocolate or coffee or almond – any flavour you like!

We are at high altitude so you may have to adjust the baking powder and/or the length of time for the baking