I am completely shying away from calling this a cake. My baking skills especially when it comes to cake ends in muffins, the easy dump the wet ingredients into the dry one, stir and scoop into the cup style…no creaming required. (Update Dec 2016) I can now call myself a hobby baker, so visit and like my cake page on Facebook and contact me to make one for you 🙂
This Banana and Raisins
Cake Loaf is a quick one that you can rustle up for a morning breakfast. It is quite simple and tastes as homemade as it looks. Because banana and raisins are really sweet, I didn’t use much sugar but added honey and raisins as a healthier alternative. In fact, this is a cake substitute because it rightly ticks the boxes on healthy ingredients…banana, raisins, honey and also wholemeal flour, way better than normal white flour.
I challenge you to try this Banana and Raisins Loaf for the family and just send your feedback. If they love banana and raisins, just go on and indulge them or better still dust your oven and make it a regular treat.
Banana and Raisins Loaf
- 1¼ cup wholemeal self raising flour – you can use white flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1½ cup raisins (use less if you don’t want it too much)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
- Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl to incorporate air. Add the butter and sugar to the flour and mix together to get a crumbly mixture.
- Break egg into another bowl, beat well and then add the honey and milk. Stir together, add the raisins and pour into the flour mixture. Gently stir to mix together.
- Finally mash the bananas to a pulp and stir in too. Your mixture should have a dropping consistency.
- Grease and line a loaf tin and pour the mixture in. Bake for about 45 mins. To ensure it is well done, insert a tooth pick in the middle and leap for joy if it comes out clean. Remove from tin and allow to cool before slicing away.
- Serve with a cup of hot chocolate or fruit juice. Cut some slices and wrap up for the lunchbox.
Note: If you have a food processor, just put the flour, baking powder, sugar, butter and bananas in the processor and whizz until smooth and crumbly or almost about to start forming a dough. Turn into a bowl and add the beaten egg, honey, milk and raisins.
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