Sunday, August 24, 2014

Banana-Oat Snack Cake

The smell of bananas and cinnamon fill the kitchen as this easy to prepare cake is baking. Not only does it smell great the taste is a rich banana flavor with a slight chewy texture.  Delicious:)

I found this recipe on the Bon Appetit website.  Being that I  had some very ripe bananas, I thought this would be a perfect way to use them.   The bananas are part of a batter that consists of butter, old-fashioned oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, kosher salt, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.  First the dry ingredients are mixed together, and then the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and melted butter are whisked together in another bowl.   The bananas are added to the dry ingredients to coat them. The dry mixture is stirred into the wet mixtures and the batter is placed into a prepared 8x8-inch baking dish.  The instructions state to prepare the baking dish by coating it with butter and line with parchment paper.  I lined my pan with foil and sprayed lightly with cooking spray.

Bake for about 45 minutes and cool on a wire rack.  Cut into 12 pieces and serve.  I served mine with a dusting of confectioner's sugar.  It added a little extra "sweetness" to the cake.  You can eat yours plain - the taste is still delicious:)

Banana Oat-Snack Cake
From Bon Appetit

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½” pieces, melted, plus more for baking dish
1½ cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1¼ cups (packed) light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 bananas, chopped


Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat an 8x8” baking dish with butter and line with parchment paper. Whisk oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; set aside. Whisk brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in another large bowl until mixture is smooth.
Slowly stream butter into brown sugar mixture, whisking constantly until well blended. Add bananas to dry ingredients; toss to coat. Stir into brown sugar mixture (batter will be thick). Spread batter in prepared dish. Bake until cake is golden brown and the edges start to pull away from sides of dish, 35–40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely in dish. Cut into 12 servings.

1 comment:

  1. Banana and oats are super together, ain't they? I love this healthy and delicious snack cake.