Healthy Banana Nut Cake

    1 hour 45 mins

    This is a moist banana loaf cake perfect for using up ripe bananas. I usually freeze my old bananas until I have enough for a recipe or two. Just freeze them as they are - peel and all - and thaw for an hour or so at room temperature.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 100g honey
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 200g whole flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 4 tablespoons hot water
    • 50g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C.
    2. In a large bowl, beat oil and honey together. Add eggs, and mix well. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Add bicarbonate of soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then add to batter. Blend in chopped nuts. Spread batter into a greased 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin.
    3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Cool on wire rack for half an hour before slicing.

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    A friend's requested me to make cake for her party and I made this. It was a big hit  -  19 Oct 2010


    Could you pls tell me if i could use whole wheat flour in the reciepe?  -  23 Feb 2017


    Following other suggestions and throwing in some of my own - I replaced the oil with 1/3 heaping cup of applesauce, for sweetner used 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 1/4 cup mashed bananas, 1/4 cup nuts and 1/4 cup raisins and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Moist, low-fat, delicious way to use up those ripe bananas!  -  04 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)