‘NANA CAKE’ is regularly screamed at me. It’s my two year olds ever so polite request to bake and consume a really simple banana loaf. The recipe came about through a baking accident where I’d run out of most ingredients for a recipe I was trialling. I’m not entirely sure why this cake is so moreish as it really shouldn’t be, its very dense – not a delicate specimen for afternoon tea at all! However there is something about it that makes you reach for another slice!
90g softened coconut oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
25g cacao nibs (can be exchanged for nuts or dried fruit)
- Pre-heat oven to gas mark 4/180 degrees and lightly grease a small loaf or round tin. In a large bowl mash the banana then mix in the eggs.
- Using a whisk, beat in the oil until throughly combined.
- Still mixing, add the vanilla, extract, baking powder, cinnamon, cacao nibs until combined.
- Fold in the oats, the mixture will thicken considerably.
- Spoon the mixture into your greased tin and bake in the oven for 25 – 35 minutes. It should be golden round the edges.
- Leave to cool before serving although lovely still eaten slightly warm.