Banana & Muesli Breakfast Cake

Making a healthy, low-fat and dairy free muesli cake is a great way to use up over-ripe bananas.

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 cup muesli (or oats/bran) 1 cup wholemeal flour 1 heaped tsp of baking powder 1 tsp ground dried ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 4 sm/med very ripe bananas 2 large eggs 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Peel your bananas, ensuring you’re picking the most ripe of the bunch. If there’s any bruising don’t worry, as this makes them ideal for baking. Break them up into quarters, putting them in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add the eggs and oil, then mash or blend using a hand-held blender.
  4. To a larger mixing bowl, add the muesli, flour, baking powder and spices. Combine well.
  5. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until combined.
  6. Pour the cake mixture into a round or square baking dish lined with non-stick baking paper.
  7. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes (should be brown on top and bounces back slightly when touched. A skewer inserted may not come out clean, as the banana content will make the cake a little wetter than other varieties).
  8. As this cake is light on flour and full of banana, it will not cook light and fluffy like a sponge cake. It can take longer for a cake like this to cook and set.
  9. However, the result will be a sticky and moist cake that really highlights the spiced banana flavour. You should still get little chunks of warm and gooey banana.
  10. Serve for breakfast with a yoghurt of your choice.
comments
  • sarah

    I would love recipes like this if only I could get:
    egg free
    sour dough / culturing of flour
    otherwise that looks like a really delicious recipe!

  • Roland

    Potato Coffee Cake INGREDIENTS3/4 cup dry potato flkeas1 cup boiling water1 cup warm milk3 tablespoons butter, softened2 eggs1 cup white sugar4 1/2 cups bread flour1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast3 tablespoons white sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon3 tablespoons butter, melted DIRECTIONSIn a small bowl, dissolve potato flkeas in boiling water. Let stand until lukewarm, about 15 minutes.Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough/Manual cycle; press Start. The mixing and first rise of the dough will be completed in the bread machine.When Dough/Manual cycle is finished, remove dough and briefly knead on a floured board. Divide dough into 3 round loaves and place in three lightly greased 8 inch pie pans. Cover and let raise until doubled in size, about 60 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Brush risen loaves with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  • Reena

    The cake turned out dry. It definitely needs more oil and some raw sugar.

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