So, going off the previous post about at home banana chai smoothies, I can easily say that I really LOVE being a health freak but absolutely HATE, HATE, HATE bananas — something about the texture, maybe it’s even the actual taste, but either way, just like when you hide things in your child’s ice cream to give them nutrition, I had to figure out a way to incorporate bananas into my diet, even if it meant cheating and making it into a dessert.
We had bananas that we purchased solely to make chai but I realized we were juicing way more than making smoothies and the bananas were becoming extremely ripe — we all know what that means…
I was so excited remembering the recipe my mom had since I was a little girl passed down from generation to generation and I frantically looked around the condo for ingredients realizing that we didn’t have eggs and it was 8 p.m. — to the average person, 8 p.m. is ridiculously early but for a co-mom of two puppies, 8 p.m. feels like 1 a.m. every…single…day. So since I was already in my pajamas and refusing to get into the car to travel to the store, I wondered if I could make do with what we had, which would be a recipe without eggs but with flour, sugar, salt, vanilla, baking soda, margarine, and bananas.
1.5 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 regular sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 stick margarine
1 tsp salt
4 extremely ripe bananas
–add in chocolate chips or make a peanut butter glaze (2 lg tbs peanut butter, 1 tbs water, 1 tsp flour — pipe it onto the top, delicious!)
Preheat oven to 325. Grease a pan — we used an 8″ cake pan. Cream together the butter and sugar — then add vanilla, mix together. Begin to add in flour a little at a time and mix with butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add salt and baking soda.
In a separate bowl, mash bananas until a consistency you like — I mash ours until there’s only small chunks, since as we discussed, I despise this fruit…after they are mashed, add to other bowl and combine. Pour into pan and cook until top is golden brown, approx. 20 minutes.
I guarantee you will LOVE bananas after this! We seriously can’t get enough of it.