Wholegrain Banana Cake

By DK on Apr 04, 2011
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
That crunch on top - is to DIE for! OK not dying, but its heavenly. Chocolate and bananas are great together. And yes, so are nuts. They are best pals and together, they are bliss for the soul. If you think I am high, well you might not be too wrong cos that's how I feel after a bit of this cake. (Not that I know how exactly it feels to be on a high, but movies and book did a good job explaining.) The Oats on top is a crowning glory to this cake.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
The Changes I Made I made minuscule changes to the original recipe, to make it eggless. Instead of 2 whole large eggs that this recipe asked for, I used Bananas to replace them instead. There is anyways bananas in it and I thought a little more would not hurt the recipe. And it sure did not :) You taste Bananas, the chocolate and the nutty oaty crunch on top. In short you taste what the word "delicious" tries to represent.
References

recipe adapted from wholegrain baking

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Yield: Makes one 8inch square cake,serving 16
Ingredients
  • For the Cake Batter
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed bananas (abt 3-4 large bananas)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, fat free
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate or toffee chips (optional)
  • For the Crunch Topping
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar (1/3 cup should be enough if you don't prefer too much sweet)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Method
1
Preheat the oven to 350F. For the Cake Batter: Grease an 8 inch Square pan.Whisk together the flour, soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
2
Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
3
Add in half of the flour and then add the bananas, yogurt and vanilla. Add the remaining flour, nuts and chips.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
4
Mix until evenly moistened.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
5
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
6
To Make the Topping: Combine all the dry ingredients (except nuts)  in a bowl.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
7
Stir in the melted butter until the moisture forms large crumbs. Stir in chopped nuts.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
8
Sprinkle the topping over the batter in the pan.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
9
Bake until the edges pull away from the pan and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean - abt 30-45 minutes.
Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
Remove and place on a rack to cool for 20 minutes before serving warm as it is or with ice cream. We enjoyed it as it is and it made for a delicious and fruity wholegrain snack as well as breakfast for us. Eggless Banana Cake with Oats
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42 Responses to “Wholegrain Banana Cake”
  1. Sonika

    Hi,
    I am thinking of baking this cake for Christmas. But I don’t have all the ingredients mentioned in the recipe.
    So can I use 2 cups regular chapati atta instead of “1 cup oat flour & 1 cup whole wheat flour” ??
    And can I use “1 tsp Baking Powder” instead of “1 tsp baking soda” ?
    Look forward to hear from you.
    Thanks :)

  2. pooja

    Loved this cake… :) :) . My hubby n me finished this whole cake in 2 days. even my relatives asked for this recipe when we described about it. This is my very first cake I baked and very happy with the results. :)

  3. Rakhi

    Hi,I baked this cake yestrday. It was too soft and could feel the melted chocolate in the cake. I kept it for a little more than 45 mins but had to take it out because the top started burning. Could you please tell what went wrong as I want to try it again sooner… :)

  4. Aanchal

    Heya..i tried this cake it came out really well…simply yum and awesome..all friends n family liked it… :) :lol:
    Thnku

  5. rashmi

    Hi,
    I tried this recipe to half. Sadly my cake turned out to be very dense. It doesn’t have any pores.. Also the topping didn’t stick to the cake aftert getting baked.. Can you tell me where I went wrong ?

  6. Hamsa

    Hey i would call you my idol… I always look up to your creations….:) simply yummy… but always i have a ingredient or two missing (for baking cake) so i would not try….but this valentines day i thought i should bake a cake… all stuffs perfect…. it came out really well for a first timer…. my hubby wants it for breakfast tomo… so he is asking me to stop eating and save some for him tomo… a million thanks to you…:):)

  7. Sarvani

    I made this cake. It came out really awesome!!

  8. lovleen

    yuuummmm…. :-D just loved the recepe… i m going to try today only. but i always face a problem while making a home made cake. all the cake recepies mention about Oven… whereas i dont have one. can you pleeeeaaaaazzzzzzeee help me out… how can i bake my cake properly in a microwave…??? :roll:

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