Thursday, August 13, 2009

Low Fat Banana cake with blue berries (Cayenne's Birthday Cake)

I am going to bake a cake based on Cayenne's favorite foods. Blueberries, bananas and cream. I found this recipe from and really enjoyed it. It is low in fat, not too sweet and the best part is can use all the old bananas that Cayenne cannot finish and make it into breakfast for the family. Here is the recipe for the cake

Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Bread

1 1/4cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp canola or walnut oil
1 large egg, beaten
2 medium egg white, beaten
3 large bananas, ripe
1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 35oF. Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients including the oats and cinnamon.

In a small bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add oil and whole egg and mix well.

Add wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. Batter will be thick.

In a medium sized bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat egg whites until soft peak. Fold egg whites into batter in three additions.

Pour batter into pan and bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Flip out and cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes. Slice loaf into 10 equally size slices.

In this case, I use this as my cake base and I used a 9 inch and a 6 inch round pan.