Brilliant Banana Cake Recipe (With Homemade Oat Flour)

Chloe D’Inverno gives us a cosy banana cake recipe made with oat flour that you can easily make yourself!

Image Credits: Chloe D’Inverno

If you love banana cake as much as I do, I’m sure you’ll be excited by this simple yet delicious banana loaf recipe. It’s moist, it’s light, it’s warming, it’s filled with flavour… it’s everything you look for in a banana cake! Not only does this dessert squash your sugar cravings, it’s also packed with things your body needs. Using homemade oat flour instead of store bought flour has lots of benefits because oats are a wonderful source of vitamins and are incredibly nutritious. Bananas are another ingredient that have a great impact on your health as they are rich in potassium and great for boosting your energy levels. When you’re enjoying a big slice of banana cake as a delicious treat, know that it’s helping your body too!

Image Credits: Chloe D’Inverno

Ingredients:

300g oats

3 bananas

100g brown sugar

4 teaspoons of baking powder

80ml oil

50ml oat milk

2 tsp cinnamon

80g chocolate (50g in and 20g on top)

80g raisins

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. The first thing you’ll need to do is make your flour; you’re not going to believe how simple it is. Measure your oats and toss them in a blender… and voila! 
  3. Mash your bananas and mix in the oat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and oil.
  4. Chop up 50g of your chocolate (or more if you want) and add to your mixture, as well as the raisins. Feel free to add anything else you’d like too!
  5. Grease a baking tray (I used a rectangular loaf tin), pour in your mixture and add the leftover chocolate on top. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Don’t forget to have a slice when it’s still warm, and even compliment it with a scoop of ice-cream to make it even more of a treat.
Image Credits: Chloe D’Inverno

About the Author: Chloe D’Inverno is a third year English Language and Linguistics student at the University of York. She has a passion for veganism since making the change in 2016, and is now on the path to further help the environment by doing her part in regards to sustainability and finding zero-waste alternatives.

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