Banana and Rose Cake
Too Many Bananas Yield A Banana-Rose Cake
This article is the story of the day after my husband's Badminton tournament. My kitchen was full with bananas. This fruit seems to have a lot of benefits for a sportsperson so whether you eat or not you have to have it. It's summer and bananas do not last long, so I had to do something with them. For a moment, I wished I was a minion from Despicable Me and my husband was too, then all the problem would have been solved at once. Anyways, there was no choice left and throwing away was not an option. Therefore, I made banana-milkshake and also ate a few in breakfast and of course I made my husband eat them too. But most of them got over-ripened so some other dish was to be made. Then I decided to bake a cake with the abundant fruity resource I had and also kept some for smashed banana fries (the recipe of which I will share in a different post).
I did not want to bake something too fatty or high on calories, hence I used olive oil instead of butter and whole wheat flour instead of white flour. I also used less sugar as the rose syrup is already sweet. Honey is also a good option to avoid the usage of sugar completely. I also don't use too many eggs as I feel eggs make it heavy to digest.
So... Here comes the recipe.
Bananas - 3-4 (peeled and smashed)
Whole wheat flour - three tablespoons
Egg - one
Rose syrup - 3 tablespoons
Sugar - 2 teaspoons (you can use honey instead of sugar)
Olive oil - 3-4 teaspoons
Baking soda - 1 teaspoon
Edible orange color - a pinch
Take a bowl and break an egg into it. Stir vigorously. Now add olive oil and sugar and stir for quite a while. Add smashed bananas and stir well so that no lump is left. Now add rose syrup and continue stirring. Now add whole wheat flour, baking soda, edible color into the bowl and blend them properly. Add milk as required to get the desired consistency. The batter should not be to thick or too thin.
Credit: meStir the entire mixture vigorously for 8-10 minutes. Now take a baking mould/ tray and spread a little oil all over it. Sprinkle wheat flour on the tray and add the mixture you just made. Preheat your oven at 180°C. Now bake the cake batter in the preheated oven for 15 minutes at 180°C. Prick a toothpick to check if the cake is baked properly. If required bake for some more time. A colorful and delicious cake is ready. Take out the cake in a plate and decorate with banana slices. Pour a little rose syrup over the cake and top with banana slices to garnish.
Have it or store it to eat when you are hungry.Credit: me
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If you need some motivation to eat bananas, as I need, then remember bananas are not just for monkeys but they have scores and scores of health benefits. They combat depression, they are super energy boosters, they reduce cholesterol, they cure hangovers and reduce morning sickness and adding to that bananas also protect against bowel cancers, osteoporosis (rich in calcium) and many more.
So enjoy eating bananas with the following song.