I love bananas, and I always have. When I was a kid, my mom always made me banana cakes for my birthday, but I thought why wait for once a year? This is a perq of being a grown-up. You can eat cake whenever you want to.
½ cup all-purpose flour
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
A shake or two of nutmeg
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 TBLSP canola oil
1 ripe banana, smashed
1 TBLSP water
Slosh of vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 4- or 5-inch baking pan. I often use a single-serving casserole to great success.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
- In another small bowl, whisk the sugar and the oil together, and then add the banana. Add the water and vanilla to this sloppiness and stir to combine.
- Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, just barely combining it all.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let it cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack, and then remove from the pan to cool the rest of the way.
- Toss some raisins, walnuts, or chocolate chips in there. Or go nuts and toss in all three. About a TBLSP of each would do it.
- Frost with cream cheese-based frosting (2 TBLSP vegan cream cheese, 4 teaspoons vegan butter, approx. 10 TBLSP powdered sugar, slosh of vanilla), as seen in these photos.