Bananas about Baking

Everyone has bananas hanging around the house. And banana bread is always a fall back option.   But sometimes it’s good to change things up a little.  These could almost pass for breakfast. Almost. There’s oats, very good for you- bananas, lots of vitamins and minerals and chia- one of my favourite additions to give an extra dose of omega-3. Give them a try- easy baking to do with your little darlings aswell.

Sure it looks like breakfast???


Using  up Bananas Tray Bake


225g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing

225g light brown sugar

150g porridge oats

150g plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons of chia seeds

1 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 bananas, chopped


Preheat oven to 180°C.  Lightly grease medium sized baking dish with butter and line with greaseproof paper. (I say medium as really, the banana bake will be either flatter of higher depending on the size of the dish, and I don’t want to put anyone off baking this as they don’t have the right size).

Mix the porridge, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; set aside. Whisk the  brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in another large bowl until mixture is smooth. I use my Kenwood for this. But it doesn’t need an electric mixer really, I was just being lazy!

Slowly add the butter into brown sugar mixture, whisking constantly until well blended. Add the bananas and chia seeds to the dry ingredients; toss to coat. Stir into brown sugar mixture. Spread this into the prepared dish. Bake until the cake is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely in dish. Cut into bitesize pieces.

Super Easy Banana Bake

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