Easy Banana and Oats Loaf Cake
Have a couple bananas that are too ripe to eat, but don’t want to waste either? Try this Easy Banana and Oats Loaf cake, you won’t be disappointed! Its moist and super simple to make. Don’t like Oats or don’t have any? Make Banana Loaf Cake by omitting the oats and keeping the rest of the recipe the same.
- 100g vegetable oil
- 150g caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 ripe bananas (standard size, adjusting accordingly)
- 225g self-raising flour
- 1/2 cup jumbo rolled oats (save a handful to sprinkle on top of the loaf cake)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp milk or coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Lightly grease the tin/mould and line it with baking parchment paper (if necessary). I used a silicone baking cake mould, so only needed to lightly grease it.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Measure all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat for about 2 minutes, either with an electric mixer or by hand with a mixing spoon.
- Transfer the mixture into the prepared tin/mould and level the surface.
- Sprinkle the remaining oats onto the loaf cake, pressing lightly to make sure it sticks.
- Bake for about 40 minutes, until well risen and golden brown.
- To check, insert a fine skewer, toothpick or clean knife into the centre of the cake. It should come out clean once done. If not, continue to bake and check every 5 minutes.
- Leave the cake to cool in the tin/mould for a few minutes, before loosening and turning the cake out.
- Remove parchment paper, if used, and leave on a wire rack to cool.
- Serve in thick slices and enjoy!
It’s so easy to make that my 2 year old boy helped out as well! A great recipe for the family to enjoy.
This recipe is perfect for making a large batch for home freezing. All you have to do is wrap the cake tightly in cling film, plastic or foil. I prefer to then put this in a freezer bag as well so that it retains as much moisture as possible without getting freezer burn. This also prevents it from absorbing the smell from other food it might be in close contact with. The cake can be freezed for up to 3 months!
To thaw the cake, if you stored it in a freezer bag, make sure you remove it to prevent condensation building up. If you only used cling film, plastic or foil, then this is not necessary. If you have baked the cake as per my recipe above, then this can be thawed on a wire rack at room temperature, but if you decorated it with any icing or frosting, then this needs to be thawed in the fridge. How long it takes to thaw depends on the size of your cake, but usually it would take around 1-3 hours. The cake does not require to be reheated in the oven. However, if you like your cake warm, then you can give your serving portions a quick blast in the microwave.
Thanks for reading and until next time…
Love, MsMamaBean x
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