Tuesday, June 12, 2012

No Fat Banana Cake (by accident)

I just googled "Banana Cake" and there were nearly 22,000,000 results. I know everyone has their banana cake/bread recipe which is the best and I've already blogged twice about the humble banana cake with my Chocolate Banana Cake and the Iced Banana & Walnut Loaf. But remember the health kick I mentioned the other day? Well, I still love to bake and eat cake but I really wanted to create something as simple as a banana cake but without much fat.

I found a recipe on Calorie King which boasted only 197 calories per slice and I thought, that'll do, even though it used a low calorie margarine, I decided to use butter instead. So, I melted the butter in the microwave, mixed the cake and tried it and it was okay, except ever so slightly rubbery. It wasn't until the next day that I went to reheat something in the microwave and I saw the butter! So, this banana cake has NO fat in it whatsoever and it tasted fine. According to my calculations, the number of calories per slice is now about 130. Bonus!

This is a great cake to wrap individually and pop in the freezer and if I'm out and about, I just grab a slice from the freezer on the way out so I won't be tempted to buy a nice piece of cake with coffee. This recipe would probably work well as a muffin and I might be tempted to add a tablespoon of chopped walnuts or something for an extra bit of protein.

No Fat Banana Cake
(based on Quick Banana Cake recipe on www.calorieking.com.au)
  • 1 1/2 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Beat eggs and add sugar, mashed banana, milk and self raising flour. DO NOT OVERMIX.
  3. Pour mixture into a 10cm x 20cm loaf tin that has been sprayed with oil spray. Bake in a moderate oven (180°C) for 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Cool in tin for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To be cut in 12 slices. Suitable to freeze.



  1. Don't you just love accidental successes?

  2. Anne, aren't "happy accidents" the best? :)

  3. Haha! I have done that many times! Funny!

    Now, can you work out how to make it WITH the butter and without the sugar? ;0)

    Thanks for linking this into #teamfriday - it looks like a winner!

    I can't seem to find out when the Bris food and wine festival is, do you know?

  4. Ooohhh, looks nice... but I might pop that butter back in!! I have a very fave banana cake recipe, must make it again soon. It has so many bananas in it, a recipe from a twin mum friend... now... where is it... love a recipe prompt!

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