Banana Walnut Cake

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A tasty wholesome cake for kids who make a face when they see bananas. It also has the goodness of whole wheat and walnuts. An ideal snack for school and goes well with a glass of milk too.

Ingredients

Eggs : 3                                                                                   Bananas : 3 (preferably overripe)

Maida (Refined flour) : 1 cup (125 g approx)                  Walnuts : 50 g

Wholewheat flour (Atta) : 1/2 cup                                     Refined oil : 1 cup

Baking powder : 1 tsp                                                            Sugar : 1 cup

Baking soda : a pinch                                                           Instant coffee powder : 1 tsp

Method

Sieve all the dry powders except the wholewheat flour (atta) and the instant coffee. Add the wholewheat flour to this. Roughly chop the walnuts and use some of the flour mixture to coat it.

Preheat the oven to 200 C.

Blend the eggs, sugar, oil and bananas in a blender (mixie) to make a smooth batter. Pour this out into a mixing bowl and slowly add the dry powder mixture to it. Use a flat wooden spatula to mix the powder into the egg mixture. Remember to mix only in one direction as this motion incorporates air into the batter and makes it light. Add the flour coated walnuts too.

Grease medium sized baking dish or you can pour this batter into muffin moulds.

Bake it in a preheated oven at 200 C for 35 -40 mins or till the top crust cracks.

Insert a knife to check whether the cake is cooked and it should come out clean.

Serve warm with a glass of milk.

Tip : Use a sunflower based refined oil and never mustard or sesame oil.

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