Carrot cake and banana bread are two of the UK’s most popular pastries, so a recipe that combines the two is sure to turn heads.
@cakeontherun from Instagram shared his amazingly easy recipe for healthy baking like banana bread, but actually tastes like a cake.
Plus, it’s egg and dairy free, making it perfectly suitable for vegans.
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The key to making this baking wonderfully chewy and less high in refined sugar than other cakes is to use very ripe bananas – those that are speckled and darken in the fruit bowl are ideal.
This recipe is a great way to use old bananas, and if you want to spice up yours with nuts, raisins, or dark chocolate chips, just add a handful before you put it in the oven.
For a clear step-by-step guide on how to try, follow the recipe video above.
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Carrot Banana Bread (makes a bun / 5 slices)
- 2 small overripe bananas (200g)
- 150g plain flour
- 50g of sugar
- 1 heaped tablespoon of margarine
- 1 small grated carrot (40g)
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6.
- Mash the banana in a bowl (or put it in the microwave for a minute to make it mushy) and mix the margarine and sugar.
- Add all other ingredients to the bowl, stirring until thick and sticky.
- Line a small cake tin with parchment paper (or any other ovenproof tin) and pour the mixture into it.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through in the middle.
Do it gluten free – choose gluten-free flour. Available in most major UK supermarkets or online.
Make sure he’s vegan – check that the margarine you are using does not contain milk.
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