So when Regina told me she wanted to write a post on the basic equipment for a beginner home baker, I was elated.
This is not just any old banana bread, mind you! It is a fail-proof, super moist and totally healthy banana bread made with a combination of plain and wholemeal flours, and with the addition of oats and chia seeds!
If you also have a 5 year-old (metaphorically), and want to make this for him/her, here's how to make this cake.
In a bowl, mash the bananas.
Pour the batter into a lined and greased 9x5-inch baking tray. Bake at 170°C for 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle emerges cleanly.
And since it is has quite a bit of healthy stuff, I didn't mind giving Aden (and myself) a second
A Joint Giveaway with MummyMoo!
I am giving away one set of Simply Calphalon Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set (perfect for a beginner baker since these are all the pans you will need to start baking!), consisting of
2 8-Inch round cake pans
10-by-15-inch cookie sheet
9-by-13-inch cake pan
12-cup muffin pan
4-1/2-by-8-1/2-by-2-1/2-inch medium loaf pan
Made from heavy-gauge carbon steel for even heating with no hot spots
Durable nonstick coating and reinforced rolled edges prevent warping
Oven-safe up to 450°F (230°C) and dishwasher-safe
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Banana Bread with Oats and Chia seeds (Serves 8-10)
3 cups mashed banana - I used 3 big bananas
1 large egg
120g butter, melted (You can also use grapeseed oil)
3/4 cup (180ml) whole milk, room temperature (You can also use soy milk)
Note: If you want a drier cake, reduce the milk to 1/2 cup.
1 1/2 (187.5g) cups plain flour - I used 50% plain and 50% wholemeal flour
3/4 cup (150g) caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (45g) regular rolled oats
1/8 cup (20g) chia seeds
1. In a bowl, mash the bananas.
2. Add the egg, milk and melted butter with the banana. Mix with a whisk until well-combined. Set this aside.
3. Into a large bowl, add the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Also add the oats and chia seeds. Whisk until the ingredients are combined.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
5. Use a wooden spoon to stir until the flour is just incorporated. Do not over mix.
6. Pour the batter into a lined and greased 9x5-inch baking tray. Bake at 170°C for 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle emerges cleanly.
7. Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
*Contest ends on Friday, 10 October 2014 at 2359hrs. The winner will be selected via Rafflecopter, and notified via email. He/She has up to Tuesday, 14 October 2014 to respond to the notification email. Should there be no response, the winning entry will be rendered null and void, and another winner will be chosen. Open to overseas entrants.
Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. This is my way to share the joys of baking in the hopes that more will pick up a whisk and join the bake-and-eat-more-healthily movement!