It really is getting very difficult to feed my fussy toddler, it makes me wonder whether i was this fussy when i was at his stage...i bet i wasn't :) ;). Noodles, Pasta, Biscuits, Cakes, Rice & Dal, Upma, Roti and Saabji etc..etc..Bread, Oatmeal..and the blahs...just not working these days. He has resigned from the cake-pot nickname and i am so lost at to what to feed him. Thankfully...he drinks his milk.
This week the tod'ler asked for bread and banana...so we bought a bunch of banana and after having one banana that day, he now refuses to even hold it in his hand..arrrrr*#@`*!! This morning got up to find out that the bananas are going soft...the hot weather definitely not helping :(, so i decided make a cake.
Lately i have been tweaking, surfing to find various ways to incorporate oats into out diet, other then the regular oatmeal and this morning came across this banana-oats recipe in tumblr, just what i wanted, unfortunately didn't bookmark the page so no idea of the original source..but who ever it was..bless him/her.
Unlike other banana cakes...this one is really light and just lovely..the toddler had a bite too :) happiness!! Here's how this one goes..
1 Cup - All Purpose Flour (original recipe 11/2 Cups)
1/2 + 1/4 Cup - Quaker Oats (original recipe 1/2 cup)
1/2 Cup - Sugar (original recipe used 1 cup)
1/2 Cup - Veg' Oil (original recipe used butter)
3-4 - Overripe Bananas
1 Tsp - Maple Syrup
1 Tsp - Baking Soda
1 - Egg (original recipe 2 eggs)
- Preheat oven at 180 degree C, grease a baking pan and keep aside
- Combine flour, oats, sugar and baking soda in a mixing bowl and keep aside
- In another bowl mash the bananas properly using a fork or use food processor if you must
- Add the oil and maple syrup to the banana puree and mix it up well
- Pour over the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and blend it well
- Transfer batter in to the greased baking pan and bale it for 30-35 minutes
- Cool it for about 3-4 minutes in the pan, invert cake, cut and munch away
It should be crunchy on the top but light and fluffy inside...what i love about this recipe is the abundance of goodness in its simplicity.