3 leftover bananas made me bake this! When I chanced upon the recipe at Simplyrecipes.com, I just had to give it a try because it’s so simple to make and the best part is that you don’t even need a mixer! I dropped my mixer some months ago and it’s not working now :P
Taste wise, it tastes richer than a bread but poorer than a cake, if you know what I mean! Good for a teatime snack in our rainy weather. I would say it’s a less oily version of the local deep fried Jemput-jemput! Take my word, skip the oily banana balls, go for this one instead! ;)
I adjusted the recipe according to the ingredients I had on hand.
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon banana essence
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate rice
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
With a wooden spoon, mix oil into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and banana essence. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. It may not be the most important ingredient but whatever you do, do not forget the chocolate rice! Mix and pour mixture into a buttered 6x6 inch cake pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.