Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
A moist, delicious recipe from our former school librarian. A hit with the kids as as after-school snack because of the chocolate chips!
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 5-6)
- 4 eggs (or equivalent egg substitute)
- 1⁄2 cup oil
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup quick oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup nuts (optional)
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325-350 (depending on oven); grease and flour a bundt pan (or two loaf pans, if you prefer).
- Mix all ingredients together and pour in bundt pan.
- Bake for 1 hr and 20 minutes.
- Let cool for several minutes, then invert on serving platter and enjoy.
Moist, flavorful and... *gasp!* healthful?! This is fabulous- extremely moist, with a wonderful banana flavor. It tastes very decadent, despite being pretty healthy! I only used 4 large bananas, which turned out just shy of 3 cups and substituted the flour for whole wheat pastry flour and the sugar for Sucanat. I used about 1/2 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. This is the first recipe I've made in my new bundt pan and I am just delighted with how it turned out! I didn't find that the oats were particularly noticeable- actually I think the cook time is long enough on this (mine took about 1 1/2 hours at 350°) that the sort of "melt" and just make the texture of the cake even moister and creamier. The banana flavor in this is just terrific and the texture is superb. I love this cake!
I found this to have a really nice flavor, but to be a little too heavy for our taste. That *might* be my fault, though. As per the directions I just put everything in 1 bowl and mixed. (I was short on time.) Basically, throwing everything I know about making quick breads and cakes out the door. Next time I will combine all the wet, mix the dry separately and then just combine, and then add the chocolate chips. I, like Roosie, used Whole Wheat Pastry flour and made a sub. for the sugar. I actually cleaned out my sugars using 1/4 cup milled cane, 1/2 cup sucanat, and the rest demarra. I also used 1 cup mini chocolate chips and left out the nuts. This makes a substantial bundt cake and it is very pretty as well. Nice cake, just a little heavy.