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Banana Cake

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I like bananas when they are only just ripe. Too yellow and they taste icky. This means that we always have an abundance of overripe bananas – either in the fruit bowl or in the freezer. Either are great for this cake. I doubled the recipe and made two cakes, because sometimes one just isn’t enough. As usual, this cake would also be delish full of gluten, just swap the flours listed for regular plain flour.

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Gluten-free banana cake
Adapted from CWA Cakes

250 grams of soft butter
1/2 cup of raw sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
3 eggs
3 overripe bananas
3/4 cup of brown rice flour
1/4 cup of gluten-free plain flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3 teaspoons of ground ginger

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Fresh on the left, frozen on the right.

Beat the butter and sugars until light and creamy, then beat in the golden syrup and eggs. Mash the ripe bananas and  them stir through. Add the flours, baking powder and ginger and stir to combine. Perfect!

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Pour into a greased and lined tin, and bake at 180 degrees for around an hour. Mine took 65 minutes. Lick the bowl.

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The ginger makes this beautifully bitey, while still being soft, banana-y and moist. Moist! You can top with cream cheese frosting and walnuts if you so please. Or just eat warm from the oven.

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We did both.

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Bananas + coconut = pancakes

Banana coconut pancakes
Adapted from Delicious – Quick Smart Cook
Makes 8 small pancakes, the perfect breakfast for two

2 eggs
3 bananas, one for mashing, two for slicing
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
creme fraiche and maple syrup for serving

Mix the eggs, coconut milk and mashed banana in a bowl until combined. Add the flours and baking power and whisk. Spoon two tablespoons of batter in a hot pan for each pancake.

Serve with sliced bananas, creme fraiche and maple syrup. The creme fraiche is well worth hunting down (Bulla do a good one), but yoghurt would make a satisfactory replacement. Don’t scrimp on the bananas!

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