Which do you prefer: cooking or baking? I much prefer to cook. When making soups, sauces, and the sort, I throw in a dash of salt. Then some pepper. If the boiling is too lively, I lower the flame. If the content is too watery, I raise the fire. In other words, I wing it till it tastes great. But when it comes to baking, the process is very exacting. Melt. Mix. Combine ½ ts. of this with ⅛ tbs. of that. Set aside. Let chill. Sift. Separate. Get a new bowl. The strict instructions have me returning, again and again, to read the recipe, after forgetting the next step, as I wipe flour onto my apron and secretly chastise myself for never fully grasping the concept of ounces to cups. “Alexa, how many ounces are…?” Then I have to keep re-finding my place in the paragraphs, all while trying to keep the cookbook or iPad clean-ish. Plus, there are many great sweets for sale in my neighborhood. You know?
There is one dessert recipe with just 8 ingredients that’s easy to follow and quite delicious. Making this cake can also help you in your quest not to waste food, as it utilizes the browning bananas your family ignored that week.
Welcome this dessert as a nice addition to a Thanksgiving (or any) meal. It’s a great breakfast coffee treat as well. Here ya’ go:
Thanksgiving Banana Cake Recipe
Mix and beat well together:
1 cup of oil (I use coconut or avocado oil because I heard those and olive oil are the healthiest.)
1 3/4 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
4 mashed overripe bananas
In a separate bowl mix:
2 cups of flour (I actually keep a large jar with a variety of healthy flours mixed all together and use that with a bit of white flour when baking. For example, in that jar, there can be flours made from brown rice, oats, almonds, barley, etc)
2 teaspoons of baking powder
Then combine the wet and dry mixtures, mixing well and add in a handful of chocolate chips.
Pour the completed batter into a greased loaf pan and bake uncovered at 350 for 45-60 minutes. Note: Cover toward the end of the baking to lock in the moisture.
Back to me:
Another reason I don’t love to bake is that I’m scarred from living for years with an oven that had an unfixable something from the start. Too many repairmen charged me too much for too many years without ever properly diagnosing or fixing the problem.
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