Mama Used to Say…..Waste Not Want Not Banana Cake

by Karimah bint Dawoud,muslim chaplain & well being writer.

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Banana Cake
Banana Cake

As you know I hate waste and we recycle our kitchen waste; egg shells, tes bags and peelings, at our local community garden. About once a month we make a cake or cakes and share with the garden’s volunteers. This months is my easy but spicey banana and raisin cake.

We are not out of the woods yet when it come to cold, I know last night I was freezing, adding tumeric , ginger and cinnamon to food at this time of the year provides anti-inflammatory support as well making it taste nice and spicy

Serves: 10
125g butter
150g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
200g self raising flour
1tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Tumeric
1 Tsp Ginger
1 Handful Of Raisins
60ml soya milk

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 35 mins
1. Melt butter, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat.
2. Remove from heat and add the mashed bananas, mix well. 3. Add the egg, mix well.
4. measure the flour , add the spices and raisins and stir together.

Flour, Sugar  & Spices
Flour, Sugar & Spices

5. add banana butter sugar mix to flour and mix together, finally add the milk.

Banana Mix with Flour Mix
Banana Mix with Flour Mix

5line a loaf tin with lining paper, and pour in mixture.

Cake Mix in Lined Tin
Cake Mix in Lined Tin

6. Bake at 150 C fan oven , 170 C regular, Gas mark 3, for 35 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.

7. Remove from oven and place on heat proof place to cool. serve on its own with a nice cup of tea or coffee or as  dessert with ice -cream…hmmm!

Banana Cake
Banana Cake

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