12 May 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Minicakes

Did you know that you could freeze bananas?  
Yes, indeed you can. 
You may not want to eat it plain once it's thawed out, but it's perfectly fine for smoothies and cakes. After all, the bananas will be all mashed up. 

So the next time you have over-ripe bananas at home, don't throw them out! Save them in the freezer for a yummy, healthy bake!

Makes about 8 minicakes.

1 egg
20g brown sugar + 40g white sugar  (or just 60g white sugar)
2 tbs maple syrup (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
80ml oil 
200g mashed bananas (about 2 med sized bananas) 
125g flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
30g chocolate chips, more or less as you desire

Beat egg and sugars till light and creamy.
Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, oil and mashed bananas and beat till well combined.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and baking soda, and give a quick whisk. 
Fold in flours and chocolate chips into the wet ingredients until no traces of flour remain. 

Spoon into cupcake liners.
Bake at 160*C for 18-20 min till done. 
Enjoy warm! 


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