Thursday, December 6, 2007

vegan banana breakfast cake - update on banana pancakes

It's all snowy outside, it's my Sunday, and Alex came home with a big bunch of ripe needing-to-be-eaten bananas last night. I don't like bananas by themselves, so I bake them into things. I wanted to make my banana pancakes I posted about last month, but I got fed up cooking them because they were sticking to the pan today so I made them into a cake. Smart choice. They were really good.
Breakfast Banana Cake
1 c rice flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 T sugar
a pinch of nutmeg and a bigger pinch of cinnamon
1 T veg oil
1 c orange juice, other juice, or soymilk
1 overripe banana (or 2)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all the dry ingredients. Mash the banana with the milk and oil, then add to flour mix. stir well to combine, and let sit about 5 minutes while you heat up your cast iron pan. Put a little tiny bit of oil in your pan or coat using a paper towel, then when hot, pour batter into pan and put in hot oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until it looks like it's done on the top. Slice into pieces and frost with nutella or peanut butter. Alternately, sprinkly sugar and cinnamon before baking and eat plain.


  1. hi please don't leave that bike out in the snow, just give it to me i will take care of it <3 <3 <3 or put it in your enormous basement, at least. p.s. bananacake looks good

  2. Nice variation on making pancakes.

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

  3. Anonymous4:29 PM

    so I made this a couple of days ago and it was 1) SUPER easy and 2) pretty delicious. I added xanthan gum to see what would happen (probably about 1/2 or 1 tsp?) - my cake ended up really fluffy and awesome; fluffier than yours looks. Maybe because of the xanthan? I used milk because it's the only liquid I had that wasn't grape juice or alcohol.
    It would have been more delicious if I had been paying attention more, because I added 2 tsp of sugar instead of 2 tablespoons.

  4. I had a go at this recipe and I used Rice Milk but I think it ended up too liquid as a result. I had to cook it for way longer and it still didn't cook quite right.

    I'll try it again sometime with soy milk I think.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I made this for my family this morning and it was a huge hit. The texture was perfect and they were delicious.