Sarah (clarkworm) wrote in vegancooking,
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Chocolate-Banana-Nut-Whatever-Bread/Cake Thingy

So I had these two wicked ripe bananas sitting in my fridge, and rather than feeding them to my dog as usual (he's obsessed with bananas), I decided to try my hand at banana bread. Except I have no loaf pan, so banana muffins. Except when I got home from work I realized I had no muffin tin, either (don't know where that went...). So it was more of a small banana cake, really. Except I really didn't have many ingredients, so I found a few recipes in the memories and kinda just made something up from there.



Banana & Whatever Else I Could Find Bread/Cake Thingy

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dry sweetner
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
5 Tbsp cocoa powder (I was suffering a chocolate craving at the time)
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup oatmeal (Quaker old-fashioned or whatever - the regular kind you get in the cardboard tub)
~1/3 cup chopped walnuts
~1/3 cup chopped almonds
2 bananas, mushed up
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup plain soy milk

Preheat oven to 375.

Mix flour, sweetner, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, salt, oats (I kinda crushed up the oats a bit so the pieces were smaller), and nuts in a medium-large bowl.

In another bowl, mush up bananas. Stir in oil, vanilla, and soy milk. Mix well.

Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing until combined, but don't stress over lumps. Dump it all into the lightly-oiled vessel of your choosing (I ended up w/ ~7x9-ish baking dish). Pop it in the oven and bake. My cake-ish thing took about 37 minutes, but I'd imagine that'd be different in different shaped pans, so I'd go w/ 20 to start and then check it from there.

If I had more resources, I probably would have subbed applesauce for at least some of the oil and added chocolate chips (who needs health food?). I might also add more cocoa powder to strengthen the chocolate flavor.

Very filling. Yum.

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