Friday, November 18, 2011

Banana Oatmeal Crumbly Cake

This is a pretty healthy cake. I actually baked this cake a few months ago and only get to post it now. I love the texture and nutty flavor of this cake. Like Bee Bee said, it has a nice fragrance of banana and the right amount of sweetness to it too. Beside that I like the crunch topping too. This cake taste even better if you let it sit for a day and it goes well with a cup of tea. This recipe is from Honey Sweet Bee and I lightly toasted the oatmeal for 6 minutes in the oven and blend it in the food processor before putting it in the cake.

Adapted from Honey Sweet Bee

112 gram unsalted butter, room temperature
110 gram light brown sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed banana
60 ml fresh milk
1/4 tsp salt
95 gram cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cup of quick oats (lightly toasts it in the oven and gives it a few pulse in the food processor)

Oat Crumble topping:

3/4 cup oatmeal
50 gram butter, room temperature
50 gram light brown sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
2 tbsp all purpose flour

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F, grease a loaf pan or an 8” round pan and lined with parchment paper. Combined cake flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and oatmeal and mix well. Set it aside.
2. Prepare the crumble topping by mixing everything together and thoroughly. Set it aside
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together till light and creamy. Then add in the eggs one at a time and mix well. Add in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract.
4. Fold in the flour mixture in 3 batches alternating with the milk. Mix until combined.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Sprinkle the crumble topping on the cake batter.
6. Bake the cake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and the tester comes out clean. Set it aside to cool completely.


Shereen said...

Not too sure if I will like this cake...looks a bit too ...healthy?..hahaha.However, I think I will probably give this cake a try as I cannot stand to look at the oatmeal in my pantry and I would like a piece of cake every now and then and i think this cake is so much healthier than others..Don't you think so too?

My Asian Kitchen said...

this healthy cake look good!! maybe I should bake this type of cake since all my family member are on diet!!

WendyinKK said...

Anything with oatmeal is "healthy", LOL.
I suppose this cake is really moist, with the bananas and milk

lena said...

i love putting oats on banana cake too! lovely bake, Gert!

ReeseKitchen said...

This was one of the recipe I marked but haven't got to bake it yet...;p Yours looks nice too...:)

ann low said...

This looks so delicious and healthy. Can have a slice for tea break?

Elin said...

Gert, this looks healthy and delicious:) me too love the crunchy topping;)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Look healthy and good.

Jeannie said...

I should bookmark this too for healthy eating:D Looks delicious too!

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

This is healthy and delicious!

mycookinghut said...

Looks good! Another one for me to try out! :)

Linda said...

I love banana cake! However never try with oat! Will try out since it is so healthy! Luckily, price of banana had cool down since flood! Time to made banana cake! Thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, this is not super healthy as it still has butter in it :) Use the oatmeal for cookies.

Lesley, you are on a diet too?

Wendy, ha ha yea oatmeal is healty if we don't add butter in it :)

Lena, thank you.

Reese, thank you.

Ann, of course. You can have as many slices as you like :)

Elin, I like the crunchy topping too.

Sonia, yea :)

Jeannie, hope you like this cake.

Eileen, thanks.

Leemei, :)

Linda, yea I remember my niece told me that the banana there cost over $16 a kilo. I don't think I can bring myself to pay that kind of price :)

My Little Space said...

Just like what I said simple is beautiful...and of coz, delicious as well. Yummmm.... The cake looks really flavourful.