Recently I have decided that all Mums should bake. And they should bake well – obviously this is a little bit tongue in cheek. This is taking some practice and I think it will take years to perfect! But I think that I have ticked the ‘Mums must make cake’ box, even if the cakes aren’t perfect just yet! One of my favourite cakes is this Banana Cake recipe, as it uses up ‘past their best’ bananas and tastes great too. This is a Weight Watchers recipe that I came across and that tastes pretty good considering it’s a low-fat option!
This cake is full of goodness – with bananas and dried fruit – as well as all the typical cake ingredients. It’s easy to make, so satisfying and makes the house smell wonderful too. It’s a great cake for any occasion – having friends or family round, taking cake to someone’s house, for a bake sale or just to enjoy at home and it’s one we make regularly without fail.
How does cake fit into a Weight Watchers lifestyle?
For anyone following Weight Watchers, this banana cake should make 10 slices, each slice is worth 5 ProPoints. Even when following a diet plan it’s lovely to have a sweet treat and this banana cake is perfect for satisfying that craving in the mid-afternoon or enjoying in the evening with a nice cup of tea.
Why should I make the banana cake recipe?
This is one of the easiest cakes to bake and it’s great for making with children. It uses up leftover bananas, great for reducing waste, and it lovely to have at any time of the day. It also freezes well so you can make it when you have old bananas at home and then freeze it until you want to eat it.
So here is my Banana Cake Recipe – happy baking!
Banana Cake Recipe
- 75 g low fat spread
- 75 g caster sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 225 g self-raising flour
- 3 bananas mashed
- 75 g raisins
- Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin.
- Beat spread and caster sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
- Gradually beat in the eggs until combined, then fold in the flour, bananas and raisins. Spoon into the tin and bake for 1hr-1hr15 until a skewer comes out clean.
- Cool in the tin for 15 mins then remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.