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Just in time for Christmas baking

December 19, 2010

After all of my ranting and complaining the other day, our shipment arrived this morning at 9 a.m.

It is now 9:20 p.m. and I am sitting down for the first time today.  Sitting down and wandering,  what the heck I did all day?

We have too much crap and our cupboards are bulging.  Did I really need to the bring the fake fruit?  Even if it is the prettiest fake fruit you’ve ever seen.

I suppose I could have done without a few pairs of shoes.

But then I would have had to leave one of The teenagers and that’s just not good parenting.

On the very positive side, my kitchen assistants have arrived!   The most shocking thing is that not one plate has a crack in it even though our packing sheets stated in bold letters Condition of boxes: ‘all squashed’

One box had written on it by the movers, “sounds broken”.   I opened it expecting a mess of glass and found a little tambourine and a box full of clothing.

And so now after picking up a Stepper (to adjust the voltage from my Canadian appliances), I was excited to test things out.

Got rotten bananas?

You got Banana cake!

and not just any old banana cake.  This is Banana flaxseed cake with figs

Begin by chopping up dried figs.  You can replace with any dried fruit or nuts if you prefer but figs are yummiest.


I had a lot of nanners going bad so I made 3 big loaves. Feel free to 1/2 the recipe but keep in mind that it freezes perfectly.

3 cups of mashed bananas

3/4 cup canola oil

3/4 cup soy milk (any milk will do)

4 eggs and 4 egg whites (or 6 eggs)

2 tsp vanilla

3 cups whole wheat flour

3/4 cups white flour

2 1/4 cups ground flax seeds

2 cups sugar (can use 1/2 splenda or baking stevia)

1 1/2 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 cups chopped figs

Blend your mashed bananas, oil, milk, eggs and vanilla until smooth.   Add the rest of your ingredients and stir just until combined.

I love you Kitchenaid!  That was a lot easier than a wooden spoon.

Pour into parchment lined loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees until cooked through the middle. Approx 50-60 min.

By using whole wheat flour, figs and all that flax this cake becomes packed full of fiber with no saturated fats.  You couldn’t find a healthier banana cake in a store and it was sooo easy.

Now go hide the nanners!  let them get icky, then make this cake. You won’t be sorry.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. MOM permalink
    December 22, 2010 10:33 am

    I love figs. But here you have to sell your house to buy them. I bought 5 figs the other day and it cost me $5.00 Yep $1.00 a fig and they are just small little things. I love them mixed in Goat cheese with a salad.

    • December 22, 2010 5:44 pm

      mmm goat cheese and figs. Yes they are stupid expensive here as well. 2 for $2.50 so I beat you. I used dry figs though and they’re much cheaper

  2. MOM permalink
    December 23, 2010 8:06 am

    Ooppps yu did say dried figs right from the start. Ok will go looking form these.

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