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Diet Banana Cake Recipe

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Best Bargain Compared to Other Fruits & They Make a Healthy Recipe Ingredient

The great thing about bananas is that they can be found at the local market and favorite fruit stands all year round - and they are one of the less expensive fruits.

I don't know about the fresh fruit prices in your area, but a withered orange in ours costs about a buck.

We can purchase several bananas for that buck - and a whole stalk of the things when they are slightly past their prime and have been discarded by the fruit manager and placed into hideous brown bags with a much-reduced price tag.

These are at the best stage - their sweetest state before they fade into nothingness. They are prime ingredient candidates for banana nut bread, banana pudding, bread puddings and for cakes. Let's see what we can make out of our inexpensive bag of delicious, ripened and quite sweet bananas.

Lower Calorie Banana Cake Recipe

The Recipe Ingredients

1 banana cake mix
3 whole eggs
2 Teaspoons of Banana Flavoring
1 Teaspoon of Imitation Rum Flavoring
2 Cups of Mashed Ripened Bananas
1/3 Cup of Chopped English Walnuts OR Chopped Pecans
Reduced Fat or Skim Milk
2 Teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon & a Dash of Ground Nutmeg

How to Prepare This Recipe

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and treat a tube pan with cooking spray.

While the oven is heating, pour the cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add the extracts and flavorings, the mashed fruit, the cinnamon and nutmeg and the three eggs.

Next, look on the cake box directions and see how much water the mix requires and use the reduced fat milk rather than water.

Mix the ingredients until the form a smooth batter then stir in the eggs.

Bake until the cake is a golden brown in color - about thirty to forty minutes, depending upon your oven and altitude.

This is a delicious cake to enjoy at tea or coffee time and contains minimal dietary fat content.

Bananas, Rich in Potassium Content

One medium banana contains about 100 calories. Bananas are a very good source of potassium - about 450 mg per medium banana.

Banana Chips, Too Fatty to Rate as a Healthy Choice

If you are watching your waistline, stay away from banana chips, even those that are labeled 'natural'.  

Most banana chips are fried in coconut oil and contain enough fat to sink a battleship.  Banana chips contain about 230 calories (or more) for a 2/3 cup serving.

 

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