Do you have a banana like this that’s lying around in your house?
In our house, we buy two bunches of bananas at a time since everyone, especially our 15 months old boys,LOVES them. We eat them as is, we put them in yogurt, we put them in smoothies, etc. However, there is sometimes a week when we don’t go through as many and we are left with over-ripe bananas with black spots.
These are way too sweet and mushy to eat it as is for our liking, so I like to add it into things. My favorite go-to solution for this is BANANA BREAD!
I make banana bread using pancake mix sometimes, or sometimes follow a proper recipe using flour, eggs, butter, baking powder and sugar, but now that I have made it many many times, I have played around to alter the recipe to make it healthier and most importantly, simpler.
Here is my healthy recipe using just banana, flour, sugar (if you are happy with the sweetness just from banana, you may not need it), baking powder, and milk! NO EGGS OR BUTTER!
This is such an easy recipe to follow. Just mix, press ON and serve! If you don’t own a rice cooker. You can use the same recipe and bake it in an oven. I just prefer using a rice cooker since I don’t have to preheat the oven, and somehow it makes it more moist.
No egg, No butter - Rice Cooker Banana Bread
- One ripe banana
- 130 grams of flour
- 15 grams of sugar
- 5 grams of baking powder
- 40ml of milk
- Put all the ingredients except for milk in a bowl and mix. (mush the banana with a fork while mixing with other dry ingredients)
- Add milk to a dough and mix until smooth
- pour it into a rice cooker (non-stick pan inside the cooker) and start the cook cycle (You can do a “regular white rice mode” for 50ish minutes or “quick cook” for 40 minutes)
- Once the rice cooker beeps, turn the cook pan upside down to bring the banana bread out and serve! I like mine a little bit chilled with coconut milk on top.
I used super simple ingredients that many of you probably already have at home. Since it does not contain butter or egg to make it fluffy like a cake or bread, it is a dense, moist, chewy cake. My husband loves moist baked goods, so he was excited to discover this texture.
My most favorite thing about baking a cake in a rice cooker is the non-stick surface feature. It makes it so much easier to take the cake out. Also, since it goes through the whole special system of the cook cycle (rice is boiled, steamed, and soaked… etc in a rice cooker), the cake turns out very moist and evenly cooked.
If you have a rice cooker at home, I definitely recommend using it for more than just rice! I have been using my rice cooker for about 8 years and it has made us delicious regular rice, mixed rice with meat and veggies, and various cakes. This little gadget is my best kitchen friend.
This recipe is a great option for your children too or if you are cutting back on butter or cholesterol, this is a healthier option for you. My boys love my home made banana bread and I don’t feel too guilty eating this one knowing it’s healthy.
Thank you so much for reading!
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