Bananas are nature’s superfood and they are good at every stage of life for their essential vitamins and minerals. That’s not all they have to offer though. Expectant mothers snacking on bananas will find them beneficial in controlling morning sickness and regularity, assisting with iron absorption and helping baby’s development.
They are then a great first food for babies and a convenient and healthy snack for toddlers through to adults.
And they make a wonderful addition to cake….
Square Flour-less White Chocolate Slice with Orange Blossom and Banana
Serving size: 16 square slices
Prepping time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
250g white chocolate
150g low G.I cane sugar
150g butter at room temperature
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp orange blossom water
Preheat oven to 170°C (338F). Brush a square 20cm baking tray with melted butter or spray with vegetable oil spray. Line the base and side with non-stick paper.
Combine the white chocolate and almonds together into a food processor and mix until it forms a crumbly texture. Set aside.
Place the remaining ingredients, except the bananas, into the processor until smooth. Add the chocolate and almond mix and whizz for another few seconds until combined. Pour into a prepared pan.
Bake for 40 minutes, take it out and place banana slices on top of the cake and cook for a further 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
Tip: If using Cavendish bananas, to keep them fresh and from turning brown, brush with fruit juice such as apple or pineapple juice. Alternatively, use Ladyfinger bananas which won’t lose their yellow colour.
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