Banana Tea Cake

The sight of rotting bananas makes my mouth water. I know their potential. I believe in them.
I always feel so clever whenever I make banana tea cake. It’s like I’ve cheated death. The once erect and vibrant banana, now limp and lifeless, proves to have purpose after all. The soupy concentrated banana texture and flavor lend themselves to a beautifully moist and sweet treat. It becomes reincarnated. Thus, I’m calling this dish, “Reincarnation.”
I love the combined flavors of bananas, chocolate, and nuts. So a tea pairing doesn’t get finer than this: Banana tea cake paired with Plum Deluxe’s Chocolate Hazelnut Dessert Tea.
One loaf
3 over-ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
You’ll also need
Large mixing bowl
Buttered loaf pan
Cooling rack
Preheat the oven to 350. Butter the loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, use a fork to mash the bananas until smooth. Add the melted butter.
Stir in the baking soda, salt, sugar, beaten egg, vanilla extract, and the flour.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until a tester comes out clean from the loaf’s center.
After removing the loaf from the oven, cool while it’s still in the pan on a cooling rack.
Slide the loaf out of the pan, and cut out slices. Serve and enjoy!
*Plum Deluxe’s tea community and subscription service embodies cordiality, and I’ve enjoyed sharing their passion for tea. I highly recommend checking them out here!

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