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Banana Oatmeal Cake (P, TNT)
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Yield: 1 10" tube cake

1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup strong hot tea
1-1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose flour)
1 tsp. baking soda
Pinch salt
1 tbsp. vanilla
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Let the oats soak, covered, in the tea.

In a food processor, cream the sugar, eggs, and oil until fluffy. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and flavoring, and the oat mixture, and pulse half a dozen times, until just combined. Stir in bananas and chocolate chips.

Pour into greased 10" tube pan and bake 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Invert and let cool, then unmold onto a cooling rack.

Poster's Notes:
I have devised several banana cake recipes, but this one is one of my favorites. It is so simple. Do not neglect the inverting part: this is the secret of moist, but not damp, cakes, for this and every cake.

Posted by Molly Rudnick

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A