Oatmeal Banana Cake

I had some bananas ready for banana bread, but I was in the mood to make something different.  I found a recipe for Oatmeal Banana Cupcakes on allrecipes.com and thought they sounded good. 

The original recipe for the cupcakes is:


1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup mashed ripe bananas

3/4 cup honey

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt



In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, bananas and honey; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until cupcakes test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.


I thought I could make it a little healthier, and I only have one muffin tin so I made it into a cake instead. 

Here's my recipe:

*1/2 cup butter, softened
*1/2 cup brown sugar
*2 eggs
*1 cup mashed ripe bananas
*1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
*1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
*1 cup quick cooking oats
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*1 teaspoon baking soda
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*Cinnamon (optional-I just threw some in)

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, bananas and applesauce; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Put in small glass bakeware, or make cupcakes! Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes (for cake) 18-20 minutes (for cupcakes). Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Everybody says it is delicious, and I have a feeling I'll be mixing more up in a few days!



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