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Banana Bread Snack Cake



  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana about 3 or 4 medium bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons plain greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • nutella
  • sliced bananas
  • sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 or 9 " metal square pan with baking spray. (I also lined the bottom of my pan with a piece of parchment, but I don't think you'll have any issues if you don't.)
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy. Depending upon whether you do this by hand or with your whisk attachment on your mixer, this could take 5 to 10 minutes. If you overbeat it, your cake will sink when cooling, so just whisk until your mixture is nice and fluffy.
  4. Drizzle in oil and mix.
  5. Stir in mashed bananas, yogurt and vanilla.
  6. Fold in dry ingredients until combined.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Mine took exactly 30 minutes in a 9" pan. If you use an 8" pan, it may take a few minutes longer. Always check at the earliest time. Over baking will render your cake dry.
  8. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and finish cooling on a rack.

Recipe Notes

*I've never baked this in a loaf pan, so I don't know about the volume of this batter vs. how big your pan might be.

*Different pans will yield different results.

*You will need to increase baking time to anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.

*Use only metal pans for this recipe. Glass pans are not the best for banana bread.

*Trader Joe's sells organic sweetened condensed milk in a squeeze bottle which is perfect for topping individual desserts.

*Store wrapped or covered at room temperature.

Adapted from Flour's Famous Banana Bread

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