Sunday, 2 August 2015

Oats and Banana Cake : Friendship Day Special!

"Friendship is sharing recipes with your friends to gladden their hearts ."

This post is a real celebration of Friendship.

Let me start with the story behind the post first :-

I got this recipe from a dearest aunty, who I lovingly address as my Chef Guru. Madhabi Aunty is a great cook, there's magic in her hands...whatever she cooks , tastes a mouthwatering Wow! To a greater extent it is because she cooks with a magic ingredient- Love; her love for cooking and not just cooking but cooking FOR her near and dear ones makes all the difference and then she has also perfected the art of cooking through her frequent and interesting experiments in the kitchen.Whenever you meet her,you'll get something interesting to learn about cooking ranging from an idea to a new recipe.She's indeed a Living Cookbook. :-)

Also, I would like to describe how I got this recipe from her.
I knew that she'll be sending the recipe but I also knew that  she was recovering from a recent surgery on her left arm,so I was not expecting it so soon.
It so happened that last Wednesday I read an article about an investment broker cum baker in ET and while reading about his passion and love for baking , I got transported to my own world of baking and started dreaming of baking a cake when Madhabi Aunty's oats and banana cake came into my mind as I started thinking of what to bake and it was all so momentary that the next moment I found myself getting into some official work. And you won't believe, as I came back to my desk during lunch time, I saw I have few whatsApp msgs on my mobile and there IT was!-The recipe! :-) Yes! My happiness knew no bounds at that moment.It was as if the whole universe conspired to make my dream come true and that too so soon!!!! At times , you really get lucky or may be there really is something to special connections.

So, when I saw the recipe , I had made up my mind that I'll try this one for Friendship Day and here is what it turned out to be- Simply Yum! :-)

 It has a brown bottom

and an oats covered crust.

Another view of the top and bottom together.

Here's the recipe:-


For the batter:-

3/4 cups maida ( refined flour)
1 and  1/3 cups oats
1/4 tsp  salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup mashed bananas (Approximately-3 big ones)
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

For the oats spread :-

3/4 cup oats
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder


1.Mix all the ingredients of the batter and pour it in the baking tin.
2.Mix all the ingredients of the oats spread and spread this mixture evenly on the cake batter.
3. Now bake the cake & enjoy!

1. Try to use soft and ripe bananas
2. I baked at 180 deg Celsius for 40 mins.


This cake is unique in its taste and texture.The oat crust makes it more interesting and adds to a unique crunchy cum buttery cum sugary oats flavour.
The oats and banana combination does the trick in terms of giving it an amazing taste.
It is one of the best cakes I have ever tried.Do try if you love this combination.Trust me,you will fall in love with this one!

Happy Takes! & Happy Bites!

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