Have you ever had the experience of not knowing what to do with old bananas that are still good but not suited to eat fresh? I found a great way to turn those bananas (and it can even be fresh if you want) to be in a cake combined with crunchy walnuts.

There are many health benefits from bananas, and are often consumed for healthy diets. Bananas are great for your heart and nerves because they contain a high concentration of potassium that is essential for your heart and nervous system, keeping them in good shape. The high concentration of potassium is also good for the bones and kidneys.

Bananas act as mood enhancers or mild sedatives. Bananas contain tryptophan that helps produce serotonin which has a calming effect on the brain. Bananas are one of the highest sources of naturally available vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 plays an important role in converting tryptophan to serotonin, and also helps the body to make hemoglobin – a crucial ingredient of your blood.It also helps to convert carbohydrates to glucose and thereby maintains proper blood sugar levels.

Bananas are also a good source of dietary fiber. A single serving (one medium-sized banana) contains 16% of the daily recommended dietary fiber intake for a normal adult – that’s substantial for a single serving of any food. Fiber improves laxation (smooth bowel movements). Fiber-rich diets have also been linked to lower risk of coronary heart disease and of type 2 diabetes.

What more could you expect from those tasty sweet and soft bananas! Now I’ll let you know how to eat them my favorite way.

Let’s get started!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Olive oil, organic brown sugar, an egg, milk, 2 small bananas, cinnamon powder, organic honey, baking powder, walnuts, all-purpose flour.

1. Lightly whisk an egg till bubbles form. Then add 80g of sugar and mix till a grainy and bubbly mixture forms.

2. In a separate bowl, mash 2 small organic bananas an add 30g of olive oil. Then add the mashed bananas to the mixture from step one along with 70g of milk and stir.

3. Add 120g of flour, 6g of baking powder and mix it in. Cinnamon powder is optional at this point, but I’m a big fan on cinnamon so I added about 8g. Then mix in some broken walnuts, and prepare toppings.

4. Pour the mixture into a pan, and decorate the top with walnuts and banana slices. Pop it in a preheated oven of 180℃ for 20-30 minutes depending on how strong your oven is.

DE-LI-CIOUS!!! This tasted great with a cup of cappuccino. I hope you guys enjoy and embrace taste of bananas and the benefits they provide us with.

p.s I don’t like to use sugar as much, so I cut down some and instead used honey, that is why I wrote honey in the ingredients sections.