I literally ran to my computer to upload this recipe because it's so delicious; I just had to share it. As the title of this post promises, I have created the best [ever] banana bundt bread. Why, may you ask is it the best? Well, besides from being insanely delicious, easy to make, fluffy but crispy on the outside and full of banana goodness...it is also low fat and low cholesterol! So now everyone can enjoy a piece of this amazing banana bread. This can also be served with low fat cream cheese icing if your having guests over, and your concerned about presentation; if not it is great without icing and works well as a weekday sweet for lunch.
1 cup plain self-raising flour
1/2 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 large handful of walnuts, halved
4 really very overripe bananas, medium size
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs lightly beaten, and separated
3/4 tsp vanilla bean paste
Line and grease a bundt tin. Sift together the flours, bicarb soda and sugar. Add the walnuts and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Make a well in the center of these dry ingredients and set aside. In a seperate bowl, place the mashed bananas and oil together. Add the lightly beaten egg yolks to this banana mixture and mix together with a fork until just combined. Add these wet ingredients into the well of the dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon, but stop before the ingredients are combined (ensure there is still flour visible). Stop mixing at this point and add the lightly beaten egg whites. Continue to fold the ingredients together until completely combined. Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla bean paste (or 1 tsp of vanilla essence) and stir until combined. Add 1/4 tsp of vanilla bean paste and gently and slightly fold through. Bake in oven on 150 degrees (fan-forced) for 1 hour. Let cool on wire rack before serving plain or with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
250g lite cream cheese
1/4 cup icing sugar (or to taste)
good squeeze of lemon juice
Beat together all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Alter the sugar, or lemon ratio to suit your taste. Smooth onto cooled cake and enjoy.
Please note that certaines personnes [my family] have demolished almost of all this cake in less than 1 hour.