Saturday, 15 May 2010

3/3 weights done!

Lots done today (for me); weights at the gym before lunch, banana cake baked, dinner cooked, 2x beds changed, 2x lots of washing put on and hung out.  Not bad really.

We had a load of bananas gone black and squishy 'cause they had funny-smelling skins which put us off eating them.  So I decided to use them up and make a banana and pecan cake:-


  • 105g Butter
  • 482g Banana  (5 over-ripe mashed bananas)
  • 65g Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs, Medium
  • 1 Tsp/2g Baking Powder
  • 81g Raisins (I was aiming for 100 but had to crack into the snack boxes of Sun Maid which got annoying)
  • 53g Clear Honey (supposed to be 50g, but with honey it's always a bit tricky to be exact!)
  • 40g Pecan Nuts
  • 250g Wholemeal Flour


1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 23x13cm loaf tin.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter, honey and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour mixture into prepared loaf tin.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a knife inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean. Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire cooling rack.

Mashed banana:-
Banana, egg, butter, sugar and honey mix:-

Everything mixed together:-

In the tin:-


Makes 10 generous slices:-

Nutrition Data Per Serving
Calories (kcal)309.1
Carbohydrate (g)40.9
Protein (g)6.3
Fat (g)13.2
Fibre (g)4.8
Fruit & Veg0.8

B - toasted Food Doctor wholemeal and seed bagel with butter and Marmite
S - 1 scoop MP Max in semi-skimmed milk
L - chorizo and Monterey Jack with English mustard and white, seedless grapes on white ciabatta-style baguette with a handful of cherry tomatoes
S - Costa skinny latte with half a Costa breakfast loaf
D - Waitrose Aberdeen Angus and cracked black pepper chiploatas, with butternut squash, potato and carrot mash
S - banana and pecan cake with a big mug of tea

Exercise:- 66 minutes gym

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 115.7 (21.6%)
Carbohydrate (g) 242.4 (42.4%)
Fat (g) 85.6 (36.0%)
Fruit & Veg 5.0


  1. That banana bread looks lovely, I've clipped that recipe, will definitely be trying that out x

  2. That banana cake looks divine, I'm going to give that a try! Thanks for sharing x

  3. Thanks ladies; let me know if you try it! I've just added the nutritional info in and it's a bit on the scary side with all that sugar/honey and butter ;o)