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Recipe: Banana Boost Cake

If you're looking for a sweet energy boost, this cake will give you just what you need...

Our nutritious banana cake is full of energy and is very filling, perfect as an indulgent snack before a long ride. Try having a slice with some vanilla yoghurt, it tastes great!

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Ingredients (for one loaf)

4 tbsp mild olive oil, plus extra for greasing

200g self-raising flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp ground mixed spice

1 tbsp of vanilla essence

75g light muscovado sugar

4 ripe bananas

2 eggs, beaten

4 tbsp low-fat natural yoghurt

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4.

Grease a 1-litre loaf tin and line with baking paper

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, spice and sugar.

Mash up the bananas in another bowl and mix with the oil, eggs, yogurt and vanilla extract.

Add to the flour mixture and stir until combined.

Pour into the tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, until risen and golden.

The healthy bit

Bananas are high in energy and are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.

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