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Lemon, Banana and Cranberry Cake

I came across this recipe a few weeks back and have been wanting to bake it. During my first attempt, I used all whole wheat flour, and it went straight to the trash! So this time I decided to stay with all-purpose flour. I would have replaced it with some amaranth flour if I had some.

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Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 large ripe banana
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup milk or apple sauce (I used milk since I did not have apple sauce)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon jest

For the glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl or stand mixer whisk together banana, oil, eggs, milk, and sugar until smooth. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.

Fold in cranberries and pecans and mix well. Pour into a 9in square pan and bake for 30-35 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

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Cool on the rack.

Meanwhile whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice and spread evenly on the cake once it is cooled. Allow to set before slicing. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!

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Banana Ice Cream

Saw this on Food Network and couldn’t resist trying out this really easy , healthy recipe and wasn’t disappointed. Here’s my tasty 2-ingredient version:

Ingredients:
2-3 bananas
1 tbsp orange marmalade

Slice the bananas into 1in even slices and lay them on a tray or plate. Refrigerate for an hour. When ready to eat take the frozen banana slices and toss in a food processor. Blending to form a smooth frozen ice cream. I added a table spoon of Cranberry Orange Marmalade and topped with some nuts and cranberries.

The original food network recipe used honey and peanut butter and you can find that here.

Refreshing on a hot summer day!

Enjoy!