Thursday, October 4, 2007

Breakfast Boredom?

My hubby isn't letting me do much, but I managed to slip into the kitchen for a few minutes and throw this treat in the oven this morning. It took about 5 minutes to get it together and the very ripe bananas in the fruit basket were put to good use. It's my mum's old favorite, Banana Breakfast Ring, with a few alterations. We enjoyed it very much when we were visiting this summer, but we both found it a bit 'oily' and so I've been experimenting and today it was declared by all to be 'wonderful'.

Breakfast Banana Ring

In a large bowl, stir together:

2 cups all purpose flour

1/3 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a clean bowl, blend:

3 large eggs, beaten

4 medium bananas, mashed with a fork

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1/2 cup corn syrup

1 teaspoon real vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 6 cup bundt pan or tube pan. If you would like to omit the lemon glaze, dust the pan with 1 tablespoon of sugar and you will get a dark crunchy sweet 'crust' without the extra glaze step.

Make a 'well' in the dry ingredients and pour in banana mixture. Stir just until all dry ingredients are incorporated and pour into a pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until done. Cool 10 minutes and then invert on a rack, removing the pan. Finish cooling, or serve slightly warm, your choice!
Glaze: Combine the zest of 1/2 of a lemon, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 - 3/4 cup icing or powdered sugar to make a thin glaze. Drizzle over cooled ring.
8-9 nice sized pieces , but it is hard to stop at just one! Enjoy!


  1. Mmm..this looks like my kind of breakfast, Heather! YUM! Thank you for the recipe!

  2. I hope your family likes it as well as mine - I just fixed my typo - I meant 1/2 cup corn syrup! Oops!

  3. This looks just wonderful!!


  4. So with the corn srup was it on the sweet side or do you think it was ok--

  5. It is a bit sweet - and I have considered eliminating the small amount of white sugar or reducing the syrup - our bananas were really ripe so they were sweet too - but it wasn't overwhelmingly sweet - and the kids loved it! Fell free to mess with it - it's not a health food recipe, but it's really popular at our house!


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