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!