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Willie Nwlson's Famous Banana Bread (UBC Cake)

(recipe, Katie Hickey)


No added fat. Really good.


  1. 3 really ripe bananas, mashed
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 1½ cups flour (white whole wheat or half AP, half whole wheat)
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 1 tsp. baking soda
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla
  7. 1 Tbsp. cinnamon (or try with nutmeg, etc)
  8. ½ cup chocolate chips
  9. (¼ cup chopped crystallized ginger- optional but awesome)
  10. ¼ cup sugar mixed with cinnamon (try with less)


  1. Grease an 8-inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Mix mashed bananas with eggs and vanilla and stir well.
  3. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon. Add wet to dry and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and ginger (if using).
  4. Pour into prepared cake pan and sprinkle top with the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.