Citron Honey Banana Cake in a Toaster Oven

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One day, I suddenly craved some banana cake, but realized that they are not common in Korean bakeries. With this recipe, you can make a banana cake with five ingredients and nine materials. 

The best part of this recipe is that it doesn’t need a huge ovendoesn’t use oil and doesn’t need a scale.

I usually make this with brown sugar, but this time I changed it up with some Citron Honey. In Korean, it is called Yuja-cha (Honey Citron Tea). Yuja is Yuzu in Japanese.


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Materials:

Toaster oven, measuring cup (500 mL), two spoons, one tablespoon, one fork, one big container/bowl, aluminum foil, paper towel, cup.

Ingredients:

200g                              Pancake mix
2                                       Bananas
4 TBSP (60mL)         Milk or Soy milk
1 TBSP (10g)             Sugar or Honey or Citron Honey
(optional if you prefer it to be less sweet)
1                                        Egg
*Use a ripe banana with many brown spots so that it’s sweet. 
It doesn’t taste good when the banana is still green!

Steps:

  1. Measure the pancake mix with a measuring cup. 200 grams is approximately 475 mL with a measuring cup. Place the flour in a different container. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
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  2. Place the bananas in the measuring cup and smash them with a fork. Leave some bigger chunks for a better texture.
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  3. Make yourself a cup of citron honey tea. You will use the citron/yuzu/yuja chunks later.
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  4. Add the milk, citron honey (or sugar), and egg into a measuring cup and mix well.
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  5. Add the pancake mix and mix well. It’ll be easier to mix if you add it in 3-4 parts.
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    The mixture should be thick.
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  6. Pour the mixture into an oven-safe container.
    IMG_1194*I just used the toaster oven tray and covered it with aluminum foil. It could be a cupcake too.


  7. Pick out the chunks of yuja from your tea, dry with a paper towel, and use it to decorate the cake. I’m sure you can do better than I did.
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  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Please check if it’s cooked or not on your own because some toaster ovens could be different. Your room should smell really good if it’s cooked.
    This would be a good time to clean the materials you used. After that you can enjoy watching your cake rise while sipping on some citron tea.
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    **If you want to make it brown and crispy on the top, turn up the heat to 200 degrees Celsius for an extra 5-15 minutes.
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  9. Cover it with a paper towel while it’s still hot and let it cool down for a few hours or over night. This makes the cake more moist and sweet. When it’s still hot, it’s fluffy but it doesn’t taste as sweet.
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You can enjoy it at room temperature or re-heat it with a toaster or microwave. If you can’t finish it within 2-3 days, cut it and put it in the freezer.

Hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you have any questions.

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