|1 ½Cup All purpose flour
1 Cup Oatmeal
1 Tbsp Ground flax seed
2 ½ tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Vegetable oil
1 ½ Large ripe banana mashed
½ Cup chopped walnuts
1tsp Lemon oil (or Vanilla whichever you prefer)
¼ tsp Lemon zest (optional in combination with lemon oil)
¼ tsp salt
½ Cup Milk
Pre-heat the oven on 375 F. Butter and flour a round cake pan with a whole in the middle, set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, fax seed. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, mix sugar and oil until combined, add eggs one at a time and mix well until you reach a rich light yellow color, add your flavour (lemon oil, lemon zest or Vanilla). Then add mashed banana and mix just to combine, the mixture won’t be smooth. Then add your dry ingredient all at once and mix it until all combined then add milk and then walnuts at the end. You will have an almost lumpy batter.
Transfer the cake batter to the pan and bake on the first rack of oven for 40-45 minutes. Check doneness with toothpick or fork, if came out clear the cake is ready. If after 45 minutes, still the middle is not done, reduce the heat to 350 and let it bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Let the cake cool on a wire rack and then transfer to your plate. I don’t use icing for decoration but if you like, this cake can be very nice with a lemon icing drizzle.
I have used the yellow cake recipe as a base, and changed it a bit to my liking. My son enjoyed helping me to make this cake and we all loved the taste.
I hope you have a good time making this with your toddler and enjoy it with your family.