Some mornings I wake early and just can't get back to sleep. On one of these recent mornings, I felt a little bit productive and decided to make my kids something fun for breakfast. I had two bananas sitting on the counter that were at the baking stage, so I decided to see if I could come up with a fairly healthy breakfast cake for them. How often does Mom serve CAKE for breakfast?? Here is what I put together, and they absolutely loved it (and I did, too)!
Banana-Cherry Breakfast Cake
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. plain low-fat yogurt
2-3 mashed ripe bananas
1 c. wheat flour
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. chopped cherries
1/2 c. granola
Beat egg in mixing bowl and stir in brown sugar till creamy.
Stir in yogurt and mashed bananas.
Combine dry ingredients and combine the two just until moistened.
Fold in chopped cherries (or try another fruit).
Pour into a greased 8" baking pan and top with granola.
Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes - test doneness with a toothpick in the center.
Let cool in pan 10 minutes before serving warm.
This was a huge hit! Hope you enjoy it. And for more great recipes, be sure and visit the Recipe Swap at Grocery Cart Challenge.