Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

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Need something to do with some of your frozen bananas? Bake a cake with them using this recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Cake. Bananas are a great fruit to have around in the house, you can pick one up for a quick and healthy snack, pack them for hikes and lunches, and they even have their own biodegradable wrapper. The nutritional value of banana is full of potassium and vitamin C and vitamin B6 as well as high in manganese and dietary fibre. They are low in sodium and saturated fat, and have no cholesterol. They do contain a fair amount of sugar, though, so make sure you eat them in moderation. Bananas aren't grown domestically for most places in North America, but they do grow in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama. Chiquita bananas are a brand of bananas that are the most popular and they own farms in all of these places. Chiquita bananas are also grown organic in Peru and no chemicals or toxic fertilizers are used in their growth.

Since bananas are not usually found on the Dirty Dozen list of foods to particularly watch out for in regards to pesticides, and because they have a peel, most people think that it is okay to purchase the non organic bananas and that they will not have too much chemical residue on the actual fruit. This is actually not true since a lot of the chemicals used to spray the bananas will seep through the peel onto the fruit. These toxins are also in the soil that the bananas are grown from and they do make their way into the fruit. Organic farmers use natural fertilizers like animal manure and seaweed to nourish the plants, and they use other insects to tackle the invasive bugs so they don't have to use pesticides. Studies have been done to show that the nutritional value of banana is higher in organic bananas because of the absence of pesticides and chemicals. Choosing organic is also better for the environment too.

So you can bake a cake with your ripened organic bananas instead of throwing them away, keeping waste to a minimum in your household. When it comes to cake recipes, this banana cake is a really nice, simple yet different cake recipe. The recipe features chocolate chips mixed into the cake batter, with a sweetened peanut butter frosting. If you have ever tried peanut butter with banana on toast, this could possibly remind you of that. You can make this cake a layered cake as shown in the recipe, or you can make one single layer if you like since the recipe provided for the cake is for one layer of cake only. Thanks to Jocelyn from Inside Bru Crew Life for this awesome banana chocolate chip cake with peanut butter frosting. Check out more of Jocelyn's creative cake recipes and her other recipes for appetizers, dinners, breakfasts and more. Enjoy making this unique cake and see how you like the combination of flavours.***

Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Chip Banana Cake From Inside Bru Crew Life
Ingredients: Yellow cake mix, water, oil, eggs, bananas, baking soda, cinnamon, mini chocolate chips, butter, whipping cream, honey, vanilla extract, salt, powdered sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated 8 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 832, Calories from Fat 391, Total Fat 43.4g 67%, Saturated Fat 19.4g 97%, Cholesterol 105mg 35%, Sodium 613mg 26%, Potassium 233mg 7%, Carbohydrates 106.1g 35%, Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%, Sugars 85.9g, Protein 8.4g, Vitamin A 14%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 5%, Iron 16%

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