The banana adds an extra degree of moistness and ‘stickiness’ to the basic financier recipe. To make these financiers even more healthy, you can incorporate walnuts into the mixture. Walnuts contain the amino acid l-arginine, which offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease, or those who have increased the risk of heart disease due to multiple cardiac risk factors.
- 150g plain flour
- 120g ground almonds
- 100g sugar
- 1 heaped tsp baking powder
- 100g dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 3 ripe bananas
- 150g melted butter
- 2 tbsp flaked almonds for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Mix together all the dry ingredients above, except the flaked almonds.
- Mash the bananas with a fork and gradually add them into the mix followed by the eggs and melted butter.
- Pour the mixture into silicone moulds (about 3/4, not fully to the top) and sprinkle with the flaked almonds.
- Bake for 20 minutes for the smaller cakes and for slightly larger cake moulds, 25-30 minutes.
- Once cooled slightly, turn the cakes out on to a wire tray.