It is no surprise that I have a
mild addiction great love for my Babycakes Cake Pop Maker. Since I discovered the little jewel back in July I have used it to make everything from quick cinnamon rolls for breakfast to cornbread muffin pops for dinner and even corndog pops for snacks in between. There is no doubt in my mind that everyone needs a Cake Pop Maker - and not just for cake pops, even though these reindeer and snowmen were a huge hit at our Christmas Parties - but for quick, easy, fun eating at every meal.
With my New Years Resolution to be "Eating Clean" by the end of the year, I knew I was going to have to make a few adjustments to my Cake Pop Making Madness - and set out to find delicious, healthy Cake Pop recipes. I am excited to share my favorite one so far - Healthy Banana Bread, Cake Pop Style!
Healthy Banana Bread Pops
- ¾ c all purpose flour
- ¾ c wheat flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 slightly beaten egg whites
- 3 medium bananas
- ¾ c organic sugar cane crystals
- ¼ canola oil
- ⅛ c water
Start by mashing your bananas with a fork. Over-ripe browned bananas work best. To ripen them more quickly you can put them in the refrigerator overnight. In a medium bowl combine mashed bananas, sugar crystals, oil, and egg whites and mix well.
In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients until evenly distributed. Then pour dry ingredients directly into banana mixture and stir. Add water to thin batter to a cake batter like consistency for easy scooping into your Babycakes Cake Pop Maker.
Heat your Cake Pop Maker until the green light comes on, and then scoop one heaping teaspoon of banana bread into each hole. Close the lid and cook for 3 minutes or until center is completely cooked.
Pop each Banana Bread Pop onto a plate and let cool. Now you can enjoy "just a bite" of yummy, healthy banana bread whenever you like!
These Pops were another huge hit at our house, and something I know I will cook again and again - next time probably adding in a cup of chopped walnuts to make Banana Nut Bread Pops. I love that these are more "clean" than some of the other Cake Pops I have made, so I can feel better about eating a few alongside the ones I made for my family.
Just add this to the list of reasons I believe EVERYONE should own a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker!