1 ripe banana, mashed
scan't 1/2 cup of sugar (I used brown)
Juice from one orange
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup almonds (whole, chopped, toasted, whatever)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix banana and sugar until smooth. Stir in orange juice and vanilla extract.
In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in coconut and almonds.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir.
Pour batter into a greased 8 x 8 baking dish, making sure to spread the batter evenly over the bottom of the dish.
Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes, or until light golden brown (and toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean).
Delicious warm, slices easier when a bit cooler. Good on day 2, 3...(I have usually eaten it all by day 3). This is pleasantly sweet, but it is not SUPER rich and gourmet dessert-ish. Adjust sugar to taste accordingly. Also, although it comes out flatter, like a brownie, expect the texture to be more cake-ish than brownie-ish. Yum, just thinking about it is making me hungry...