Burundian Date and Banana Mix
This Date and Banana Cake, or ‘Date and Banana Mix’ like it seems to be traditionally called, is perfect if you want to make something easy, but different. Eat it warm!
So, unlike the Lentil and Bean Soup, this is not a naturally healthy dish, hehe. 🙂 It’s similarly very tasty, though!
The cake is very easy to make – it’s basically a matter of simply mixing the ingredients together, adding half to the sheet pan, dates and bananas in the middle and the rest of the batter to the top. I personally used a 22cm x 28cm pan. The dough is quite thick but don’t worry, it cooks through and will still be soft. Don’t forget to cover with some more of the cinnamon-sugar mixture!
P.S. Personal recommendation – if you have, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on your plate as well!
As usual, let me know down in the comments if you tried it and how you liked it! If you want to read more about life in Burundi and check out other recipes, see my post here!
Note: in the “Around the World” challenges, I try to find the most authentic recipes available. I will not make adjustments myself, other than converting the measurements and possibly giving some additional tips in the steps. This way, you’ll get the same traditional experience when trying yourself! 🙂