Steamed Banana Huat Kueh / Kuih (No Yeast, No Eggs)
Course: Cakes, Kue
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
Total Time: 27minutes
Servings: 15pieces (depends on the size)
Make this soft and fluffy Chinese huat kueh / kuih infused with sweet mashed banana and recipe is made without eggs and yeast. It is also dairy-free and vegan. The huat kueh also gives you a nice smiling top after steaming.
Line individual muffin cups with baking paper. Bring water in a steamer to a boil
Prepare the batter:
Mix all the dry ingredients together and stir to mix thoroughly. Set aside.
You can mash the banana with a fork or you can use immersion blender or blender to make it really smooth. My kids like to still able to bite into small pieces of bananas. It's a personal preference
Mix all the wet ingredients together. Fold in the dry ingredients and stir until you don't see any more loose flour. A little bit of a lumpy batter is fine.
To make two colors:
Scoop about 2 tablespoonfuls of the batter into a separate bowl and add cocoa powder and stir to mix
Fill up the muffin cups to about a little over 3/4 full, almost to the rim of the cup. Spoon a small amount of the cocoa batter into the middle of the batter. If your steamer can only fit half of the recipe, fill up only those that can be steamed right away
Make sure the water in the steamer is on a rolling boil. Put the muffin cups in there and steam for 15 minutes over high heat. You can wrap the lid with towel to prevent condensation dripping on the cake. Remove from the steamer and let them sit on the muffin cups for about 5 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack to let them cool down further
Fill up water in the steamer if necessary and bring it back up to a boil. Fill up the next batch and continue steaming the rest