Sunday, September 30, 2012

Primal Banana Cake

It was my husband's birthday recently so I made him some treats that he didn't have to feel guilty about.  None of us did.  This was the favorite one by all of us that I created - Banana Cakes.  I put them in decorate mini pans but this would work fine in a bread pan or a 8 x 8 square (brownie size) pan as well.

This is so moist and it just melts into your mouth.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!

Primal Banana Bread Cake

(Makes 1 loaf or about 8 mini loaves)

1/2 cup of coconut sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup of olive oil + 1/2 tsp more for greasing pan
1/2 cup of applesauce
3 bananas, ripened and mashed
2 cups of almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
a dash of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease your loaf pan or mini loaves pan with about 1/2 tsp of olive oil.  (I used two cute flower silicone pans since it was a special occasion).

In a large bowl, beat and mix the coconut sugar with eggs on medium high for about five minutes.  Add in the vanilla and almond extract.  Beat for one minute.  Then add in the applesauce and olive oil.  Mash your three ripe bananas and throw those in the bowl as well.  Mix for two to three minutes. 

In a separate smaller bowl, mix the dry ingredients - almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Stir well.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Mix until well incorporated.  Gently pour or scoop into the greased baking pan. 

Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  A full loaf may take longer than the mini loaves so you may need to do an hour. 

Sooo delicious!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looking pretty good - aren't there any primal/paleo versions of chocolate chips?!?!? ;) j/k, I don't think banana bread really needs it. Love the pan!