Delicious Banana Cake Recipe
In this article, we’re going to share a delicious recipe for banana cake so that you can enjoy both its flavor and the nutritional qualities of this fruit.
We’ll also offer a couple of variations with fewer calories: one standard one and another that’s suitable for both vegans and celiacs.
This delicious dessert provides a good contribution of energy and fiber, as well as the vitamins and minerals that bananas offer.
Have a go at making these recipes! Give yourself a guilt-free sweet treat.
Oat and banana cake recipe
This cake is ideal for those moments when your last ripe bananas are starting to go black. Remember that you can substitute white sugar for brown sugar, which is much healthier for you.
To make this exquisite banana cake, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons (5 g per tablespoon) of flour.
- 3 tablespoons (15 g per tablespoon) of honey.
- 1 tub of fresh ricotta cheese, low-fat (50 g)
- 1/2 cup of neutral vegetable oil (100 ml)
- 1 teaspoon (2 g) of baking powder.
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) of powdered cinnamon.
- 3 large eggs (80 g per egg).
- 4 large ripe bananas.
- 1/2 cup of oats (100 g).
- A pinch of salt.
Method of preparation
- Start by mixing all the dry ingredients pre-sifted (flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder) and put them to one side.
- Separately, beat the eggs with the oil until they go a bit frothy.
- Mash the 4 bananas well and add the honey until you have a paste.
- Mix the banana paste, the ricotta, the sugar and the mix of eggs and oil.
- Little by little, add the oats and the dry ingredients to this mix, gently combining the dry and wet ingredients.
- Grease and flour a cake tin and pour in the mixture, and put it in a pre-heated medium oven (180ºC).
- It will take between 40 and 50 minutes to cook. To check that it is cooked through, stick a knife into the cake and check it comes out clean.
- Leave it to cool and serve it as you like best.
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Vegan and celiac-friendly banana and walnut cake
Thinking of our vegan and celiac readers, we also wanted to share this alternative version of this delicious and nutritious banana and walnut cake.
To make it, you just need 8 ingredients and very little time.
- 4 tablespoons (10 g per tablespoon) of brown sugar. You can also use honey.
- 300 g of cornstarch or pre mix for celiac baking.
- 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) of ground ginger.
- 1 teaspoon (2 g) of vanilla essence.
- 1/2 cup of neutral vegetable oil (100 ml).
- 1/2 cup of almond milk (100 ml).
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) of baking powder.
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) of ground cinnamon.
- 200 g of peeled and chopped walnuts.
- 3 large ripe bananas.
- The zest of 1 orange.
Method of preparation
- Start by mixing all the pre-sifted dry ingredients (corn starch, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ground ginger) and put to one side.
- Mash the ripe bananas with a fork until you have a paste.
- Beat the almond milk with the oil and the sugar until it foams a little.
- Add the vanilla essence, the orange zest and the mashed bananas to the mix.
- Little by little, add the dry ingredients, without stopping mixing, until you have a uniform, consistent dough.
- Finally, add the chopped walnuts and mix them in.
- Pour the mixture into a cake tin that has been greased and floured, and put it in a medium oven (180ºC).
- Cook it for between 35 and 40 minutes. To check whether it is fully cooked through, stick a knife in and check it comes out clean.
- Leave it to cool and serve as you like.
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The health benefits of bananas
As well as their unique flavor and texture, bananas offer many nutritional benefits for our body that help to keep our health in optimum condition.
They’ve traditionally been associated with potassium, and are mainly used to prevent muscle cramps. However, currently, bananas are considered as a “super fruit” due to their nutritional composition.
Bananas are rich in antioxidant vitamins like A, C and E, low in fat, and have a high content of fiber and B complex vitamins.
One banana weighing 100 grams can provide one gram of protein, 25 grams of carbohydrates and 100 calories. It will also give you three grams of fiber and less than one gram of fat.It might interest you...