This recipe is inspired by Yoga Nora‘s recipe of the Banana Bread that we teach how to cook in our Plant-Based and Clean Eating Cooking Workshops. We both love it so much !! It’s really easy to execute and one of the best recipe to practice baking without gluten and without any refined sugars. This banana cake is also part of our clean eating packages LEAN & STRONG as a power afternoon treat.
Ingredients for one Banana Cake
1000 g ripe bananas – keep one to decorate the cake before baking
75 g coconut oil
1/4 tsp himalayan salt
4 tsp cinnamon
105 g maple syrup
60 g water
30 g chia seeds
60 g water
75 g oats
180 g buckwheat flour
2 tsp baking power
juice of half a lemon
100 g walnuts
Start by expanding the chia seeds with 60 g of water – allow to rest for 10 minutes and mix from time to time to make sure all the seeds are in contact with water. In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients. I like to blend them but you also can first squash the bananas with a fork and then mix with all the other wet ingredients. Don’t forget to keep half a banana if you wish to use it on top of the cake 🙂
Preheat your oven at 160 degrees with the fan mode or 180 degrees if you use a conventional oven. I prefer using the fan mode for better heat distribution.
In another bowl, mix all the other dry ingredients and add the expanded chia and the wet mixture you just prepared. Activate the baking powder by adding the juice of half a lemon and mix with a teaspoon. It will start bubbling at which point you can add it to the rest of the mixture. The mixture consistency should be sticky but not completely dry nor too liquid. If it’s too dry, you can add a little bit more water to make sure it’s well combined. Coat a cake mould with coconut oil and pour the mixture. Sprinkle some walnuts or add half a banana on top before baking.
Bake for roughly 45 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes before removing it from its mould (the longest minutes ever….).
This banana bread goes really well with our chocotella or with some peanut butter.
Photo credits to Yoga Nora.