Dark Chocolate Banana Cake
The cake thats so good for you, you can eat it for breakfast!
Bananas, Yoghurt, Whole Wheat, Nuts and the amazing feel-good powers of chocolate – all this makes this an amazing, delicious, and fit-foodie approved treat. It’s such a simple process, that you can mix everything while your oven is pre-heating.
Bananas are high in potassium, and can help reducing swelling in the body. Bananas with dark spots were eight times more effective in enhancing the power of white blood cells – White blood cells fight infections from bacteria, fungi, viruses and other pathogens. Just what we need during this pandemic.
Honey has natural healing abilities, and is said to be less harmful a sugar for diabetics. It’s an anti-aging, anti- oxident, antiseptic; and a wonderful natural sweetener.
Dark chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins that give you a happy feeling. Lord knows we need happy feelings in this lockdown. A pure 100% cocoa powder gives you all the happy feelings chocolate promises, but none of the calories.
Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals — and that’s just the beginning of how they may support your health.
The combination of all these ingredients is such a powerhouse of nutrition, this cake actually seems like a fantastic breakfast food!
Its insanely easy to make, and the prep literally took me 2 minutes. While the oven was warming, I had all the stuff ready to go!
2 ripe bananas
½ cup thick yoghurt
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey / maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg / or 3 talespoons Yoghurt
1 cup whole wheat flour***
1/2 cup pure organic cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or choco chips
1. Preheat oven to 350° F/ 180° C. Grease a standard loaf pan with a little olive oil, or line with parchment.
2. Put bananas, oil, honey, vanilla, and egg into a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher until everything is combined. A few small banana bits visible is fine, it doesn’t need to be completely smooth.
3. Add all remaining ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. Do not overmix. Pour into prepared pan, and bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
This cake is not very sweet, and if you really want to, you could increase the quantity of sugar or syrup to 1/2 cup. You could also substitute the egg for yoghurt and make a vegetarian version. ‘Flax Egg’ can offer a vegan option as well.
Be careful not to over mix the batter after adding the baking powder. it will make a stodgy heavy cake.
Yoghurt adds a moistness that is simply divine. This is a super easy cake, and perfect for old bananas, the older the banana, the sweeter the cake.
Please try this and leave me any feedback and suggestions.
Much Love, and Happy Cooking!
Weight Management Specialist
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