This cake is so easy and delicious I have to share the recipe.
I've made it for two cleanse groups now and they loved it. This is for anyone that has a sweet tooth and wants a treat they won't feel guilty about. Because sometimes you just want to eat something bread like / cake like that isn't actually bread or cake. I'm all about indulging in things you love and fully support eating bread and cake if that works for you, don't get me wrong. But I also love being able to whip something up and feed it to my son and know it's not empty calories. And for those times when you are really sticking to that alkaline diet and doing your body right : this is for you. You'll think it's the best thing on earth.
If you try it, do let me know how it goes!
Quinoa Banana Cake
- 2 ea Bananas
- 7 ea Dates
- 1/2 cup Water (or tea!)
- 1/2 cup Walnuts
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 3/4 cups Quinoa Flour **see note below
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 3/4 tsp Xanthum gum
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom, ground
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground
First 7 ingredients in a blender (yes, a vitamix works great for this - but if you don't have one you can easily use a regular blender or food processor. if you don't have any of these things finely chop the dates and walnuts and mix everything together well!)
Put mixture in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well.
Grease and quinoa flour a pan of your choosing, put batter in and bake.
Bakes about 15 minutes, depending on oven and pan!
In the pictures here I put a handful of blueberries in and it was perfection! I also finished it off with some sliced almonds, shredded coconut and a drizzle of maple syrup.
**Quinoa flour: you can either buy it or make your own! To make your own toast quinoa on a sheet pan for about 5 minutes - until you can smell it and notice it browning a touch. Let cool. Put in blender and make into flour!