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Homemade banana cake

The world has gone mad the last year on superfoods! Goji berries, chia seeds and quinoa. I am not a healthy superfoods freak. But I do like to keep things in balance. And if there is a healthy alternative for certain foods. Why not try it out?  A couple of months ago I tried out buckwheat flour and almond flour for the first time. I made pancakes that were actually quite good. Although I do prefer my egg banana pancakes.

Since everyone was making banana bread these days. I thought I’d give it a go and see what the fuss is all about. I found that it’s easy to make and to take a long when I have a 5 day trip at work. A much healthier and tastier snack than those white buns we have in our crew tray. Everyone is calling it banana bread but to me it’s more a banana cake.

I found the recipe for banana cake online and combined a couple of them together. The basic recipe is quite standard.

  • 3 bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 gram of almond flour
  • 50 gram of buckwheat flour
  • A good handfull of dried dates

Blend the bananas together with dates. Mix both flours together. Beat the eggs. Add the eggs to the banana and mixture. Then add the flour. Mix this all together.

These are the ingredients for the basic banana cake. The rest of the ingredients is entirely up to you! I personally like to add:

  • Dried cranberries
  • Fresh frozen blueberries
  • Some crushed nuts like almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans
  • Chia seeds

Add all the other remaining ingredients to the mixture. Pour this into a cake mold. The oven should be on 180 degrees celcius. I baked the cake in about the 35 minutes. If the cake gets too dark you can use some tin foil to cover it.

Other ingedients could be:

  • Cacoa nibs, muesli, all kinds of fruit, a scoop of proteine powder,  flax seeds etc.

I like to be creative. For next time I’m trying some peanutbutter in the mixture.

Enjoy your Sunday! Bon appetit!

Love, Sarah

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