This Banana Walnut cake is a must!! With no refined sugar, no grains and so much goodness it would be crazy for you not to try! This recipe combines desiccated coconut and almond and tapioca flour which makes for a wonderfully light and fluffy cake. I often find paleo cakes to be quite dense, but this one was far from it!
Ok so I’ll admit this wasn’t my first try at this recipe…let’s just say the first one made for a delicious pudding 😉 But I gave it a second try and invited my friend Mel (no I’m not talking to myself, we have the same name) over for coffee to be my critic (and photo helper). She arrived while it was still in the oven but we had lots of catching up to do so we weren’t too desperate to dive into the cake straight away. Finally it was done, but first, PHOTOS! With mouths watering we set up the shot and both had a go at taking these creative pics. I don’t invite friends over for food without making them work for it!
Straight outta the oven! The banana slices on top really make this cake, it adds a little more sweetness since this cake is mainly naturally sweetened by the bananas and only one tablespoon of raw honey.
Serve with some coconut cream and then the whole world makes sense.
With freshly brewed coffee that pairs so beautifully with this cake as well as great conversation, we were well satisfied! Thanks for your help and chat friend!
- Dry Ingredients
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg/mixed spice
- 1 tsp psyllium husk (optional)
- 2 Tbs chopped walnuts
- Walnuts for decorating
- Wet Ingredients
- 1 Tbs coconut oil/butter (melted)
- 1 Tbs nut butter
- 2 medium sized ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbs raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 banana for decorating
- Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F
- Mix together all the dry ingredients (excluding the walnuts for decorating)
- Place all the wet ingredients (excluding the banana for decorating) in a blender or use an immersion blender to mix together
- Combine wet with dry ingredients
- Pour batter into a medium sized cake tin
- Slice the 1/2 banana into thin slices and gently place on top of the cake mixture to decorate along with the extra walnuts
- Put in the oven for 45-50 minutes (or until knife pulls out almost clean - you don't want it too dry)
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before removing from the tin
- Serve warm or cold with coconut cream/regular cream