Easy 1 Bowl Banana Cake

There is nothing like a 1 bowl wonder - a decadent delight that requires minimal equipment and minimal time! The ingredients for this scrumptious, hearty bread begin with three overripe bananas.

Then come essentials you are most likely to already have in your pantry, such as eggs, vanilla and coconut oil. To sweeten things up a bit more I added a little maple syrup (or honey if you don't have) and brown sugar. And then comes the native ingredient... I used wattleseed. But you could try using Kakadu Plum Powder, lemon myrtle or a touch of strawberry gum

3 medium ripe bananas

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 whole eggs

3 Tbsp avocado or coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup packed organic brown sugar

1/4 cup desiccated coconut

2-3 Tbsp maple syrup

1/4 cup almond milk

3 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp wattleseed or other native spice

1 1/4 cup plain flour

1 1/4 cup gluten-free oats


Preheat oven to 200 degrees C and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Mash banana in a large bowl. Add all wet ingredients except almond milk and whisk vigorously to combine. Add flour, oats and almond milk and stir.

Bake for 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes. When ready, it should feel firm and be crackly and golden brown on top.

Let cool completely before cutting or it will be too tender to hold form.

Serve with butter and honey or as is. Store leftovers in a covered container for up to a few days. Slice and freeze for longer term storage.

Serve with a touch of butter or a drizzle of honey. 

Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker


Keen to make this recipe. Just checking, how much almond milk?
Thank you 😊

Deb April 22, 2021

The banana cake recipe mentions almond milk in the method but it doesn’t appear in the ingredients list. How much is required please?

Debra Flower April 22, 2021

Your banana cake recipes mention almond milk in the method but it is not on the ingredients list so how much almond milk needed for this cake ?

Lynn Phillips April 22, 2021

Sounds like a delicious cake but how much almond milk is in it? It’s not listed in the recipe, only the method.

Diane Sedgman April 22, 2021

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