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

Instructions

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, spices, 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.

Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker

5 comments

I made this cake this weekend, and it was delicious, however, following the recipe was a bit of a nightmare. I am just a home cook so I don’t make any guesses when I follow a recipe, but I found this one a bit of a guessing game. I could follow the wet ingredients all mixed together, and then the flour oats and almond milk……..that is when I realised I still had the sugar, coconut, baking powder and a few other spices to add…..! Not sure where they should have been added. I appreciate the fact that you have the recipes, and without those I would not have bought your product, simply because I would not know how to use them, and I do want to do them justice.

Marisa February 09, 2022

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 ?
Thanks
Lynn

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.
Thanks

Diane Sedgman April 22, 2021

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