This is my new favourite cake and I am excited to share it with you. As we all know, banana cake is great. It is a 'classic'. If you cannot digest grains however, what banana cake can you eat? Well, here's an idea. A grain free banana cake with only six ingredients that can be made in under five minutes!
This recipe makes two small 'cupcakes' and is based on the gluten free coconut flour and pancake recipe from The Charm of Home.
I altered the recipe from The Charm of Home to use less eggs (need to save them for my breakfast) and more banana. I found the pancakes too difficult to flip in my frying pan; sometimes they would flip well and at other times, I described them as 'worst pancake ever'. So, I decided to make these as little 'cupcakes' instead.
What you need
- 1 banana (the riper, the better)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour (available at health food shops - a little expensive at $7 for 500g but you only use a little in each recipe so it works out to be not so bad)
- 1 teaspoon milk
What you need to do
- In a bowl, mash banana. Add egg and combine.
- Add vanilla extract, salt and honey and combine.
- Add coconut flour, milk and mix well.
- Split the mixture equally between two microwave proof mugs/cups.
- Cook in the microwave for 2.5 minutes.
- Eat from the mug/cup or flip out onto a plate.
- Cooking time may differ, depending on your microwave.
- Mugs/cups will be VERY HOT when you take them from the microwave. Be careful and use a towel to handle them.
These are great cakes to make. I eat them for dessert during the week as they are so quick and easy to prepare and not all too unhealthy either....unless you serve it with ice cream as I did in the photo:)
If you enjoyed this recipe, you may enjoy my recipe for cherry ripe banana mug cakes.
In_other news, I was one happy person yesterday afternoon. You see, I had found a delicatessen! A Polish delicatessen, selling cured meats, bread, Polish sweets, cheeses, pierogi and so many different foods in jars.
This delicatessen is Tatra Delicatessen, which is located at 12 Darcy Street, Parramatta. My sister and I picked up some sauerkraut and the sweets below; almond, pistachio and raisin chocolates and cream fudge. So good! The service is friendly too! If you like European food or are interested in tasting some, I recommend you make a visit.