WHOLE WHEAT BANANA WALNUT CAKE




Banana walnut cake is my favorite. I make this very often like when I am bored or whenever we have overripe bananas. This is the cake recipe I have been following so far to bake this cake. This is a fool-proof recipe and results in a moist cake each time. I usually make a small cake preferably around 3-4 servings per cake just for the two of us. This is very ideal for portion control and it does satisfy our sweet cravings too. When using whole wheat flour for the cake, brown sugar or agave nectar is ideal instead of regular sugar or artificial sweeteners. It gives the cake a rich brown color. I have also added only ½ cup of flour and increased the nuts. The ingredients can be doubled accordingly.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Banana, 1 large.
2. Whole wheat flour, ½ cup.
3. Brown sugar, or any artificial sweetener (I have used agave nectar here), ½ cup.
4. Melted butter or oil (I have used canola oil here), ½ cup.
5. Egg, 1. (Can be substituted with 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal diluted with 1 tablespoon of water).
6. Chopped walnuts, ½ cup.
7. Baking soda, ½ teaspoon.

PREPARATION:
Mix the flour with the baking soda in a bowl and keep aside. Add the peeled banana in another bowl and mash it into a paste with a fork. Add the oil, sweeteners, and egg to the mashed banana and mix everything well. The wet ingredients can also be added to a blender and mixed evenly; a hand blender also works perfectly for this. Now add the flour mixture to this slowly and mix everything just until there are no lumps in the cake batter. Transfer the contents to a well-oiled baking dish, add the chopped nuts on top of the batter and bake the cake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool and enjoy.

36 comments:

Tina said...

Cake looks fabulous and yummyyyyyy.

Soma Pradhan said...

Cake looks yummy

Padma said...

Very tempting cake Gita :)

Sushma Mallya said...

looks very delicious and rich...

Prathibha said...

Healthy cake...looks gr8

kitchen queen said...

Delicious yum and lovely spongy cake with a nice picture.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Healthy and simple to bake cake. A very good click !!!!

Chitchat

Kanchan said...

Awesome cake Gita ! Looks spongy n perfect !

Astra Libris said...

Hooray for banana cake! :-) Great minds think alike! ;-) Your cake looks SO delicious - your photos are gorgeous! I'm very, very excited about fixing your recipe - I love how you use agave nectar and even have a vegan option! SO delicious and healthful too! Thank you for the awesome recipe!!

Priya said...

Cake looks fantastic Gita...lovely with all those nuts..yumm!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love walnuts in cakes,looks yumm!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy cake dear

Nandini said...

That cake is healthy with whole wheat and walnut! They look tempting!

Vrinda said...

Yummy nutty cake Gita..nice combo

Usha said...

The cake looks perfectly soft and moist !

Shri said...

Holy!That looks so moist:)

Viki said...

What a healthy dessert dear! Very tempting piece and make me crave.Beautiful pictures too.

Parita said...

Looks so yummy and moist..top it with vanilla ice cream and voila!!! sinfully good :-)

Cham said...

I like the crunchy top! Wonderful cake :)

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!! yummy yummy cake..sounds easy too..

Malar Gandhi said...

With so much of goodness in it...I want it right away. You are doing a good job, with all healthy substitutes.:)

kothiyavunu said...

Healthy and yummy looking cake..Wish i could grab a piece from the screen!

n33ma said...

I like the fact that u added more nuts and cut down on the flour! looks fab!

sangeeta said...

lovely healthy cake...

Babli said...

Banana walnut cake looks delicious. Thanks for this lovely and new recipe.

Nostalgia said...

healthy all the way.. .nice recipe

Abhilash Pillai said...

waaah!!! this cake looks really delicious and superb.

You did a great work. Again a delicious looking cake. I moved to your comments page because I cannot make myself stand on the page and it appears like calling me for a treat.

Kya kare control nahi hota :)

Sorry I am too late. The reason being friends and motherly food. I am back and hope will be creative at writing again. Ok not creative I agree but atleast will start writing...

Gulmohar said...

healthy and yummy cake :-)

Preety said...

wow i want to have a bite right away

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Pari said...

This looks awesome Gita, and so healthy.

sanjeetkaur said...

Tried this one just now - YUMMY !!
Thanks a lot for the recipe.

sanjeetkaur said...

Tried this one just now - YUMMY !!
Thanks a lot for the recipe.

The water bearer!! said...

I was always looking out for whole wheat baking recipies... I had a few ripe bananas & thought why not make a banana walnut cake with whole wheat flour & then i ran into your recipie. It is such a yummy & much healthier recipie... I'm gonna save this one for years to come :). Thanks ma'am!

The water bearer!! said...

I have always been looking out for whole wheat baking recipes... this time i had ripe bananas and thought why not bake a banana walnut cake with whole wheat flour and then i ran into your recipe. It is such a tasty cake and a much healthy option, i just loved it. Thanks ma'am!