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Banana Almond Snack Cake

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This is a banana nut bread recipe that pairs perfectly with a steamy morning cup of coffee or as pick-me-up afternoon snack. I chose to call it a “snack cake” because lets’s face it banana bread is really cake, right? It has all of the flavor of a higher calorie banana bread but none of the refined sugar and just enough healthy fat to satisfy.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins
 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
 1 cup fine Corn Flour
 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
 1/4 teaspoon Salt
 1/2 teaspoon Stevia Powder or to taste
 1 cup (about 4 medium) very ripe Bananas, peeled & mashed
 1/4 cup all natural Almond Butter
 1 large Egg, whisked at room temperature
 1 cup fat free milk
 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
 1/4 cup slivered Almonds
1

Preheat oven to 350˚F with the rack in the middle of oven. Prepare a loaf pan (9″ x 5″ x 3″) with parchment paper.Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

2

Put mixture in loaf pan & top with slivered almonds. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool cake to room temperature, flip out of pan & slice.

3

Variatons: Add some lightly floured chocolate chips, dried fruit or more nuts to the batter. About 1/4 cup in volume should be right.

4

Add some unsweetened coconut flake to the batter or on the top of the cake before baking.

Ingredients

 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
 1 cup fine Corn Flour
 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
 1/4 teaspoon Salt
 1/2 teaspoon Stevia Powder or to taste
 1 cup (about 4 medium) very ripe Bananas, peeled & mashed
 1/4 cup all natural Almond Butter
 1 large Egg, whisked at room temperature
 1 cup fat free milk
 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
 1/4 cup slivered Almonds

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350˚F with the rack in the middle of oven. Prepare a loaf pan (9″ x 5″ x 3″) with parchment paper.Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

2

Put mixture in loaf pan & top with slivered almonds. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool cake to room temperature, flip out of pan & slice.

3

Variatons: Add some lightly floured chocolate chips, dried fruit or more nuts to the batter. About 1/4 cup in volume should be right.

4

Add some unsweetened coconut flake to the batter or on the top of the cake before baking.

Banana Almond Snack Cake

~ Marla Meridith

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