My kids LOVE bananas, so I buy a ton of them!! One might think I’m running some type of underground monkey shelter, just by the sheer quantity of bananas purchased. But if they want bananas, bananas they will get! I’d much rather have my kiddos snack on a banana then some sugary junk food crap. I’m really trying to instill in my children a love of healthy foods. So I buy the insane amount of bananas with a smile on my face! But sometimes those dang bananas go brown WAY to quick! Even when I buy them green! So I decided to hunt down a good recipe for a gluten free banana cake alternative! I found this gluten free banana cake recipe on Fit Chick’s Kitchen and gave it a try… of course I made some tweaks… cuz that’s just what I do! My kids loved this awesome and gluten free banana cake recipe! And they had no idea they were eating a healthy cake. They were just so excited that I had made a cake. It’s been awhile 😉 So if you’re looking for a way to use up those browning bananas and don’t want to damage your progress this gluten free banana cake is for you!
Gluten Free Banana Cake w/ Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 Cup Almond Flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 C Coconut Oil Melted
- 1/4 C Raw Organic Honey
- 2-3 Mashed Bananas
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Cup SF Powdered Sugar
- 2-3 oz Greek Cream Cheese Softened
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Splash of Almond Milk -- to just get the right consistency.
- Combine and frost cake once cooled!
Combine all ingredients in mixer until smooth pour into prepared 8x8 baking pan, Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
Make your sugar -free powdered sugar by combining 1 Cup Stevia with 2 tsp corn starch or arrow root in your blender.. In a matter of seconds you'll have your very own SF powdered sugar!
Combine frosting ingredients blending until desired consistency is reached and frost cake once cooled!
This Gluten Free Banana Cake is so easy to whip up and it is sooo good! The blender trick for making sugar free powdered sugar has rocked my world and I love it! My favorite Stevia to use can be found on Amazon, it bakes really well and doesn’t have any weird after taste!
If you’re new to being Gluten Free or want to research it more fully I highly recommend reading Rocco Dispirito’s latest book Cook Your Butt Off!: Lose Up to a Pound a Day with Fat-Burning Foods and Gluten-Free Recipes which will help eat gluten free AND shed pounds!
Also finding the perfect Almond Flour for baking can be really hard! Almond flour tends to burn easily and can make your cake heavier and make it taste like you just added a bunch of ground up Almonds to your recipe, yuck! Also keep in mind that Almond Meal is very different then Almond Flour!! Your best and most convenient bet is to buy Honeyville Almond Flour on Amazon and get it in 2 DAYS! Happy Dance! I <3 Prime! It will give you perfect consistency every time! Totally worth the investment. And don’t worry about buying in bulk! It will stay fresh in your freezer for up to 8 months! (just set out 1/2 hr before baking to get flour to room temperature)