Monday, May 9, 2011

Almond Meal Banana Cake

Dessert yesterday was a big hit -- banana cake served with So Delicious (a dairy-free version of ice cream) and fresh strawberries.  The recipe is adapted from Elana's Pantry, and that's where I got the photo.

Almond Meal Banana Cake

3 c blanched almond meal*
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c honey
1/4 c grapeseed oil
3 eggs, whisked
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 bananas (about 1 cup), mashed

In a large bowl, mix together almond meal, salt and baking soda.
In a smaller bowl, combine honey, grapeseed oil, eggs and vanilla, then stir in bananas.
Mix wet ingredients into dry, stirring until it is well combined.
Place the batter into a prepared cake pan (or two 7x4 inch loaf pans, if you prefer to serve it as banana bread).
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.
Serves 12

*Just Almond Meal is available at Trader Joe's for $3.99 for a 16-oz bag.  You can also get 16 oz of Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour at many stores, but it costs about twice as much.  And I think the Trader Joe's makes a better cake.

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