Banana Almond Snack Cake

January 5, 2012

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes

Wow, this recipe turned out amazing. The hubby gave it a 10! The girls loved it too.

Its not dry at all (thanks banana), and the almond gives it a great touch and makes it much different than a traditional banana bread.

I had 2 squares for snacks a couple days in a row. It was even great to have on the side with my morning eggs & coffee…yum!


Banana Almond Snack Cake
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Banana Almond Snack Cake - makes 20 squares
Yield: 20 squares
  • 2 cups oat flour (oats ground up in your blender)
  • 3 x 30 gram scoops whey protein, vanilla (I used Whey Gourmet) * or sub for ¾ cup extra oat flour
  • ½ cup Krisda stevia baking formula (or ½ cup sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 ripe (brown) bananas, mashed
  • 1½ tsps almond extract
  • 3 egg whites (I used ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp carton kind) * or 2 whole eggs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
For the Topping
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, chopped (could also use chopped pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar (I used coconut palm sugar)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 8 x 11 rectangular pan with cooking spray.
  3. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. In a smaller bowl, mash banana well, and add in the other wet ingredients and mix well. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined. Pour batter into your pan. Sprinkle batter with brown sugar and chopped almonds.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes until it turns brown around the edges and a toothpick just comes clean. Allow to cool and cut into 20 squares.
Serving size: 1 square Calories: 92 Fat: 2 g Carbs: 14 g Sugar: 3 g Sodium: 84 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 6 g

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  • Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    I am loving the stats on this cake Kristine and it looks phenomenal! Love the ideas of the bananas giving flavour but also the moisture. Thank you!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Banana’s sure are little gems 😉 Yes, I was happy with the stats, considering it tastes like the should be higher!

  • Angela

    Yum! I love the moisture that bananas add to baked goods and this cake sounds delicious! I’m just finishing up some of the high protein apple squares (more like a cake!) that I made a while ago, so I’m looking for another baked good and this might just be it!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Oh nice! I hope you try it. If you like everything that’s in it…I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

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