Monday, July 2, 2012

Banana Cake with Chia Seeds and Oats (Eggless)


I have been baking cakes a long time now. Earlier I baked with eggs, then only with egg whites, but now I prefer eggless cakes and bakes. I just find the texture, flavour, and smell of the baked product improve if you skip the eggs altogether. The cakes are also less heavy and more easily digestible. What I love even more about this cake is that it is virtually grease free too! Yes - just one tablespoon of butter.


This is also one of the easiest cakes I have created. You can pretty much just throw all the ingredients in a bowl, one good whisk, and its good to in the oven. The final product is delicious and healthy. I loved the moist spongy texture that I got and the chia seeds added just the right amount of delicate crunch to this bake.

Ingredients:
1 cup All Purpose flour
1/2 cup oats flour
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp butter
1 large very ripe banana, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:
  1. Sift together all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the apple sauce, buttermilk, vanilla extract, butter, and the mashed banana.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, mix well.
  4. Pour the mix into a prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Cool the cake in the tin for 15 minutes and then on a wire rack.
Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!

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8 comments:

  1. I love cakes like this, where you needn't fuss over the flour, mixing, beating and whisking.

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  2. Wow wat a healthy and super addictive banana cake,lovely bake.

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  3. Wow! It is delectable. Wish I had some with my coffee this morning :)

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  4. I Like banana cake this is even healthier..Can apple sauce be replaced to something else but not egg?
    Clicks r yumm..

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  5. Thanks for stopping by Siya! You can use the same amount of soy milk or alternatively a quarter cup of water with one tablespoon of ground flax meal mixed in it. Let me know how you liked it:)

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  7. yummmy cake.............. ilike ur blog

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