Who doesn’t love cake? Well, if we’re getting technical, I hate chocolate cake, but don’t hold it against me. All other types of cake… LOVE. But, sadly, we know we can’t eat cake like this everyday:
So, let’s get baking and make a healthy substitute! This is easily my favorite recipe to make (I think I buy bananas just to let them ripen as an excuse to bake it). All you need is about 45 minutes, 11 ingredients, and an oven.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 scoops protein powder (I used BSN Lean Dessert in banana)
- 2 TBSP powdered peanut butter (PB2)
- 2 TBSP chopped walnuts
- 2/3 cup oats
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- cinnamon to taste
- maple extract to taste (optional, could use vanilla too)
- Preheat oven to 350. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and combine well.
- Add a splash of maple (or vanilla extract), and cinnamon – try the batter and see if it’s sweet enough. Add more as needed. Optional: could add a pinch of brown sugar if you want it sweeter, I left this out of mine.
- Pour batter into a glass dish sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Edges should be brown, but the middle should be slightly soft to the touch.
This is really good plain, but I love to add it to my last meal of the day: plain Greek yogurt with vanilla casein protein powder mixed together. I crumbled a piece of the cake into my yogurt for some added nutrients and texture.
Nutrient breakdown per slice:
I calculated this as 12 servings per cake. Those are fairly large pieces, I probably get double the servings out of it to make it last longer.