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Healthy Banana Cake Recipe

Posted Apr 10 2013 3:32pm
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Hi everyone!

I posted the other day about my Easter Sunday .  We had an excellent Easter lunch, my mom and stepdad came to visit, and I made a healthier version of my Great-Grandmother’s banana cake.

One thing I LOVE about my family- is that we have all grown up in the kitchen.  I’m not the greatest cook, but I love to bake.  And my Grandmother made us a recipe book years ago that I use religiously.

But a lot of these recipes are comfort foods and may not be in the healthy guidelines that I”m trying to follow, so I’ve modified a bunch of them.

I have been wanting to find a recipe to use with my old bananas, but I didn’t want to do the normal banana bread recipe.  In my mind, I wanted a fluffy cake with a glaze topping but I wanted it to be a bit healthier, with lower sugar, and lower in saturated fat.

So I opened the trusty cookbook and found my Great-Grandmother’s recipe.

healthy banana cake recipes

Healthy Banana Cake recipes


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until it is a fluffy light consistency.

In a separate bowl, mash your bananas and applesauce and mix together.

healthy banana cake recipes

In ANOTHER separate bowl (I know.  I dirty a ton of dishes…more on that later)  sift together your  flour, baking powder, and salt.

Okay.  Now you want to slowly beat in your banana mixture and eggs to the creamed butter and sugar, and then slowly add the dry ingredients on top of that.

healthy banana cake recipes

Your batter ends up being a nice fluffy texture.  I used a bundt pan for this, but it would work well as cupcakes, or regular round cakes.

healthy banana cake recipes

Pour mixture in your pan and bake at 350• for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Healthy banana cake recipes

Now I was concerned that this would be a bit dry, so I made a strawbery glaze to go on top using 1/4 cup of fresh stawberry juice and 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar.

There was really no need for that addition.  It was light and fantastic without any icing.  And even more scrumptious for breakfast the next day.

Cake for breakfast?  Why sure!!

healthy banana cake recipes

But I do think it also tastes amazing with a light strawberry glaze.  So if you want a little extra sweetness, make a strawberry or regular glaze to go on top.  Soo good.

healthy banana cake recipes

Either way- it’s a nice way to enjoy cake with lower sugar, lower calories, and lower fat.

serves 12

  • Calories:  191
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Cholesterol: 20.6mg
  • Carbs:  28.6 g
  • Sugar:  11.3 g
  • Protein: 2.9g

I hope you enjoy!


Oh.  And here’s what happens when I entertain:

messy kitchen

I always manage to dirty up in the house.  Sigh.


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