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Peanut Butter Banana Cake

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I love a good banana cake. But pairing it with peanut butter? Made this even better 🙌🏻. I have to say I am surprised at how well this cake turned out. Think banana bread with a hint of peanut butter. Yum 😍!!

Peanut Butter Banana Cake with a chocolate coating and sprinkles being cut into pieces on a black cake stand

This Peanut Butter Banana Cake also has a funny backstory. A few months ago, I threw my dog an anniversary party. Yes, I am aware – completely over the top dog mom here 🙋🏼‍♀️. Who can blame me – when he is simply so adorable and cute (when sleeping…. 😉). I found this amazing dog cake online and baked it for him. He and his four-legged friends loved it. Sincerely, loved it (albeit I am sure they would have eaten anything anyways – LOL). I tried some and thought it was so good that I wanted to make a “hooman” version of it. Basically that meant adding sugar and changing some of the ingredients. The result is this beautiful and delicious cake.

Peanut Butter Banana Cake with a chocolate coating and sprinkles being cut into pieces, photographed from a side-angle

As usual, the cake comes together in no time and is super easy to make. You simply first mix the wet ingredients, then the dry, and then combine the two. I gave you the option of a chocolate coating, but you do not have to do that if you do not fancy it. The cake will also taste lovely on its own. However, my husband told me to warn you – this one is a bit on the stodgier side. Personally, I do not know how you would eat banana bread any other way. But – the hubster disagrees. So I wanted to let you know.

Peanut Butter Banana Cake with a chocolate coating and sprinkles being cut into pieces on a black cake stand

Why is this Peanut Butter Banana Cake good for me?

Banana

Bananas. Bananas are absolutely amazing and nutritional superstars. I feel as if they have gotten a bit of a “bad rep” over the last few years, because of their apparent “higher” sugar content. Let us not be fooled here and look at the facts. Bananas are native to Southeast Asia but grow in most warm climates. Therefore, they are largely available worldwide and are one the cheapest fresh fruits you can buy. Bananas are high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium, copper, and magnesium. The fiber found in bananas works in two ways. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels after meals. It also moves slower through your digestive tract which may keep you full for longer. Additionally, said fiber softens stools for easy elimination, whilst also providing a great feeding ground for healthy gut bacteria. How awesome is that?!

Peanut Butter Banana Cake with a chocolate coating and sprinkles with three pieces lying on top of each other

Bananas are also high in potassium and magnesium. Potassium is a mineral that is mighty important for our heart health as it lowers blood pressure. Several studies have also shown that people who eat a higher diet in potassium tend to have a lowered risk of strokes. Whereas bananas are generally not a high-fat food, they do contain a type of fat that looks similar to cholesterol. This type of fat (called sterol) can block the absorption of dietary cholesterol. Bananas may help us to balance our cholesterol level through this little “hack” of theirs. Last but not least, the fiber in bananas that I raved about earlier is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease. Do you need any more convincing on this humble little fruit 🍌?

Peanut Butter Banana Cake with a chocolate coating and sprinkles with three pieces lying on top of each other, photographed from above

How can I adjust this Peanut Butter Banana Cake to my dietary requirements?

This recipe isΒ vegetarian,Β and gluten-free (if you are coeliac, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats). Due to the eggs used, it is, sadly, not vegan. Due to the grains, and peanuts used this recipe is also not suitable for the paleo lifestyle. As peanuts are classified as nuts, this recipe is also not nut-free.

Peanut Butter Banana Cake with a chocolate coating and sprinkles with three pieces lying on top of each other with one piece bitten into

Similar Recipes on the Blog

So much banana goodness on the blog 🤩!! I love adding bananas to sweet dishes in order to naturally sweeten them without loading on the sugar content… Try:

Peanut Butter Banana Cake with a chocolate coating and sprinkles with three pieces lying on top of each other with one piece bitten into, photographed from the side

And there you have it for this week 🤗. I hope you enjoy this delicious twist on banana bread. It can also be enjoyed in the warmer weather that we are currently experiencing – no worries at all 😉. This recipe is inspired by HealthNutNutrition’s The Best Healthy Dog Birthday Cake. As always, please let me know how you like the recipe by either commenting below and/or rating the recipe. I love hearing from you!! Happy baking everyone 🌺.

Peanut Butter Banana Cake

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ann Robejsek Course: Cakes, dessertCuisine: Gluten-free bakingDifficulty: Medium
Servings

12

slices
Prep time

30

minutes
Baking time

50

minutes

Sweet, delicious, and with that oh-so-glorious banana bread texture. This Peanut Butter Banana Cake is not one to be missed!!

Ingredients

  • Wet ingredients
  • 1.5 cup 1.5 shredded carrot (ca. 2 medium ones)

  • 2 2 ripe bananas

  • 4 tbsp 4 coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (150 gr.) peanut butter

  • 2 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 maple syrup

  • 1 cup 1 non-dairy milk

  • 2 2 eggs

  • Dry ingredients
  • 2 cups 2 (213 gr.) oat flour

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (75 gr.) coconut sugar

  • 2 tbsp 2 baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cinnamon

  • Sprinkle of salt

  • For the chocolate layer (optional)
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 (76 gr.) cocoa butter

  • 4 tbsp 4 cocoa powder

  • 3 tbsp 3 maple syrup

  • A sprinkle of sea salt (optional)

  • Sprinkles (optional)

  • Chopped peanuts (optional)

How to

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius top and bottom heat (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Grease a loaf tin with a bit of butter or add parchment paper
  • Wet ingredients
  • Wash and peel the carrots (if desired, personally I do not) before shredding. Add the coconut oil to a small pot and melt on low. Peel the banana and add to a bowl. Mash until liquid (you could also use a small blender for that). Add the peanut butter, eggs, maple syrup, non-dairy milk, and melted coconut oil. Mix well and set aside
  • Dry ingredients
  • To a separate bowl, add the oat flour (you can simply blend whole oats in a small blender), coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well before adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Combine everything. Lastly, mix the shredded carrots under
  • Add the cake batter to the loaf tin and bake for 45 – 50 minutes in the oven until golden on top or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely
  • For the chocolate layer (optional)
  • Finally, in a water bath combine the cocoa butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt (optional). Heat until melted and pour on cake. Top with chopped peanuts and or sprinkles if desired. Enjoy!!

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