Friday, November 17, 2017

Gluten Free Banana Cake with Maple Syrup

Gluten Free Banana Cake with Maple Syrup
This morning on our walk the sky was cloudy and it actually almost started to sprinkle, well maybe a total of 5 drops. We were trying to come up with a weather person like name for it and decided upon a trace. After consulting the dictionary I realized that trace has a few different meanings depending on how it’s worded in a sentence. And yes it does fit when talking about the weather, trace also fits when talking about food too and I can attest that there is no gluten in this banana cake, not even a trace, see…...

Now about this banana cake, it’s good, really good. If you need a gluten free dessert or hostess gift for this holiday season this would do the trick and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry anyway. The cooked quinoa melds right in and the texture is wonderful. The bananas and maple syrup add just the right amount of sweetness. All in all a delicious, nutritious snack.

This recipe has been slightly adapted from the “Cooking with Super Grains” cookbook by Joanna Farrow.

Gluten Free Banana Cake with Maple Syrup right out of the oven


Yield: 6 to 8

Gluten Free Banana Cake with Maple Syrup

This banana cake is incredibly moist and delicious. Also healthy enough for breakfast, and cake for breakfast is always good!

ingredients:


  • ½ cup quinoa, rinsed (I used a tri-color quinoa)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3  large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup unsweetened flake coconut
  • 2 small bananas mashed
  • ½ cup raisins ( I used golden)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 7 inch round pan or a 8 x 4 loaf pan.
  2. In a small saucepan add quinoa and 2/3 cup water, bring to a gentle boil, cover and cook for approx. 15 minutes, until soft. Drain and turn onto a plate, let cool, set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer add butter and syrup and beat until smooth and creamy. Add almond meal, apple pie spice, baking powder, eggs, coconut, bananas, raisins and then mix until combined.
  4. Stir in quinoa and then pour into baking pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until firm to touch and a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

37 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting and healthy. We often have a trace of rain so I'm going to steal your description to use.

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    1. Haha! sothanks for stopping by, sounds good Tandy!

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  2. Sounds really great with tricoloured quinoa and that topping is totally irresistible.

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    1. Thanks Angie, even my husband liked it.....

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  3. Wow! Not a trace of guilt by enjoying this scrumptious looking and sounding banana bread =) Love maple syrup and love that I'm eating protein for dessert!

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    1. Thanks Kim, we did not miss the traditional flour at all. Protein for breakfast is good.

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  4. I always enjoy a good banana bread.Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  5. This was really good, and really moist Don

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  6. Dear Cheri, I love that you used quinoa in this wonderful recipe for a gluten free banana cake - your cake looks delicious and moist and I agree it would make a wonderful hostess gift.
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

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    1. Thank you Andrea! You have always been a wonderful champion and friend!!!

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  7. I love how you wove in the word “trace “ – And I specially love this recipe doesn’t call for some special gluten-free flour. That usually stops me right in my tracks. This looks and sounds wonderful, Cheri, I’ll work on it next time I get some bananas!

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    1. Thanks David, you know I feel like we've known each other forever, I don't know why this recipe appealed to me but even Don liked it, (which is strange). And it's perfect for breakfast.

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  8. Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you both!

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    1. Same to you and Mark, I'm going to have to work on not calling Mark, Markipedia. (I might have the spelling wrong).

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  9. Hi Cheri, nothing beats a healthy breakfast to kick start the day.

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  10. I love the sound of the coconut, maple syrup and almonds in this cake, delicious!

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  11. I love that you added quinoa - so this is a must try for me! Love almonds and everything about this cake. Have a very happy Thanksgiving Cheri!

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  12. From you photos I looks wonderful, Cheri! I love that gorgeous layer of almonds on top.

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    1. Oops, that was supposed to be 'it looks' :)

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    2. Thanks Susan, almonds are always wonderful on baked goods aren't they....

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  13. Your cake looks wonderful, Cheri. I love the varied ingredients. Yum. Have a great Thanksgiving---perhaps with a trace of delicate rain outside. D

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    1. A trace would surely be welcome;) thanks Dena xo, Cheri

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  14. This is my kind of cake full of nuts.I would love to have big slice, Cheri!

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  15. Wow, I love that you used quinoa in this cake, Cheri! I've been very interested in gluten-free baking myself lately as my niece has celiac and misses her sweet treats. I will pass this recipe on to my sister in law for sure!! Looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks Marcelle, this turned out to be a really good one. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  16. This looks like a recipe I would like to try- gluten free, healthy, and easy! Thanks pinning

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  17. i love banana baked goods! this version is unique and looks outstanding! not a trace would be left on my plate. :)

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  18. I bet my husband would even like this, IF I didn't tell him how healthy it is :)

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  19. I'll have to pass this on to my gluten-free sister! Eating local this year, I won't be cooking with bananas anytime soon :) The almonds on the top are beautiful!

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  20. How did I miss this one? I am totally obsessed with banana baked goods...... I am so far behind on my blog reading :( this recipe is beautiful and I would love a lsice right now!

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