This cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth yet won't leave you bloated or crashing after! I love eating delicious sweets and one of my favorite things to create in my kitchen for family and friends is a healthier spin on yummy treats!
Conventional treats like cookies, pastries, cakes and doughnuts are full of processed sugar and refined carbohydrates which can spike blood sugar giving you a rush of energy yet leave you crashing hard in a few hours.
Ingredients like sugar, milk, butter, refined flours aren't the best choice when you are experiencing digestive issues or any other chronic symptom. These ingredients are nutrient deprived, contribute to inflammation and many clients I work with don't do well with these foods. The good news is that there are MUCH healthier alternatives that will leave you satisfied but also leave you feeling GOOD!
This recipe is free of gluten, dairy and eggs which are the top foods that feed pathogens (unproductive bacteria/ viruses), per teachings of Medical Medium Anthony William, and contribute to digestive issues, autoimmune conditions and other chronic symptoms.
Ok, ok I know you want to get to the good part so here is the recipe :)
(gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, egg free, vegan, vegetarian)
Makes 12 servings
1. Dry Ingredients:
1/2C Coconut sugar
1 1/4C All-purpose Gluten Free Flour (I used Bob's Red Mill brand)
1C Rolled oats (look for certified gluten-free option)
1C Almond flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Sea salt
2. Wet Ingredients:
3 Bananas (mashed)
1/2C Peanut butter (all natural)
1/4C Maple syrup
3 tbsp Coconut oil (melted)
3/4C Almond milk
1 Flax Egg (1 tbsp of ground flax seeds+2.5 tbsp water)
1/2C semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life semi-sweet chunk chocolate chips)
Step 1 - Make the Flax egg by mixing flax with water and letting it sit while you combine the other ingredients. It will take on a jelly egg-like texture in about 10 mins.
Step 2 - Combine all dry ingredients (save a bit of rolled oats for topping if desired)
Step 3 - Combine all wet ingredients, except flax egg
Step 4 - Combine dry with wet ingredients, add in your flax egg and stir well
Step 5 - Fold in raisins and chocolate chips and stir (save a few chocolate chips for topping if desired)
Step 6 - Pour into a 8X8 baking dish. If you want to get extra fancy like I did, sprinkle a bit of extra rolled oats and chocolate chunks on top! Pop in the oven and bake at 350F for about 50 mins (or until lightly golden brown on top)
Enjoy on it's own or top with some coconut ice cream for an extra special treat! YUM!
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