Healthy Banana and Chocolate Cake
Today, I want to share my favorite recipe with bananas: a tasty banana-chocolate cake that is super easy to make, very healthy for a cake, and extremely yummy!
- 3 large bananas (the riper the better!)
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (70% cocoa minium)
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F)
Mash the bananas in a bowl
Mix flour, baking soda, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl
Add mashed bananas to the flour mix and stir until completely combined
Add the Greek yogurt and olive oil
Pour in chocolate chips
Mix in eggs one by one and stir again
Pour into a baking tray and cover with baking paper
Bake for about 35 minutes at 175°C
Serve and enjoy
Add a handful of walnuts for extra delicate crunch.
It’s best to use dark chocolate chips for a darker and richer chocolate taste, but you can substitute them for milk chocolate buttons too.
I use choc chips because I love the chunks of chocolate in the cake, but you can also use natural coconut powder to make it extra chocolaty. Just replace 1/2 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of natural cocoa powder.
You may want to add a couple of tablespoons of honey or the cake may come out too bitter.
If your bananas are not ripe and soft yet, you can put them in a 150-degree oven for about 20 minutes to ripen them quickly.
You can add a scoop of protein powder to the batter to boost the protein content.Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the mixture if you want some extra taste.