Healthy Recipes banana date cakes

Published on September 17th, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Quick Snacks: Healthy Banana Date Cakes Recipe (gf + vegan)

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These quick snacks are simple and delicious, and it’s good for everyone, because it’s gluten-free and vegan. Bananas and dates offer natural sweetness, and oats and almonds and hempseeds offer a boost of whole-grainy nutrition. And it’s totally yummy… did I say that already? 

For a sweeter version of this recipe, check out my post for these Banana Chocolate Cookies, from which this recipe was adapted!

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whole-grainy, sweet, vegan baked goodness!

Gluten-Free Banana Date Cakes

1½ cups mashed, very ripe bananas
½ cup natural almond butter
¼ cup coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
¼ cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats (use gluten-free oats if needed)
⅔ cup almond meal (almond flour)
⅓ cup shredded coconut
⅓ cup hempseeds
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¾ – 1 cup chopped dates

  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine bananas, almond butter, coconut milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth, and then set aside. Alternatively, blend in a food processor.
  3. In another bowl whisk together oats, almond meal, coconut, hempseeds, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the chopped dates.
  5. Use a ¼ cup measure to scoop out batter. Press into small, round cakes and lay gently onto baking sheet. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until tops and edges are golden. Cool on racks. Keeps for a few days in the fridge; leftovers can also be frozen.

Yield: About 16 cakes

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A vegan chef, cookbook author, educator, writer, surfer, and yogi based in San Francisco, Andrea is also the Accounts Manager for Important Media. Follow her foodie adventures at AndreaBertoli.com, Vibrant Wellness Journal, Green Living Ideas and Eat Drink Better. Find more from Andrea on Facebook and Instagram



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