I‘m excited to share this week’s #FoodieFriday post from Lanna Potter, author of Light and Easy Vegetarian! I stumbled upon Lanna’s page on Google+ and knew immediately she has great things to share! Lanna is a published cookbook author, fitness enthusiast and HIIT “junkie,” and creator of lifestyle blog – Light and Easy Vegetarian by Lanna Potter, at www.Lannapotter.com. Having struggled with weight issues that began when she was a child, Lanna spent almost 20 years looking for the best whole food diet and exercises in order to get lean and strong. She has successfully lost over 40 pounds, and gained muscles and tremendous self-confidence. You can find her low-fat, plant-based recipes and weight loss tips at www.Lannapotter.com.
Lanna is sharing a recipe for a Flour-less Oatmeal Banana Cake that is dairy-free, gluten-free, and has no added sugar. And OMG does it sound delicious. The recipe is at www.thisisfitworkouts.com! Now go forth and make cake! And be sure to hit her up on her website, Google+ or Facebook!
Flour-less Oatmeal Banana Cake (dairy free, no added sugar, gluten free)
Oatmeal is the original super food in my opinion. It is not only high in fiber and low in fat, it is delicious! According to WebMD, oatmeal can keep your blood sugar level stable, and protect you against type 2 diabetes and weight gain. It is so good for us, so why do we only eat it for breakfast? How about an oatmeal cake that has no white flour, or white sugar? This cake is a treat for anytime in the day. The best part is – it won’t hurt your waistline. Next time when you get that craving for sweets in the afternoon, grab a piece of this cake, a cup of tea and some berries. Wow…. You will be amazed how yummy and satisfying it is.
If you are on a gluten-free diet, simply use high quality gluten-free oatmeal, like Bob’s Red Mill brand. Also, try using apples or mangoes as substitutes for bananas if you like. The variations are limitless. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 2 large very ripe bananas
- 1 large egg, beaten, or 2 eggs whites
- 3 cups of oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of stevia (I use Stevia In the Raw Cup for Cup)
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp of cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- Mash bananas in a bowl and mix it with apple sauce. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
- In a food processor, ground oatmeal to powder. In a large bowl, mix the powdered oatmeal, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda. Stir and mix evenly.
- In a separate large bowl, mix egg, stevia powder, oil, mashed bananas with apple sauce, and almond milk. Add this wet mixture to the dry oatmeal mixture. Fold all the ingredients together and do not stir. There should be no dry powder visible at this point. If it is too dry, add a tsp of water at a time. Pour the batter into a 9 inch non-stick cake pan. Let the mix sit and rest for 10 minutes.
- Bake it in the oven for 30 minutes or until the top is slightly brown. Insert a tooth pick or a small knife in the center of the cake to test when it’s close to being done. The tooth pick or knife should come out clean when it’s done.
- (Optional) Dust cocoa powder on top when you serve.