Pecan Banana Avocado Cake.
For years I've been making banana bread when I have overripe bananas. I usually throw in chopped walnuts as I love the crunch with the moist cake too. However, my usual recipe has 175g of butter in it which is obviously mostly fat not to mention the calories! I do love cake but it's time for a healthier makeover.
What if I decided to leave the butter out altogether?
Along with 4 rather forlorn, speckled bananas in my fruit bowl there was also a very soft ripe avocado. I've seen lots of vegan recipes where avocados are used in chocolate mousse instead of eggs so I knew the mild taste of an avocado was not going to overpower the cake. This is where my Pecan Banana Avocado Cake started.
This avocado cake is really simple to make as almost everything is just mixed together with no techniques required. It's perfect if you have little helping hands in the kitchen!
In a large bowl mix eggs, ripe bananas, an avocado, sugar, flour and vanilla together until well combined. Stir in chopped pecans and bake. That's it! When the cake is completely cool I iced it with icing sugar mixed with a little water then topped with pecan halves that I glazed in a pan with maple syrup to make them shiny.
This cake easily makes 12 portions and is really moist so will keep for a few days in an airtight tin.
Does anyone else have any sweet avocado cake recipes? Please feel free to add links in the comments.
Here's another simple recipe for using up bananas. Try these Chocolate Banana Muffins.
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Pecan Banana Avocado Cake
- 175 g brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 300 g self raising flour
- 450 g mashed ripe bananas and 1 avocado
- 100 g chopped pecans or walnuts
- Grease and flour a 20 cm spring form cake tin and preheat oven to 180 C.
- Mix all of the ingredients together well then stir in the pecans.
- Pour into the tin and bake for 50 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
- Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.
- Decorate with icing or dredge with icing sugar to serve.