Healthy blueberry cake recipe

30 November 2018 by
First published: 18 November 2018

I was having a serious craving for cake and this healthy blueberry cake recipe came to me!

I didn’t spend my pregnancy eating only virtuous things – I had my fair share of less-than-healthy cravings, including regular doughnut and cookie runs to my local supermarket but one afternoon I just fancied blueberries. In. A. Cake! And I had a glut of super-ripe bananas that were destined for the compost so I concocted this healthy blueberry cake recipe.
So what makes this healthy blueberry cake recipe healthy? There’s no refined sugar, just a small amount of coconut sugar and some super ripe bananas, plus the blueberries for a little explosion of colour and flavour. Rather than lots of refined flour, half the flour is intact made from oats, ground down to make a flour – if you’re gluten-intolerant then you could even use all oats as long as they were gluten-free oats.
The rest of the ingredients – especially the ground almonds, create a delicious moreish, moist cake that’s actually healthy. It also freezes really well and can be defrosted in the microwave then roasted or just eaten warm.
100g oats
100g self raising flour
1 level tsp baking powder
25g coconut sugar
50g ground almonds
Pinch Salt
3 organic eggs
3 bananas, blitzed in blender
1tsp vanilla essence
2tbsp melted and cooled coconut oil
150g blueberries, washed
Preheat the oven to 180 (fan). Spray a loaf tin with 1-cal spray coconut oil, I use Virgin Coconut Oil 1 Kcal Spray
Whizz the oats in a nutribullet to create ground oats, like a flour. Combine with self-raising flour and baking powder. Add the coconut sugar, ground almonds and salt.
Blitz the eggs in a nutribullet or blender, then combine with the blended bananas. Add the vanilla essence.
Add the banana mix to the flour mix and combine gently. Then add the cooled coconut oil. Finally add the blueberries.
Pour the mixture into your loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. At 40 minutes, stick a skewer or sharp knife in the middle, if it comes out clean, it’s cooked so remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. If it comes out with cake mix on it, leave to bake for another 10 minutes and repeat the process – the cook time really does depend on how ripe your bananas are! It your cake is starting to brown, cover with foil and continue cooking.
For more great recipes, try any of the following: Clean tiramisu recipeGluten-free beetroot brownies recipe; or Apricot vanilla cashew bars recipe.

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