Grain-Free Banana Walnut Cake


  • 2 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed meal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2-3) mashed up ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces + more to top
  • 1 tsp turbinado sugar to top (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease your 9 inch cake pan with either butter or coconut oil and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine your almond meal, baking soda, salt and spices. Whisk them together until they are well combined. In a medium bowl whisk together your coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk it well so that it all comes together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine fully with a baking spatula. Fold in your mashed up bananas and your walnut pieces.
  4. Add the batter to your greased cake pan and top with about 1/4 cup more walnuts and some turbinado sugar.
  5. Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow your cake to cool in the pan for up to an hour and then serve. I only allowed my cake to cool for fifteen minutes... but, I was a hungry hungry hippo in some serious need of cake therapy.
  6. Slice and enjoy. This cake is very mild in sweetness and goes well with butter, honey or whipped cream.


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