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Lemon Cinnamon Banana Cake: A Healthy Delight

Lemon Cinnamon Banana Cake: A Healthy Delight

A nutritious and tasty treat with a hint of citrus

Discover the perfect balance of sweetness and spice with this Lemon Cinnamon Banana Cake. This healthy dessert is naturally sweetened with bananas and dates, making it a guilt-free treat. Packed with the goodness of oats, this cake is not only delicious but also nutritious. It’s a perfect treat for those who love the combination of lemon and cinnamon, offering a unique flavor profile that’s both refreshing and comforting.

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Why you'll love this recipe

You’ll love this recipe because it transforms simple, wholesome ingredients into a delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your health goals. The natural sweetness of the bananas and dates means there’s no need for added sugar, while the oats provide fiber and a satisfying texture. The lemon zest adds a bright, citrusy note that pairs beautifully with the warmth of the cinnamon. Plus, the rich dark chocolate filling adds a touch of indulgence, making this cake the perfect balance of healthy and delicious.

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Perfect opportunity

This Banana Lemon Cinnamon Cake is perfect for any occasion, whether you're looking for a healthy snack, a breakfast option, or a dessert to share with friends and family. It's especially great for those who are health conscious but still want to enjoy a sweet treat. Serve it at brunch, pack it as a nutritious snack for work or school, or enjoy it as a post-workout treat. This versatile cake is sure to be a hit wherever you take it.

Decorating Tips

Make your shaped cake visually appealing with these decorating tips:

  1. Lemon zest garnish: Sprinkle additional lemon zest on top of the cake for a pop of color and extra citrus flavor.
  2. Sprinkle of cinnamon: Lightly sprinkle the top with cinnamon for a warm, inviting look.
  3. Chocolate net: Melt additional dark chocolate and drizzle it on top for an elegant finish.
  4. Fruit filling: Add fresh banana or lemon slices for a decorative and tasty garnish.
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Ingredients:

  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 pitted and chopped dates (natural sweetener)
  • 50g oat flour
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Cinnamon to taste (use generously)
  • 7-8g baking powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C.
  2. In a bowl, mash the bananas until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs and chopped dates to the bananas, mixing well.
  4. Stir in oat flour, lemon zest, cinnamon and baking powder until well combined.
  5. Pour the batter into a baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. For the topping, melt 3 ounces of 85% dark chocolate and spread evenly over the cooled cake.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy banana, lemon and cinnamon cake!

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