163. Banana Pudding Cake (Grain Free, No Sugar Added)


Banana Pudding Cake | Grain Free & No Sugar Added || Ann Ning Learning How

Do you have any old bananas you want to use up?  That’s why I made this.  And I’m calling it Banana Pudding “Cake” to differentiate it from the Nilla Wafer type of Banana Pudding that is really fabulous, but I’m not into at present.  My friend Db makes a wonderful version of this banana pudding. We were assistants together and when there was a lunch or something she’d bring in her crock pot (how she managed it on the Metro, I don’t know) full of the stuff.  Mmmmm!  It was warm and wonderful.  I like this BPC warm out of the oven or cold from the fridge.  The pudding-like texture makes the cold yummy if you can’t wait to microwave it.  This is grain-free and no sugar added.  The bananas are old and (over)ripe so they have plenty of natural sweetness in them.

Banana Pudding Cake

Grain-Free & No Sugar Added

 Preheat oven to 350, Grease a loaf pan, baking time = 45 minutes

 3 old bananas

1 egg

1/8 c PB2 (if you don’t have PB2, try regular PB – I haven’t tried it, but it should be nice)

¼ c Greek yogurt

¼ c almonds – sliced or slivered

1 Tbsp coconut butter

1 tsp baking powder

splash of vanilla

dash of cinnamon

Combine everything in your blender and puree it.  I don’t concern myself with overworking my batter since I generally do not use flour so there is no gluten from the flour to be overworked.  So I pulverize things in my Vitamix because it’s easy and I can clean it 99% of the time myself.  Love it.  That thing was SO worth it, FYI.  But I digress.  Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan – it’s not going to rise much so don’t anticipate traditional banana bread.  Mine was about 1.5 inches tall, and a lovely smooth pudding consistency.  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  Let it cool a little then dig in.  Or you can cool it completely and eat it from the fridge.

Serving suggestion (pictured):  put a few cubes or chunks in a little bowl and put a dollop of Cream Cheese Greek Yogurt “Frosting” on top.  Sprinkle with cacao nibs (I would not be opposed to actual chocolate chips) and enjoy!

Cream Cheese Greek Yogurt “Frosting”

Mix equal parts cream cheese and Greek yogurt.  Add one more spoon of cream cheese, splash of vanilla, dash of cinnamon – mix well and slather it on whatever you just baked.

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3 thoughts on “163. Banana Pudding Cake (Grain Free, No Sugar Added)

  1. Ning, I can’t keep up with you! My list of “need to try” recipes is growing ever longer… 🙂
    Actually not a bad problem to have.

    • Don’t feel silly, my dear – I’m sure many people are wondering. I should explain it outright in a post. PB2 is a peanut butter powder. it has something like 85% of fat and calories removed. You just add water. I gather that it’s a staple among those who make smoothies and exercise a lot. I think you can buy generic powder, but I just get my PB2 from Amazon. xoxo

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