Satisfy your sweet tooth without guilt: Impress everyone with this no‑bake healthy banana cake
More often than not, sweets are synonymous with many calories. However, that doesn't always have to be the case. You can whip up a healthy and light dessert without trouble - all it takes is combining the right ingredients.
A brilliant example of such a dessert is a no-bake banana cake. Packed with more than just the yellow fruit known for its huge health benefits, this recipe also features dark chocolate, oat flakes, nuts, and cocoa. Plus, the aesthetics of serving such a dessert are attractive to behold. It doesn't get any better than this!
Prepare this ingenious no-bake cake for any occasion and it's sure to steal the show every single time
- 3 bananas
- 1 oz of cocoa
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 9 oz of oat flakes
- 7 oz of melted dark chocolate
- 1.5-2 oz of peanuts for sprinkling
Step 1. Begin by preparing the bananas. First, peel them then blend them into a smooth mass in a bowl. Afterward, add the cinnamon and cocoa.
Mix the ingredients using a kitchen spatula.
Step 2. Next, pour the oat flakes into a hot frying pan and heat them for a few minutes. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
After a few minutes, transfer the toasted flakes to the banana mixture and stir everything together until well-combined.
Step 3. Get a large plate and a round cake ring ready on the counter. Mould half of the mixture into the base of the cake in the ring. Then, add a layer of banana slices on top.
But it doesn't stop there. It's time to add the third component - another layer of the banana-oat mixture.
Step 4. Time for the stove again. Now, roast the peanuts in the hot frying pan until they turn a slight golden color.
Step 5. Back to the cake, prepare a melted dark chocolate glaze in a double boiler. Pour it over the cake, spreading evenly. Sprinkle the toasted peanuts as decoration.
Finally, chill the cake in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Step 6. All done! Enjoy your meal!