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I am always looking for ways to make gluten-free cakes and desserts using different kinds of flours. When I was contacted by Pereg Natural Foods and asked to try a few of their products I jumped at the chance. One of the flours I was sent was the multi-purpose Banana Flour made from ripe, peeled bananas. The flour is gluten-free, GMO-Free, Vegan, and Kosher.
On the back of the package, there was a recipe for Chocolate Banana Flour Cake that sounded really good to me so I decided to give it a go to see just how this banana flour performed. Here’s what you need and any substitutions I made.
- 1½ cups Pereg Banana Flour BUY
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 tablespoons baking cocoa
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup milk (or dairy free)
- ½ cup strong coffee cooled (can be decaf)
- ¾ cup melted coconut oil, (I used olive oil)
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips (optional) I added in a few chunks of chocolate at the end.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan (8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾) and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together banana flour, baking powder, cocoa, sugar and cinnamon.
In a separate large bowl, whisk together milk, coffee, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips if using.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let can cool in pan for 10 minutes and then finish cooling on a wire rack.
I really like how the cake came out, the texture feels kind of like a cross between bread and cake. You don’t really taste the banana at all but you can smell it if that makes sense. I am not a huge banana (taste, don’t mind the smell) fan, so this is a good thing for me.
Check out all of the flours Pereg offers:
- Banana Flour
- Plantain Flour
- Almond Flour
- Buckwheat Flour
- Chickpea Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Quinoa – Flour
- Teff Flour
- Farro – Gluten Flour
I am looking forward to trying them all. Head to Pereg to see the full line of products, they offer so many awesome products like Teff, Quinoa, quinoa pasta, rice, couscous, bread crumbs, quinoa flakes, spices, farro and more!
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