Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread Cake (Gluten & Soy Free)

Ahhh, Saturday morning.  (Or if you’re still on your computer on Friday night, you’re ahead of the game.)  How are things going so far today?  We are off for a 4 mile run as a family.  Well, Scott and I are running and Skylar is getting pushed in her stroller and then later today we’re going to the neighborhood block party that I mentioned before.  What are you up to today?

Thanks for the props on the little Vegan Banana Nut Muffins I made…so easy and good.  I hope you can put that recipe to good use!  Sounds like some of you were going to find homes for your overripe bananas pronto using this little diddy so that’s always awesome when I hear that in the comments!

And I also appreciated all the comments about what format of blogs you enjoy reading.  I was not as articulate as I had hoped when I posed the question because judging from the myriad of people telling me I don’t need to make changes to my blog, well lucky for both of us, I wasn’t planning on making any changes.  I have my groove and it works for me and I am soooo glad it’s working for you, too!  haha

Instead, I just wanted to know what you enjoy in other people’s blogs.  I know we all have our favorites and I was just trying to pick your brain about what makes something a favorite vs. just another blog.   For me, it’s the person’s personality, great food pics, original recipes, and no word verification on the comment form which will make me comment more when I go back to that blog.  And if you’re hot, you get extra vegan brownie points and I’ll come back more, too.  Kidding! 

But moving right along to the Banana Recipe du Jour!  You may also remember me saying we had 8 Really Ripe Bananas that needed immediate use?  Well, hope you’re not sick of banana creations this week (i.e. the banana bread loaf and the banana muffins) because today I made a Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread Cake.

You may recall that when I made the Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread Loaf (Gluten/Soy-Free) that although it tasted and looked (I am not humble my friends) absolutely awesome, I felt that maybe it would be even better as a cake?

So, what did I do?  I turned Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread Loaf into Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Cake.  Of course, it’s still Gluten and Soy Free with no added oil.



Averie’s Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread Cake (Gluten & Soy Free)
3/4 c Oats (that I ground into oat flour)
1 c Almond Flour (or 1 c almonds that you grind)
3 Large Ripe Bananas (Optional: reserve approx 12 little slices for garnishing your cake)
1 Peeled & Cored Apple (Large)
1/2 c White Sugar
1/2 c Brown Sugar
Dash Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Blackstrap Molasses

In the VitaCakeMaker there’s the 3/4 C of oats that I just ground.   And the Almond Flour. 

And then just dump everything else on top.  Bananas, sugar, vanilla, molasses, baking soda and blend.  I have been asked why I do this recipe in the Vita?   
Because I don’t own a stand mixer or food processor.  Vita or nothing kids, so clearly, this is my beast for the job.

Blend til Smooth

Dollop in 1 c (or more!) of Peanut Butter

Blend again, pour into 9 x 13 pan (or you can use a 9 x 5 loaf pan like I did before).  Garnish with cute banana slices that you reserved.

Get ready to bake at 325F Convection for 27 minutesClearly, this is not an exact science.  Depending on what you’re working with in terms of batter moisture, oven temp, size of pan, you name it, I’d be prepared to roll with anything from 22 minutes to 38 minutes, just guessing though.

Take it out and marvel at your Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan, No Additional Oil Used, Tastes Awesome, Cake.

Let it cool a bit and dig in!  Even though I hate this word as does Erica, it’s a really Moist cake!  Understatement.  It’s dripping wet.  (So much TWSS potential that I will just move on now…)

I know you probably think I’m gonna turn into one big banana from all the banana action ’round here, but I have been eating my veggies.  Greens, cauli, tomatoes, B.S., all dressed with OJ, agave, and cracky blacky.

And I also dehydrated a tomato to see if I could duplicate store bought sundrieds.  The result? Better than store boughts, by a long shot.  If you do have a Magic Box and you’re reading this, I sliced the tomatoes about 1/8th of an inch thick, so thin but not paper thin.  And I also applied a touch of my kale chip coating in all it’s noochey glory.  These were my results after 7 long hours in the Box.

Dessert?  I’m still rocking out with the Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowball action.

VeganMofo in the house today.
   

….And Moving Right Along, Yoga Today is Navasana (Boat Pose)

Tip of the Day:  Glo Bars Anyone?  Check out this Give Away!

Sarah’s Campbell’s Give Away Action!

Are there any kind of food (or beverage) treats or splurges that you allow yourself on the weekend that you don’t during the week?  Mine would definitely be an extra cup of coffee while leisurely reading blogs while my husband watches Skylar and so I can just veg out with my java and my GoogleReader.  That’s my little treat.  What’s yours?

Or here’s a better question, is there any drama, gossip, or dirt that went down this week you wanna vent about?  I’d love to hear all about it….fill me in!

Stay Tuned For a Huge Highlights of the Week Post plus a new Kale Chip Recipe…

49 comments on “Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread Cake (Gluten & Soy Free)”

  1. i want to crawl in your mind and see how you think of all these fabulous recipes.
    again. brilliant
    what about raw pumpkin spice cookies? hmmm.

  2. Tomorrow I am definitely opening a can of pumpkin! You have inspired me.

    Speaking of inspirational, that is one insane yoga pose!

  3. Everything looks so great! :)

    We don't celebrate halloween over here so there's nothing like that.

  4. Will you move to Saudi Arabia and become my very awesome and inspirational raw chef? And yoga teacher? PLEASE!?!?! Those pumpkin spice balls sound AMAZING! I have to leave the country to get flaxseeds because they do not exist here and the man at the grocery store kept bringing me pieces of paper instead, so anyway, once I make a daytrip over to Bahrain and restock on the little beauties I will be making these FOR SURE!

  5. That is probably my favorite yoga pose!! I don't think I ever knew its name though, haha. I really need to find a good yoga studio down here, I'm getting rusty, I can feel it.

  6. Oh my gosh! I have all the ingredients!!! I know what I will be making today :)

  7. OK! I've officially found my dish to pass recipe! I mean seriously, what is a halloween party without donuts?

    "Ooooo who brought these amazing raw pumpkin donut holes? And these chocolate ones are good too!"

    "It was that Alison chick – she's so creative and such a fabulous cook. I just love her."

    Thanks in advance for all the amazing compliments I'm gonna get on Friday. ;)

  8. I'm so excited you posted these. I didn't go back through and look for a recipe but have wanted to try since seeing them on Gina's blog! Thanks.

  9. Greasy ball syndrome is the worst ;)
    I didn't think it was possible that you would come up with yet another amazing donut hole variation, but you did, and now I want it badly. Now.

  10. Im stoked for the silly and roasty post!!

    Pumpkin spice donut holes=amazing, as usual. Where do you get your ideas btw? Do you have a cookbook that you tweak? Or is everything Ms. Averie copyrighted??? Im so impressed.. you really need to open a bakery.

    The rest of my week should be fun.. Halloween festivities at school THEN I have a personal day on Friday soo Im super stoked.

    Have a lovely hump day :)

  11. Mmmm. Love the pumpkin spice donut holes. I want to rawify that pumpkin cheesecake cupcake featured on the Mofo Roundup.

  12. You had me at donut holes!! YUMMM!!!

  13. Opening a can orf organic pumpkin in your honor today…thanks AGAIN for the inspiration, Ms Averie.

    I love your dessert recipes — you offer so many yummy varieties of balls! (ahem)

  14. I would head out for halloween with a pillow case…it holds more candy! And I was an organizer too. Funny, my hubs is as well so when we gt home with the kids, he and I are organizing their candy, they are just eating it! :)

    And referring to your comment on my post. I am glad that I may have helped with your decision re homeschooling. I think it is great if you can do that (I am not sure I have the patience) and whatever you choose will be awesome. I do have to say, all of my other encounters with the school so far has been great so I am hoping that my one negative experience is limited to this substitute teacher.

    Kids really should come with an instruction booklet so I can make sure I am not screwing them up too much! :)

  15. Oh man, I loved organizing my candy too (and stickers, and beads, and dolls, and you get the idea…. type A right here) and then getting to trade w/ my brother/friends, that was the best part for sure. It was like sort sort sort and then let's make a deal

  16. I guess it's time to put down the macaroons and give donut holes a try.

    sheez!

    you're Killing me!

    so once a long time ago my mom had me dress up as a scare crow and spook our trick or treaters and a neighborhood kid didn't believe it was me and so he punched me in the stomach to prove it.

    oops…14 yo kids can HIT HARD!

  17. Wow.

    All I can say, Averie, is that you're RAWsome!!!!!

  18. Those are perfect Averie! I have all of the ingredients : )

    No plans for the weekend. No Halloween here but I don't mind. I never did get into it. I have big plans to go to the co-op though! Yippee!!! Chocolate here I come!!!

  19. please tell me you are handing out those donut holes for trick o' treaters.. If so I may have to take a detour to your house :)

    happy hump day angel!

  20. That is so neat! Thanks for inspiring me.

  21. I feel like I say this every time but I really DO need to try some of your recipes out. They look fantastic!!

    That Chex Mix stuff I used to DOWN by the bag full! Way too good to be true!

    I did the same thing you did when I was a kid. I'd run through all the neighborhoods I could, come home and take inventory, give away some of the icky ones and then feast!

  22. Averie!!!!
    You are so cute!! That yoga pose is AWESOME!!

    All of your food looks sooo good! Love the broccoli salad, and that vegan chex mix sounds so fabulous!!! I also think your cookie dough donut holes look amazing!!

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!! You are so sweet and have such a beautiful way with words!!

    Hugs,
    GC

  23. I neeed to make these doughnut holes but I KNOW myself and I will consume them in ridiculously large amounts and end up eating the whole batch! The pumpkin ones most definitely have my name written all over them!

  24. Yum! Looks greats. I'm enjoying your blog because I love veggies and I love yoga!

  25. Yum yum yum! Everything looks great. First time reader here, looks like I have a lot of wonderful stuff to catch up on.

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