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10 Healthy Banana Cake Recipes That’ll Make You Drool

Ah yes, one of the many upsides to flexible dieting: having your (banana) cake and eating it too.

That’s right.

You can include cake in your meal plan and still lose fat and gain muscle with ease, and especially when you have banana cake recipes like these.

As you’ll see, they’re not only delicious, but they’re also “healthy” too, loaded with fiber and nutrients like potassium, manganese, and copper.

So, how does a Flourless Banana Breakfast Cake sound?

Want a delicious, nutritious dessert that will impress any guest? Try the Banana Upside-Down Cake.

Looking for something with a little more protein? Don’t miss the Banana, Almond & Whey Protein Cake.

Enjoy!

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Flourless Protein Chocolate Banana Cake

Serves 2

This isn’t your typical cake. It’s flourless, using chocolate or vanilla whey protein powder as the base. If you want to eat a cake warm out of the oven – guilt-free – this is the one you’ll want to bake.

What really makes it is the crushed cardamom mixed into the banana cake batter. And it’s even better if you add this creamy coffee-flavored filling.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

285

Calories

22 g

Protein

21 g

Carbs

15 g

Fat

Ingredients

Cake:

1 ripe banana

1 large egg

1 scoops WHEY+ chocolate protein isolate (or vanilla)

1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

2 cardamom pods, crushed

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or almonds)

Filling:

2 Tbsp. nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese (or yogurt)

1/2 tsp. instant coffee

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Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Serves 8

This banana cake is healthy enough to have for breakfast. And yet it’s still an impressive layer cake that you can serve to guests.

Then again, if you don’t have guests, you can just bake it in a square pan, slather on the frosting, and cut squares to the serving size you want – no fancy decorating required.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

280

Calories

20 g

Protein

46 g

Carbs

4 g

Fat

Ingredients

Cake:

1 cup sweet white sorghum flour

3/4 cup brown rice flour

1/2 cup vanilla sugar (or granulated sugar of choice)

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 Tbsp. baking powder

2 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. apple pie spice

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 cup egg whites

1 Tbsp. vanilla paste

2 tsp. stevia extract

2 tsp. natural butter flavor

1 cup mashed banana

1 Tbsp. white vinegar

Frosting:

1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 1/4 cups peanut flour

1/2 tsp. stevia extract

6 Tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk

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Banana, Almond & Whey Protein Cake

Serves 8

Healthy banana cake with just six ingredients? Not only is it possible, but you can use one of your favorites: WHEY+ protein isolate.

Mix it together with almond meal and mashed bananas, and then you just need baking staples like vanilla, baking powder, and honey or your favorite sweetener.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

115

Calories

7 g

Protein

18 g

Carbs

3 g

Fat

Ingredients

4 medium bananas

1 cup almond meal

3 scoops WHEY+ unflavored protein isolate

1 Tbsp. pure honey

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

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Low-Fat Banana Mug Cake

Serves 1

When you’re craving dessert and don’t want to overdo it, bake this healthy banana cake for one. You can prepare it in a rush by using a mug and the microwave.

Or bake it in the oven, which is still fairly fast. Since it’s a single-serving cake, it’ll be finished in about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

93

Calories

3 g

Protein

21 g

Carbs

1 g

Fat

Ingredients

Banana Cake:

3 Tbsp. spelt flour (or all-purpose flour)

1/4 tsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

Pinch of stevia (or 2 tsp. sugar)

5 tsp. water

1 Tbsp. overripe mashed banana

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Topping:

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 tsp. granulated xylitol

2 tsp. overripe mashed banana

Dash of salt

1 tsp. buttery spread

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Coconut Banana Cake with Creamy Honey Frosting

Serves 12

This fluffy cake is topped with a simple cream cheese frosting. Just whip together honey, cream cheese, and either powdered sugar or a scoop of WHEY+ protein powder.

And if you don’t want to learn how to neatly decorate the whole cake, just pipe the frosting on top in dollops like this. It’ll save you time while still being presentable for a party.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

294

Calories

4 g

Protein

40 g

Carbs

14 g

Fat

Ingredients

Cake:

1 1/2 cups oat flour (or all-purpose flour)

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 large eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large bananas, mashed

1/2 cup shredded coconut

Frosting:

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese

4 Tbsp. pure honey

1/4 cup powdered sugar

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Flourless Banana Breakfast Cake

Serves 4

By using oat flour instead of whole wheat, you can make a gluten-free cake that’s similar to the original. And this healthy recipe is adaptable to fit your diet plan.

Make it vegan by using a flax egg, or choose your favorite granulated sweetener like low-calorie monk fruit. The Big Man’s World blog also has an alternative ingredients list if you want to make a grain-free banana cake.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

403

Calories

13 g

Protein

66 g

Carbs

17 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups gluten-free rolled oats, ground

1/2 cup granulated monk fruit sweetener (or sweetener of choice)

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

2 bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 large egg (or flax egg)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

6 Tbsp. cashew butter, melted

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PB & Banana Protein Cupcakes

Serves 6

These healthy cupcakes have bold flavor, so nobody will suspect they’re hiding nutritious ingredients. Start with a moist banana-flavored cake made with a mix of oat flour, almond, and whey protein powder.

Then mix up a low-fat cream cheese frosting. It includes PB2 for everything you love about peanut butter minus the fat.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

176

Calories

9 g

Protein

19 g

Carbs

8 g

Fat

Ingredients

Banana Cupcakes:

1 medium banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)

2 Tbsp. peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)

2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce

1 large egg

1 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

2 Tbsp. oat flour

2 Tbsp. almond flour

2 Tbsp. coconut sugar

1/4 tsp. baking powder

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese

2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

1/4 cup peanut flour

Pinch of salt

1 Tbsp. milk

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Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Serves 16

This low-fat cake has so much flavor you’d never guess it’s healthy. And even though it tastes as good as a standard cake recipe, it won’t feel like a heavy dessert in your stomach.

This one replaces the butter or oil with mashed bananas and Greek yogurt. Even the cream cheese frosting is lightened up by blending in yogurt, so each slice of this cake has just 4 grams of fat.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

154

Calories

4 g

Protein

25 g

Carbs

4 g

Fat

Ingredients

Cake:

2 large eggs

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

6 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 cup quick oats

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup chopped pecans (or chocolate chips)

Frosting:

1/2 box (4 oz.) low-fat cream cheese

2 Tbsp. nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

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Paleo Banana Cake with Maple Frosting

Serves 6

If you’re looking for a gluten-free banana cake to serve at a special occasion, try this paleo recipe.

Rather than filling up on white flour and sugar, you’ll be getting a serving of almonds in each slice. Most of the sweetness comes from the bananas, plus a touch of pure maple syrup in both the batter and frosting.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

352

Calories

9 g

Protein

41 g

Carbs

20 g

Fat

Ingredients

Cake:

1 cup almond flour

1/2 cup arrowroot powder

1/2 cup palm oil shortening

2 1/2 small ripe bananas

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

3 large eggs

5 tsp. ground cinnamon (or more to taste)

2 Tbsp. almond butter

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp. sea salt

Frosting:

1 cup coconut butter

2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp. palm oil shortening

2 tsp. hot water (or more as needed)

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Banana Upside-Down Cake

Serves 10

This dessert is banana cake and then some. Banana slices and walnuts are layered on the bottom of the cake pan, with melted brown sugar and butter poured on top.

That’s the beginning of any upside-down cake so the fresh fruit can caramelize as it bakes. Add your favorite cake batter – this one has bananas, zucchini, and mini chocolate chips – then you just have to wait for it to emerge warm and gooey from the oven.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

304

Calories

4 g

Protein

46 g

Carbs

13 g

Fat

Ingredients

Topping:

3 ripe bananas

2/3 cup brown sugar

4 Tbsp. butter

1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (optional)

Cake:

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2 medium bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

1/3 cup finely grated zucchini (optional)

1 large egg

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 Tbsp. butter, melted

1/3 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

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