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Monday, September 9, 2013

Recipe: Raw Banana Cake

The Southern In-Law Family have fallen in love with raw treats lately. For years I never made any raw treats (except for the occasional treat for myself) as I thought no one else would like them - but boy oh boy was I wrong!

This Raw Banana Cake is by far our favourite raw treat at the moment. It's drool worthy and it's impossible to eat it without Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm and Yummmmmmmmm-ing. Best of all - it's so ridiculously simple to make - and healthy too. 

It uses just three ingredients so it's ridiculously simple - all you have to do is blend all of the ingredients, stick it in a tin and then put it in the freezer and try to resist the urge to eat it all with a spoon patiently wait until it's solid.

I asked Jesse how I should describe this recipe and he said "Just tell them it's delicious - you can't explain it - you just need to try it" I asked SIL Sister and she said "yum, delicious, like icecream - just really really good". If you asked me, I'd tell you to make this right now. 

Now all I need is a blast chiller so I don't have to wait for it to freeze ;P (but the way is around this is our 3 batches in the fridge right now - you eat some and make some for when that's all gone - genius!) 

Raw Banana Cake makes about 8 slices, easily multiplied
raw, vegan, grain free, gluten free, paleo, sugar free 

2 ripe medium bananas
1 cup dates 
1 cup raw cashews 

Line a baking tin with baking paper or use silicone cupcake cases*
In a food processor, process your cashews until they look like crumbs. 
Add in your dates (if your dates have been in the fridge and are quite hard - just heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute until they soften) and process until finely chopped. 
Add in your bananas, processing until the mix has combined. 
Pour your mixture into your tin/silicone cups and freeze until solid. 
When serving, serve quickly as it will begin to melt! 

*We've found metal tins tend to let the mix freeze solid, whilst silicone cases and tins keep the mixture quite soft. 

But tell me, are you a raw treat fan? 
What's your favourite kind of icecream? 
I'm a chocolate icecream lover, so that's the next recipe I want to come up with!

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  1. Big fan, and looking forward to trying this one! I really really must get a darn food processor!

    1. Have you got a blender - or even a magic bullet? It will work in either of those!

  2. Were your cashews salted? I have heaps of salted cashews, but not sure if they'd make it too salty!

    1. My cashews weren't salted - just raw cashews - but they should be fine! It will bring out the sweetness even more.

  3. I just made these in my mini muffins tin. It made about 18 mini tins :) im on a very strict Paleo diet so these are great at approximately 80 calories per tin :p its hard to keep in mind but this is all natural and no preservatives, good fats and carbs! Awesome recipe! :)

    1. Hi Jennifer, I'm so glad you liked the recipe - they're so delicious!

  4. I made these!=) my mix didn't look as perfect. but tasted deliciously amazing=)

    1. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to add your picture to our reader showcase! xx


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