Banana and nut flour cakes

How often are you searching pinterest for something different to do with those overripe bananas? I think you may have found one worth trying in this recipe using coconut flour.

I have tweeked a recipe from Amber Rose in her delicious book Love, Bake, Nourish. I have been given or bought a few new cook books in the past few months, and while some have been exciting for 5 minutes, this one works and is delicious. Her use of alternative flours and sugar alternatives is a constant throughout the book. I made mine in the Thermomix and baked it in the aga but you can easily make and bake conventionally.

banana, nut flour cake

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Banana & Nut Flour cake


  • 150g unsalted butter, melted ( 50° sp 3)
  • 70g coconut flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 120g runny honey
  • 3 small, 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ( if liked)

How to..

Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C, baking oven aga (or roasting oven with cold shelf)

Prepare cake pan(s) of your choice- an 8″ cake pan or 8 individual, or muffin cases would work well

Mix all the ingredients, except bananas to combine well in the Thermomix , sp 3/4 (or food processor or stand mixer).

Add the mashed bananas but don't over process.

Tip into your prepared tin(s) and bake until skewer comes out clean. 30 minutes for an 8″ cake or 20 minutes for individual.

I baked these in heart shaped tins because it is February 10!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    I will definitely be trying this one. I almost bought her book but after a quick review, thought some of the ingredients were a little too different. Perhaps I’ll take another peek.

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    1. vannillarock says:

      I was given this for Christmas by my girls , and have brought it back to guernsey to play with it a bit more. Always a struggle when you are up against the 20kg limit- hard back books tend to be ‘the straw ….!’ I do like her use of alternative flours and most of them are widely available now. I’m surprised to admit that Walmart has an amazing selection!


      1. Ingrid says:

        Yes, amazing a lot of these unusual ingredients can now be found at Walmart. I understand that weight issue which is why I need to be selective on the books I stock in the RV – weight & space.

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  2. These are so great! Could not relate more to using up bananas…. 😀

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    1. vannillarock says:

      Thank you for stopping by!


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