Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Paleo Banana Upside-down cake

I am always looking for new uses for old brown bananas. Here is yet another tasty dessert. I used maple in my cake, but I'm sure honey would be great too. Hope you and your family like this quick and yummy cake.

Paleo Banana Upside-down Cake

1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup ghee
2-3 large ripe bananas, peeled and sliced to 1/4-1/2 inch thickness
1 cup almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup ghee
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp apple juice or water
3 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. In small sauce pan mix ghee and maple syrup, and stir over low heat. Remove from heat after ghee is melted and well combined with syrup. Pour mixture into a greased 8 inch cake pan (round or square). Arrange bananas in the cake pan. In large bowl mix almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda. Add ghee, syrup, apple juice, eggs and vanilla. Mix until lumps are just broken up. Pour batter into cake pan, spread gently over bananas. Bake for 30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then use a knife to loosen from the sides of the pan. Flip on to a plate. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Ghee is clarified butter. All of the lactose is removed and only the healthy (provided its pasture raised) oils remain. You can easily sub coconut oil, but the flavor may be slightly different.

  2. I made this last night. It got rave reviews from the family (and they are not paleo, and not quick to give compliments if something isn't good) granted we don't have sweets often so any time we get treats, it is a big deal. I just used one banana. It was plenty sweet. Could probably cut down on the maple syrup a bit if you wanted, but hey it's a dessert :) Overall really good. Moist and delicious. I made butter pecan ice cream using coconut milk to go on top. YUM.

  3. So glad that you enjoyed the dessert! And that ice cream sounds like a perfect add on!