Banana Cake with Date Frosting (2 kinds of Easy Vegan Date Frostings!)

makes 9 large servings
This quick cake is easy, tasty and has no processed fats!

banana cake

3 ripe bananas, smashed in a bowl with a fork

3/4 cup brown sugar (or succanat, cane crystals..)

1 cup non dairy vanilla milk of choice

2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or flour of choice

1/4 cup rolled oats

2 Tbls. golden flax seeds, ground (use coffee grinder)

1 Tbls. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8 inch or 9 inch square baking pan coconut oil or oil spray. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl and stir. In a smaller bowl combine the dry ingredients, except the walnuts. Add dry to the wet ingredients, mix until just combined. Add the nuts, pour into the pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a knife in center comes out clean.

 

 Date Maple Frosting

Soft and creamy, and great for dipping your apples with!

banana cake with date frosting

20 whole dates, pits removed (soaked and drained)

1/2 cup silk creamer (any flavor)

2 TBls. pure maple syrup

3 TBls. all natural nut butter of choice

2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

Soak dates in HOT water for 10 minutes. Drain well. In a food processor, process all ingredients until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of workbowl periodically. Frost banana cake as needed and store in refrigerator for up to one week.

Fruity Date Frosting

10 whole dates, pits removed (soaked and drained)

1/4 cup orange juice or apple juice concentrate

1 Tbls. agave

1 Tbls. simply fruit apricot preserves.

 

Make as noted above. Double recipe to frost the banana cake.

 

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