The first time I tried vegan baked goods, I was sold. There is nothing like’em. I have my dietitian friend, Estela, to thank for not only this recipe, but for the first vegan baked good recipe I ever tried — Vegan Fig Muffins on January 24th, 2010.
Memorable day, obviously. I’ve made many vegan baked goods since, and each one seems to be better than the next. 😉
The original recipe called this a “snack cake”. And if I could limit myself to a smaller portion, it would be a great snack option. I opt for a larger piece and make it into a meal. I mean, who doesn’t want cake for breakfast?
Vegan Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cake as seen on Weekly Bite
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
4 over-ripe bananas
1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat over to 325 degrees.
Spray and 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together to sift. In a separate bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients except the bananas. Combine wet with dry ingredients. Mix with electric mixer. Slowly work in bananas. Blend just until combined. Fold in the blueberries.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. After an hour do the toothpick test to check for doneness. If toothpick comes out wet, bake for additional 15 minutes until done. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 306 calories; 12.9 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 331 mg. sodium; 46 g. carbohydrate; 4.7 g. fiber; 0.6 g. protein
Result: Moist, crumbly, sweet…but breakfast-appropriate, and very importantly, soooo good! This is like a light banana bread in cake form. I love the fiber content and the fact that the cake is whole wheat and contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat from the canola oil. I enjoy pairing this with a serving of low-fat Greek yogurt or cottage cheese as a serving of protein which makes for a filling, delicious 400-ish calorie meal that is diabetic-friendly. Enjoy!
Last night’s group was amazing! I left feeling so high on life my workout was no sweat. Not literally, but figuratively 😉
Question: Have you ever tried a vegan baked good?
Happy Hump Day!