Amy Lippert, NTP
Paleo Banana Bundt Cake
This sweet and luscious gluten-free banana bundt cake features a tender and delicate crumb and rich dark chocolate that melts in your mouth. This delicious banana bundt cake is made with only whole food ingredients, so you can have your cake and eat it too!
Whether you're looking for something sweet to make for your family or to share at a party or gathering, this moist and flavorful Paleo banana bundt cake is exactly what you're looking for! This cake is so good that my husband didn't even realize that it is a Paleo cake until after he told me how wonderful it is and I let him in on the secret. I promise you will love this easy and scrumptious bundt cake as much as we do!
Why Bananas are So Good For You!
Bananas originated in Southeast Asia and are grown in tropical climates around the world. Banana plants aren't actually trees but are part of the Musa family of plants that also contains plantains. The bananas that we know and love to eat and bake with are Cavendish bananas while plantains are a cooking variety that are starchier and less sweet.
Bananas are full of nutrients and fiber making them a great part of a whole food diet providing a great source of low-glycemic carbohydrates to keep you going!
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Converts carbohydrates to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which supports energy production .
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): support healthy blood fat levels and blood sugars
Vitamin B9 (Folate): Essential vitamin that supports healthy metabolism, and is key in breaking down homocysteine, and amino acid that is harmful in high concentrations .
Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant that neutralized free radicals and reduces oxidative stress.
Copper: Essential in the production of red blood cells.
Magnesium: A mineral that is essential in healthy metabolism, nervous system regulation, detoxification, and blood sugar regulation.
Potassium: let's talk about potassium...
One medium banana has about 10% of your daily recommended value in potassium. Potassium plays a key role in may bodily processes and functions, so let's dive into this a little.
Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in your body and functions like an electrolyte (positively charged) once consumed. Electrolytes are important in their role in healthy nerve conduction and muscle contractions.
Potassium also plays a role in your body's hydration and cellular fluid balance, with sodium being the counter balance. By getting enough potassium in your diet you are supporting all the cells in your body and your overall electrolyte balance.
Studies have shown that a potassium rich diet may help support healthy blood pressure, a heart health, and may even help prevent osteoporosis .
There are more benefits to eating bananas, they are full of fiber to support a healthy and optimized digestive tract! They contain both soluble and insoluble fiber:
Insoluble fiber: Works to keep things moving along and helps with toxin and waste elimination.
Soluble fiber : Soluble fiber works to support a healthy microbiome and supports healthy blood sugar regulation.
Resistant Starch: This is a long chain of glucose molecules that is found in starchy produce such as green bananas and potatoes. Resistant starch is beneficial for many reasons:
It feeds the beneficial bacteria in your microbiome
Increases the production of butyrate which improves digestion
Supports blood sugar regulation
So grab some bananas and let's get cooking!
Paleo Banana Bundt Cake Ingredients
Paleo Banana Bundt Cake
2 Medium Bananas (approx. 1 cup mashed)
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tsp ACV
¾ cup Brown Coconut Sugar
¼ cup Unsweetened Coconut Manna, melted
¼ cup Plant Milk
4 oz Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt
1 ½ cups Fine Almond Flour
½ cup Coconut Flour
1 cup Arrowroot Starch
1.5 tsp Pure Baking Soda
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Fine Real Salt
1 tsp Grass-Fed Ghee or Unrefined Coconut Oil*
*Use to grease the bundt pan
Paleo Chocolate Glaze
3/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips or Hu Chocolate Gems
¼ cup Unsweetened Coconut Manna
How to Make Paleo Banana Bundt Cake
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Convection (350 Conventional) and grease the bundt pan and set it aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and stir with a fork or whisk to mix well.
3. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork then whisk in the eggs and coconut sugar until combined.
4. Whisk in the coconut manna, plant milk, vanilla and ACV, mix well.
5. Transfer the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and whisk until well combined.
6. Pour the batter into to the bundt pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
7. Cool completely on a wire rack in the bundt pan before flipping onto a plate and adding the glaze.
8. For the glaze, add the chocolate and coconut manna to a small bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted (usually takes about 2-minutes). Drizzle the glaze over the cooled banana bundt cake.
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Q: What is the best way to store a Paleo bundt cake and how long will it keep?
A: Store your leftover bundt cake in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2-days. If you prefer to keep it in the fridge, it will keep up to 5-7 days.
Q: Can you freeze a Paleo banana bundt cake? A: Yes, when I freeze things like this bundt cake, I like to tightly wrap it in saran wrap and then aluminum foil. It will keep for about a month.
Q: What is the best substitute for the coconut manna in this bundt cake recipe?
A: You can substitute the coconut manna for almond butter, cashew butter, tahini, or sunflower butter.
I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. - Amy
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