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Healthy Banana Cake

Sliced banana coconut cake on a grey dessert plate.

5 from 11 reviews

Let your taste buds relax and enjoy this healthy banana cake. It is made with no sugar added, being naturally sweet due to ripe bananas. Added coconut intensifies the sweetness of bananas. And it takes 40 minutes from start to finish to make this banana coconut cake!


  • 1 egg
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons (100 g) Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons (20 g) sour cream
  • 3.5 oz. (100 g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons (12 g) sunflower oil
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (70 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (25 g) potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 oz. (30 g) shredded coconut

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  1. Preheat the oven to 338 degrees F/170 degrees C.
  2. To make the cake batter, in a bowl, place the egg, yogurt, sour cream, applesauce, oil, and mashed banana, and mix. Add the sifted dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and starch) and combine them. Add salt and half of the shredded coconut.
  3. Butter and flour a 9-inch/23 cm pie pan. Pour three fourth of the preparation into the mold and arrange banana slices on top. Pour the rest of the batter on top of the bananas. Sprinkle with the rest of the shredded coconut and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and serve immediately.


  1. Use a ripe banana to make it mashed: the riper the banana, the sweeter it is.
  2. Make applesauce yourself or use store-bought unsweetened applesauce.
  3. Store the cake in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.


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