Toaster Oven Banana Cake - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Lower Carb
Serves: 9 to 16 pieces
  • 3 cups almond flour (also called almond meal)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups mashed bananas (make sure they're very ripe)
  • 6 Tablespoons ghee melted, also known as clarified butter (see Note), may substitute coconut oil
  • 1/2-1 cup sweetener: honey, xylitol, or erythritol (start with the smaller amount and adjust to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup currants (optional)
  1. If using a conventional oven, preheat it to 350°, or make sure a 9"x9" pan fits in your toaster oven.
  2. Grease a 9"x9" baking pan with ghee or coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl add almond flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir to combine well. A large spatula works well for all the stirring.
  4. Add eggs, bananas, ghee or oil, 1/2 cup of sweetener, vanilla, and currants if using. Combine well. Bananas vary in sweetness so taste a bit of batter and add more sweetener as required.
  5. Turn batter into baking pan and smooth top.
  6. Put in oven or toaster oven. Bake for 35-45 minutes until cake starts to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Toaster oven notes:
  8. • The cake will most likely start to burn on the top after about 15 minutes of cooking. Watch carefully and when the top is nicely brown place a square of tinfoil lightly on top of the cake until cake is finished baking.
  9. • Toaster oven temperatures are not very accurate nor is the heat even. So the cooking time may vary a lot. Keep your eye on it
  10. Cake may be eaten at room temperature or hot out of the oven. Keeps covered in the refrigerator for about 5 days (assuming it lasts that long!)
  11. Note:
  12. Ghee: Ghee is clarified butter, meaning that the protein and sugars have been removed. So even though ghee is a dairy product, people with dairy intolerance can generally eat it because it does not contain casein (a type of milk protein) and lactose (milk sugar) which some people find difficult to digest. It can be bought in jars. I prefer the taste of homemade. It's easy to do and I'm planning on explaining how in a future post.
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