as the leaves will begin to change colors and the scent of autumn starts to fill the air, there’s nothing quite like indulging in the cozy flavors of the season.
today, we’re bringing you a tasty snacking cake that combines the richness of fudgy cake with the wholesome goodness of plant-based ingredients: Vegan Banana Pumpkin Spice Snacking Cake.
this snacking cake is boasting a fudgy texture that’s both comforting and decadent.
but what sets it apart is that it’s made with ingredients that are not only delicious but also nourishing for your body- it’s a perfect example of how vegan desserts can be both indulgent and health-conscious.
this is a small batch cake and that’s why i made it in a bread loaf pan! you’re more than welcome to double the batch.
the recipe as is makes 6 medium size slices.
the wholesome line-up:
bananas for natural sweetness:
Our star ingredients are ripe bananas, which bring natural sweetness and a dense, moist texture to the cake. Bananas are a fantastic source of potassium and vitamins, making this cake a sweet way to sneak in some extra nutrients.
the power of pumpkin:
adding to the richness of this cake is the magic of pumpkin puree. beyond its earthy flavor, pumpkin is loaded with nutrients like vitamin A, which is excellent for your vision and skin health! it’s also a great source of fiber, aiding in digestion and keeping you feeling full :).
the spice of life:
of course, what’s a fall-inspired treat without a touch of spice? cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves infuse this cake with warmth and depth of flavor! you can make your own pumpkin spice or buy some!
the fudgy factor:
imagine sinking your teeth into a slice of this cake—the fork glides effortlessly through the moist texture, and the flavors melt in your mouth. it’s a fudgy dream come true, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth or sharing with friends over a warm cup of tea.
making it your own:
feel free to get creative with this recipe. top it with chopped nuts, a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, fold in chocolate chips or a drizzle of dairy-free chocolate for an extra layer of indulgence.
baking for the soul:
as you bake this Vegan Banana Pumpkin Spice Snacking Cake, you’re not just creating a delicious treat; you’re crafting moments of warmth and togetherness. the aroma of pumpkin and spices wafting through your kitchen is sure to make everyone’s day a little brighter! :).
so, embrace cozy season, gather your ingredients, and bake up this fusion of indulgence and wholesomeness. share your creations on social media and let us know how you’ve made this recipe your own. i love reposting!!
if you love my Vegan Banana Pumpkin Spice Snacking Cake, then try these other recipes from my blog!
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Vegan Banana Pumpkin Spice Snacking CakeCourse: Breads, Breakfast
1 cup gluten-free oats (We used One Degree Organics)
1/2 cup almond flour
3 medium to large very ripe bananas
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup creamy almond butter (You can use any nut or seed butter of your choice)
1.5 tsp pumpkin spice blend
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp almond or vanilla extract
- Preheat and Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a bread loaf pan and line it with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal.
- Combine the Dry Ingredients: In a food processor, add 1 cup of gluten-free oats and 1/2 cup of almond flour. Pulse until you achieve a fine flour-like consistency. This blend provides a gluten-free and nutrient-rich base for your cake.
- Blend Wet Ingredients: To the oat and almond flour mixture, add 3 medium to large very ripe bananas, 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup of creamy almond butter, 1.5 tsp of pumpkin spice blend, 1 tsp of baking powder, and 1/3 tsp of almond or vanilla extract.
- Blend Until Smooth: Process all the ingredients in the food processor until a thick, velvety batter forms. This may take a minute or two, and you’ll notice the delightful aroma of pumpkin spice filling your kitchen.
- Transfer to the Pan: Pour the cake batter into your prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly. If you desire that extra layer of flavor and crunch, sprinkle some pecans on top or cinnamon sugar.
- Bake to Perfection: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 43 minutes. Keep an eye on it, as baking times can vary slightly depending on your oven.
- Cool for Settling: Once the cake is out of the oven, allow it to cool completely in the pan. This is crucial for the cake to set properly and ensures that it maintains its fudgy, moist texture. It typically takes about 30-45 minutes.
- Enjoy and Store: Once cooled, carefully remove the cake from the pan using the parchment paper overhang. Slice into squares, and you’re ready to enjoy your Vegan Banana Pumpkin Spice Snacking Cake! For optimal freshness, store any leftovers in the fridge.