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Banana and Walnut Cake

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Banana and walnut cake slice on a ceramic plate

Banana and Walnut Cake

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Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • 200 g spelt (or any other) flour
  • 100 g raisins
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
  • 120 ml sunflower oil (it is a neutral one. You can use olive oil, but that may come with an intense flavour)
  • 150 ml agave syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 50 g walnuts (plus 4-5 halves for decoration)



Preheat your oven to 180C and cover a loaf tin with a parchment paper


Put the raisins into a small pan, covr with water and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and set asde


Sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and soda bicarbonate in a large bowl and mix together


In a jug mix the sunflower oil, agave syrup and eggs until combined


Mash the bananas and blitz them with the liquid ingredients from above


Pour the wet ingredients from the jug into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until smooth


Drain the raisins and stirr in along the crushed walnuts


Pour the mixture into the tin covered with parchment paper,decorate the top with the walnut halves


Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife blade or a toothpick comes out nearly clean


Leave to cool 10-15 minutes, then turn out into the wire rack to cool

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