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banana bread with chocolate cake heart

Banana Bread with Chocolate Cake Heart

Surprise your partner or best friends with this delicious & healthy banana bread with a chocolate cake heart inside for Valentine's Day.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs

Ingredients
  

For the Chocolate Cake Heart

  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup glutenfree oat flour (64 g)
  • 2 tbsp plant based milk
  • 1/2 cup egg whites (125 ml)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (60 ml)

For the Banana Bread

  • 1 3/4 cups glutenfree oat flour (224 g)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural coconut yoghurt (64 g)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (125 ml)
  • 2/3 cup egg whites (160 ml)
  • 1/2 cup plant based milk (125 ml)
  • 1 pck. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • walnuts (optional)

Instructions
 

Chocolate Cake Heart

  • Preheat oven to 325°F/170°C.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Pour the batter in a baking dish or on a baking tray and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool entirely. You can also put it in the fridge to accelerate the process.
  • Take a heart shaped cookie-cutter and cut out hearts.
  • If you have leftover batter, simply take it and squeeze it inside of the cooking cutter to get additional hearts.

Banana Bread

  • Mix all ingredients besides the walnuts together using a hand mixer or food processor (I used my KitchenAid). Make sure to smash the banana beforehand if they are not entirely ripe yet to get a smoother batter.
  • Fold the walnuts inside the batter.
  • Grease a non-stick baking dish with some coconut oil or butter. Pour a little bit of the banana bread batter inside.
  • Take the Chocolate Cake Hearts and carefully stack them upright inside the baking dish.
  • Then pour the remaining batter on top of the hearts to cover.
  • Top with walnuts.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Tastes especially delicious while still warm and topped with almond or peanut butter. Enjoy!