Are you ready for this?
This recipe is low fat, low sugar, and really, really good for you.
I’ll give you a moment to gather yourself. Â Are you still with me? Â Are you ready to make it? Â Are you chomping at the bit, screaming into your monitor, “What are the ingredients already?!?”
Apples, bananas, flour, sugar, honey, eggs, flour, spices, salt and baking powder. Â That’s it. Â No butter, no oil, no kidding. Â And you wind up with a dense, delicious flavor-filled cake, and you don’t even have to feel guilty about going back for seconds.
So the next time you’re about to melt a stick of butter to make banana bread, put it back in the fridge, and pull out this recipe. Â You’ll be glad you did.
Apple Banana Cake
2 large, very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
Pinch of salt
2 large golden apples, sliced
Additional honey, for drizzling
Arrange the sliced apples on a baking sheet and drizzle honey over them. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until apples are moist and tender. Remove the apples from the oven and lower its heat to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mash bananas and sugar until combined and creamy. Add the honey and eggs and continue to beat until well combined. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and mix until combined.
Grease an 8″ round cake pan, and arrange one layer of apple slices on the bottom of the pan (use a little less than half the apples). Pour the banana batter into the pan, and arrange a second layer of apples on the top, in an overlapping pattern. Bake the cake in a preheated 350Â°F oven for one hour and ten minutes.