Cakes are always great, however, they are filled with sugars, fats, and carbs making them something we have to eat rarely. Being healthy shouldn’t be a sacrifice so finally our little bat came up with a healthy cake! It’s not a fluffy one but a chunky type of cake (similar to a carrot cake), however, the taste is very similar to a cookie dough thanks to our goji berries (so if you don’t want that kind of taste use less or remove them from your ingredients and toss more raisins and banana). Goji berries are an amazing Vitamin A source and are famous for both their nutritional and medical benefits! They can be enjoyed as a part of a balanced diet, however, if you are on medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, or blood thinners do check with your doctor as they may interact (it’s always better to be safe, right?), you may end up needing fewer medicines as well!
- Baking Soda
- Goji Berries
- Milk (Your favorite choice)
Start by blending the oats and the almonds into a powder (I used half and half and it worked really well), add the baking soda, aniseeds, fennel, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in, and blend some more. Let your freshly made flour rest and start blending the honey, goji berries, banana, and milk of your choice (I used coconut milk but any milk will do). Once you have a nice watery paste start folding it into your flour slowly. Mix in the raisins and let the batter rest for at least 30 minutes. Preheat your oven and bake. Your cake is ready to eat!
Of course, you can play with the spices to nudge the flavors and you can vary the raisins with sultanas or mixed fruits, you can even add some nuts (chopped or whole) for some crunchy bites. Sugar is replaced by honey, so that is our main variable for the sweetness of this cake, if you are avoiding sugars you might want to try it without honey (bananas, raisins, and goji berries will still give some sweetness to this mix). Hope you find this recipe interesting and give it a go. Maybe you want to try it as an overnight oat and don’t bake it, there is nothing besides the oats that need cooking after all! We would like to hear your experiences with this recipe so feel free to leave us comments below.