Cacao & banana Oaty Cakes

by: Gauri Chopra

Cacao & banana Oaty Cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 large free range egg
  • 150g oats – use gluten-free if intolerant
  • 100 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tbsp (16g) honey
  • 1 tbsp (16g) melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder – gluten-free if intolerant
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Ingredients for the Creamy Chocolate centre:
  • 100g almond flour (almonds ground to a flour
  • 1.5 tbsp Creative Nature’s Organic Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 large banana (slice remainder of banana to decorate the muffins)
  • 50ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (200 if not using a fan oven)

2. Start with the banana base- Whisk the egg with the unsweetened almond milk

3. Add, and mash in the banana, melted coconut oil, and honey

4. In a separate bowl, combine the 150g oats with the baking powder and cinnamon (make sure there are no clumps of baking powder!)

5. Thoroughly combine the two mixtures together and set aside whilst you prepare your chocolate centre filling

6. Mash the banana with the unsweetened almond milk and coconut oil

7. In a separate bowl, mix together the almond flour and cocoa powder

8. Thoroughly combine the mashed banana mixture (NOT the banana base mixture you previously made!) with the cocoa/almond flour mixture 

9. Line a cupcake tray with small cupcake cases and fill them with the banana base mixture up to 2/3 of the way

10. Pour the cocoa almond mixture into a  piping bag and place the nozzle deep into the centre of each cake and squeeze enough of the mixture whilst pulling the nozzle out, so that the cupcakes rises slightly and the chocolate fills to the top. If you do not own a piping bag & nozzle, simply make a well in the middle of each cupcake with a small spoon, and spoon the chocolate mixture in.

11. Place a banana slice in the middle of each cupcake then place in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the banana starts to caramelise and turn golden brown on top 

12. Place onto a cooling rack for 5-10 minutes before tucking in.. If you can wait that long that is! 😉

Makes 12 cupcakes.

More recipes by Gauri please see http://gcthefitlife.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/chocolate-centred-banana-muffins.html