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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Glimpse into passion pleasers

My mantra for baking is if it is healthy enough to eat for breakfast yet tastes deliciously naughty, you are on a winner! These cake squares fit this motto, and are super easy and quick to make!  
 All you need is:
1/4 cup nut butter (I used almond, brazil and cashew butter)
1/4 cup tahini
1/3 cup rice syrup
2 large bananas
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
*170 g passionfruit pulp
All you  need to do is: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Line a baking pan with baking paper. Any size you have will do, but one about 20cm x 20cm will make a good thickness.
  3. Pop all the ingredients into a blender or food processor; hold back with half of the passionfruit pulp and save it for later. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the pan evenly.
  5. Top with the leftover passionfruit pulp.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until firm and golden. Keep an eye on the topping, as it will burn. If it starts to catch, cover the pan with a piece of foil.
  7. Let it cool and slice into squares.
The fun part...alternative additions:
*Instead of passionfruit pulp, use about 100g of one or two of the following:
  • chopped dark chocolate or choc chips
  • berries (frozen or fresh)
  • drained, crushed pineapple
  • dried blueberries, cranberries or pineapple
  • crushed nuts
  • quinoa flakes or gluten free oats (you may need to add a little water if your mixture becomes dry when blended)
  • chopped pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds or toasted sesame seeds
*You could also try:
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cacao
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • 1-2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons of LSA -linseed, sunflower seed and almond meal (you may need to add a little water if your mixture becomes dry when blended)
  • Whole round slices of pineapple at the bottom of the tray, and then pour mixture over the top for a pretty and fruity pattern.

I hope you enjoy these nutritious treats, any time of the day! And they keep getting better...only the blender and pan to clean!! Winner!!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Elise :-) Choose your favourite flavour and get cooking! :-P They are really quick to make!