Gluten-free desserts often get a bad rap for tasting bland. Some even go as far as saying that they taste like cardboard. Of course, these claims are entirely false, so long as you bake the recipes with care.
We previously shared Gabby Guzdek's recipe on vegan and gluten-free chocolate zucchini mug cakes, and now, we're out with a brand new treat: gluten-free banana bread cake!
What You'll Need:
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup granular sweetener
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Unsweetened apple sauce as an alternative to eggs
- 2 bananas (mashed)
- 1/3 cup melted butter (ideally plant-based) or coconut oil
- 1/3 cup milk (try unsweetened soy milk or almond milk)
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Mix the dry ingredients.
First things first, you must mix the dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. But instead of reaching for just any bowl, it's imperative that you use a good mixing bowl to achieve great results. A quality mixing bowl should be shallow enough that you don't have to strain to access the food. It would also help if its sides are curved gently, so it's comfortable to not only reach into the bowl to stir but also hold it aloft to pour and scrape ingredients out of it.
Throw in the bananas, apple sauce, butter, milk, and chocolate chips.
After you've mixed the dry ingredients well, the next step is to throw in the bananas and unsweetened apple sauce and whisk with a fork until incorporated. Reader's Digest suggests finding two forks with the same-sized handles and tines and placing them one on top of the other so that their tines overlap. Create space between the two by wedging in a piece of paper towel between the upper parts of their handles, as this helps aerate the mixture. Tape the handles and paper towel together, and then start whisking. Once the bananas and sauce are mixed, add melted butter and milk and whisk again. The final ingredients you'll have to add are the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the rice cooker.
If often takes three white rice cycles to thoroughly cook the cake, which is approximately an hour, but it all depends on the rice cooker you use. While you can use any standard rice cooker, there are several other options that may yield better results. Review site We Know Rice details how some rice cookers have a larger capacity than others, and specific models can even "think for themselves." They're smart in a way that they are capable of identifying what you're cooking in order to yield better results. Just experiment with the settings so you can achieve the food quality you need.
Invert the bowl into the plate.
The Blenderist notes that you'll know that your banana bread cake is ready when you can stick a chopstick in and it comes out clean, free of any chunks or residue. You'll also notice that it will be brown around the edges. Allow it to cool before you take it out of the cooker and then invert the bowl onto a plate. Voila, your bread cake is ready for enjoyment!
Submitted by Katrina Daniel
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