Double Chocolate Banana Cake

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OK this is not 100% clean as there is brown sugar (which I’m sure could be substituted for pure maple or syrup or honey but won’t make it as fluffy) BUT this is a great alternative to regular chocolate cake. Coming off of the Halloween ‘high’, this is a perfect way for my kids to get that ‘treat’ without all the extra crap in those candy bars. Serve with a dollop of plain greek yogurt.
Ingredients
  • 3 medium – banana
  • 3/4 cup –  brown or cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup – applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
  • 1 large – egg (vegan: sub 1 tbsp flax egg…1 tbsp ground flax and 3 tbsp water, sit for 5 min)
  • 1 cu p – flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 cup – cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon – baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon – salt
  • 1 cup – chocolate chips, semisweet
  • 1/8 cup mini chips – chocolate chips, semisweet
Directions
  1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the bananas and brown sugar until the bananas are mashed and the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the applesauce, vanilla, and egg. Mix together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  4. Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pour batter into a greased 8×8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 35 minutes. Check the center with a toothpick to determine doneness. Best eaten warm.

*recipe from superhealthy kids


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