Whole Wheat Banana Yogurt Snack Cake

September 20, 2013

“I was stressed .. I made cake”

Oh oh

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If we collected all of the notes we left each other as we left the house .. oh the tales they would tell

Most are everyday .. “Going for a walk .. Home soon .. ps:  Will you put the clothes from the washer into the dryer?”

Some are extra special .. Like when you make a man Russian Black Bread .. for THAT .. you're get a love note .. xoxo

Others .. well .. others .. leave us remembering the day

Whole Wheat Banana Snack Cake - Whole wheat, yogurt and bananas are a great combo. Topped with paleo peanut butter frosting, it's the perfect snack cake.

A relationship gone south .. a great divide created .. not easily repairable in the moment .. but time had since passed .. today we would meet & talk with words .. after so much had happened.

It was to important to be flip .. I wished for it all to be different .. but not knowing where to start .. not knowing .. really .. what I even hoped the end would be

Dang it all

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I didn't think it would eat at me like it did .. but a few hours before our lunch date .. the emotion of the moment snuck up on me before I could fully process

And .. my friend .. when stress hits .. my first instinct is STILL to reach for sugar

I wish it weren't that way .. In fact .. it ticks me off

After all this time .. after all the head knowledge I have .. at least I can catch myself. Make a healthier choice in the moment .. and if I do reach for the cookies .. at least I'm doing it on purpose .. and can stop before it's an all terribly unfortunate

Whole Wheat Banana Snack Cake - Whole wheat, yogurt and bananas are a great combo. Topped with paleo peanut butter frosting, it's the perfect snack cake.

So I made cake .. a simple snack cake that I'd been wanting to try .. in the end (ironically enough) completely forgetting to put the sugar in .. leaving The Chef a note reminding him to not eat to much (please .. he NEVER eats to much .. wonder who that comment was really to .. yeah)

Topped it with peanut butter

Had a piece .. strangely enough .. only one & I was OK

As we sat on a bench enjoying the beautiful fall day .. olive branches were extended .. a new start created ..

A brand new person in my life .. that I'll get to cook for .. someday

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Hello little one .. what do you say?

Let's be friends

xoxo .. Grandma

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~ Adapted from Cooking Light .. the original .. here

Whole Wheat Banana Yogurt Snack Cake
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup graham flour
  • 2 Tbsp truvia baking sugar substitute (** original called for ⅓ cup sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1½ mashed ripe bananas (** or other fruit)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
  3. Combine yogurt, banana, oil, vanilla, and egg in a small bowl; stir until well blended.
  4. Add yogurt mixture to the flour mixture in large bowl, stirring just until moist.
  5. Pour the batter into a 9-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool cake in the pan 10 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  7. Top with peanut butter frosting (recipe below)
  8. Serve with greek yogurt as a topping.
Notes
Nutritional Data by %
% Protein: 12
% Carbs: 49
% Fat: 4
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ cake Calories: 202 Fat: 7.23 Carbohydrates: 25.23 Sugar: 8.49 Sodium: 24.49 Fiber: 2.79 Protein: 6.1
 

~ Adapted from OurPaleoLife .. here

Peanut Butter Frosting
 
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Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup peanut butter (creamy)
  • ½ cup palm shortening
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ? tsp stevia
  • ? tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. In a food processor combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth and fluffy

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4 Comments

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  • Reply Abby August 27, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Love this <3

    • Reply sexyveggie August 28, 2015 at 3:09 am

      Fun! 🙂

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus June 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    When I am stressed I immediately gravitate towards food that is really not good for me, as I too crave sugar. At least in this instance the cake is delicious but still fairly healthy x

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