Dinner Party Dessert: Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Cake

Yes I know, you’ve seen to many banana baked goods recipes, and you’re right, this is another variation of plenty of previous recipes. What can I say, bananas make a great base for baking, and frankly, I never have any leftovers 🙂

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Cake


3 overripe bananas, pureed
2 eggs
1/4 cup applesauce
splash of vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 + 1/4 cups gluten free flour
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, blend bananas, eggs, applesauce and vanilla.
  3. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, salt & pepper. Add baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Stir in 1 cup of flour; the batter should be pretty thick, so if you had large bananas add up to 1/4 cup more flour.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  6. Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until edges are browned and top is firm.

The cost: $4.00, give or take

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  1. I already made this (asked Rella for the recipe a few weeks ago) and it was great! Leftovers kept really well in the fridge as well. I would prefer it with mini chocolate chips, but I have never found any that are non-dairy…


  2. I made this recipe recently– one cake for my office and another for my husband’s office (I’ve made it a bunch of other times too!) and it was a huge hit in both places. Not one bite leftover. Thanks Rella!! 🙂

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