A sickness bug swept through our household like wildfire on Wednesday. There’s nothing quite like looking after a poorly baby when you are ill yourself. It really takes being ill to another level when your child’s needs are far more important than your own. I had projectile vomit in my face three times throughout the night. That’s three changes of bed sheets, three changes of pj’s for me and also Amelie and three face scrubs. My Mum’s response was “well least it was Amelie’s sick and not Oli’s”. True. For anyone that doesn’t know my partner he is 6ft 3 and is in to his fitness and food. The amount he eats in a day is unfathomable. *shudders*
Anyway, you’re probably wondering what all this has to do with healthy eating… Well, today I woke up feeling a lot better and definitely had my appetite back. I had successfully managed to hold down breakfast and lunch and was beginning to crave something sweet! My auntie Ali was visiting late afternoon so I thought it was the perfect excuse to bake something.
My auntie Ali did ask me for the recipe so I think it went down well and it certainly fulfilled my sweet craving.
3 ripe bananas
1 cup spelt flour
2 tablespoons of organic cacao powder
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of pecans
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
Firstly, set the oven to 180 degrees. Slice the ripe bananas into a deep baking bowl and use a hand blender to smooth. Add the spelt flower and the cacao powder to the banana and blend again until mixed. Add the rest of the ingredients to your mix but keep the pecans to one side. Ensure all the ingredients are mixed well together, lastly add the pecans to the mix.
Line your baking tin with about a teaspoon of coconut oil (probably slightly less than that) and then pour your mixture in to the tin. Put in the oven. After about 30 minutes turn the oven down to 150 degrees and bake for a further 20 minutes or until cooked. Check that it is cooked by putting a metal knife in to the cake, if the knife comes out clean then it is cooked.
Leave the cake to cool before slicing in to bite size pieces. Then sit back and enjoy with a cup of tea : )