Sunday, January 9, 2022

Chocolate Chip Rye Banana Cake

 By: The Food Hunter

Happy New Year!  

This Chocolate Chip Rye Banana Cake is a healthier dessert option for those transitioning from the holiday eating spree of December to the new year resolution period of January. There's no need to give up sweets entirely when you have this recipe in your recipe box. 

Made with crushed bananas, rye flour and lavender honey this cake is bursting with flavor while still being relatively low in calories. The best part is that you don't even need to bring out the mixer as the entire cake can be whipped up effortlessly in a bowl. 

Chocolate Chip Rye Banana Cake

  • 4 medium over-ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cup mashed)
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil
  • 1/4 cup lavender honey (or your favorite flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Dark Rye Flour
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chips


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. 2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, oil, honey, dark brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until combined. Add the rye flour, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks. I like to save a few to sprinkle on top.  3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until center is just set.  Let cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Food Hunter,
    I'm reading old posts by Johnny Tomatoes, who I found on Marie's blog.
    Do you know what happened to him? He stopped writing a Looong time ago, but you may remember him cuz you gave him an award. He was so good!
    I don't know how to do the name/URL (?) so sending this anonymously, but I'm Barbara from NY