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Vegan Blueberry Banana Snack Cake

It’s time for me to be honest with you…

I haven’t been doing very much cooking.

I mean… I’ve been cooking and all, but nothing impressive. Just stuff so my family doesn’t starve.

What’s happening is the baby in my belly has been zapping just about every ounce of energy from my body, and whatever energy I have have left has been going to the house (and M). So cooking has not been high on my priority list… sorry folks.

I did, however, manage to get my heinie to the farmer’s market on Saturday and buy some of the sweetest blueberries I have ever tasted.

I dusted off my Kitchen Aide and made my family some Vegan Blueberry Banana Cake.

I’m not gonna lie… this stuff was good. Like really really good… bowl licking good.


And it’s vegan… so that counts as healthy… right?!

We’ve been eating this for breakfast, dessert, and snack time. Yum!

You should go make this. You won’t regret it… promise πŸ™‚

Vegan Blueberry Banana Snack Cake


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 over ripe bananas
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


Preheat over to 325 degrees

Spray and 8×8 inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Wisk together to sift. In a separate bowl, wisk together all the wet ingredients except the bananas. Combine wet with dry ingredients. Mix with electric mixer. Slowly work in bananas. Blend just until combined. You still want to see lumps of banana in the batter. Lastly, you want to fold in the blueberries.

Bake at 325 degrees Β for 1 hour. After an hour do the toothpick test to check for doneness. If toothpick comes out wet, bake for additional 15 minutes until done.

Enjoy πŸ™‚


15 Responses

  1. Maura said on June 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

    This looks so good!! I’m going to make it this week πŸ™‚

  2. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on June 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Yum! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  3. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on June 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

    This does look good, I could easily eat the whole thing! I’m so impressed that you are still doing any cooking at all. Between the move, a daughter and being pregnant… I am so impressed!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet said on June 21, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Love the look of this cake!

  5. Gregg Guenther said on June 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Oh, oh, I know someone who will be making this right away…speaking of zapping strength, you are fully aware that this is just the beginning of a long endurance run…maybe 20 years or so…and remember this too – you spend 18 months getting them to talk and then 18 years trying to quiet them down πŸ˜‰ enjoy…

  6. Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama said on June 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

    What a great way to break back into the kitchen. This looks incredible!

  7. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 21, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for the reminder Gregg πŸ˜‰

  8. Mrs. Fish said on June 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Looks great! I love blueberries!

  9. SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen said on June 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    This looks like something we’d really enjoy. Our family recently made a banana, blueberry, raspberry muffin using whole wheat flour and applesauce in place of butter/oil. We love these, so I’m sure this cake will be a great one for us. I’m loving blueberry and banana together.

  10. Blog is the New Black said on June 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    This looks amazing! I love anything with bberries!

  11. Lauren said on June 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    This looks perfect for the summer! Can’t wait to try this!

  12. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on June 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    This looks really great! My cooking always slows down in the summer– less time in the kitchen, more time outside!!

  13. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on June 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I love recipes like this. Simply, beautiful and delicious! Get some rest Estela. Trust me, you’ll need it!

  14. Natalie ~ Coffee and a Book Chick said on June 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Well, hey. You know I’ll try these! Perfect summertime treat!

    Rest, rest! We’ll all be here when you return!

  15. Nicole, RD said on June 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    This looks awwwwesome!!! Hope the house is coming along well!