Most of my sisters have at one time or another, brought their kids here for a few days of visiting. Greg and I are happy to the have the kids, we don’t live close to any of our nieces or nephews, so the only quality time we get with them is when their parents are heading off somewhere. Over the years, I’ve reminded my sister Pauline that I’d love to have her two stay over sometime, but they have a cottage and spend most of their going away time, there. So about a month and a half ago, when she text me randomly and said “hey, so you know how you always want my kids to stay over?” I instantly dropped everything and responded, “You’ve got my attention”.They’ve been here now for 2 nights, and are actually going to stay for one more (spontaneously decided!), and we are having a great time. They’ve lived in the pool mostly, and at night we make campfires and roast marshmallows until bed time. The one thing they were really looking forward to though, and the thing I’m most known for when it comes to sleepovers, is breakfast cake.
I think that if you also want to be known as the aunt/uncle who provides breakfast cake, you might like this recipe. With no flour and only 6 tablespoons of sugar for the whole cake, you can actually give this to people and not feel entirely like an irresponsible adult.
Do you realize how unnecessary flour is in baking? Years ago when we found out our daughter was gluten intolerant, I learned to bake with ingredients like rice flour, tapioca, potato starch and xanthan gum – but over this past year, we’ve gone one step further: flourless. Pancakes, cookies and muffins… I’ve experimented with them all, and we have some pretty decent go-to recipes. Inspired by Avery Cooks, and her flourless blender mini muffins, this cake is really simple to throw together, only takes 35 minutes in the oven and it’s up to you to decide how you want to dress it up. I think a light dusting of icing sugar would be pretty, but hello… Frosting is my soulmate. I used cream cheese frosting, but I bet this cake would be amazing with caramel sauce drizzled over it.
Flourless Chunky Monkey
1 cup all natural peanut butter
2 ripe, large’ish bananas
3 tablespoons white sugar
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 cup semi sweet (dairy free if needed) chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup gluten free oats, or regular quick cooking oats (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350. Put all of your ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix it up until well blended, about 3 minutes on medium speed. Grease and prepare your bundt pan, and add the batter, smoothing it out with a spoon. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a knife is inserted and comes out clean. That’s it! I let mine sit for 10 minutes before turning it out, and the one pictured is drizzled with cream cheese frosting.
Hope you like it!!