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2 Ingredient Healthy No Bake Banana Cake (No Butter, Eggs, Oil, or Refined Sugar)

This easy banana cake is just 2 ingredients and doesn’t contain any wheat flour, butter, eggs, oil or refined sugar. It also doesn’t require any cooking or baking.  The cake bars are sweet and full of banana flavor.
a stack of banana cake slices

I am always looking for fun new ways to use up bananas and this new recipe is so quick and easy. I love that it doesn’t require any cooking or baking, though I did test out a baked version as well. I like making this so I can have it for an afternoon snack when I’m craving something sweet.

Ingredients

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Coconut Flour

Bananas

You will want to use very ripe bananas. The riper your bananas are, the easier they are to mash and the sweeter your cake will be. There is no added sugar to this recipe so all the sweetness comes from the bananas. Looking for a banana substitute? You can make something similar with pumpkin.

Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is used to provide structure and the flour element for these cake bars. Unfortunately, I do not have a substitute for coconut flour. I have tested this recipe with almond flour and oat flour and it doesn’t work. The reason why coconut flour works so well is because it is highly absorbent so it can absorb all of the moisture from the bananas.

No Bake Cake Texture

This is a no bake cake so it will not taste like your traditional fluffy baked banana cake. These are more like cake balls but in cake bar form because they have some flour structure to them but they are more moist and dense than a regular cake.
close up shot of a cake bar with frosting

Can you bake this?

I’ve had quite a few people ask if they can bake my no bake recipes. Yes you can bake this. It won’t change the texture much, but it will make the cake a little more sweet and a little more firm if you find the no bake version too moist for your liking.

Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting

You can definitely serve these cake bars without any frosting at all, but if you want to add frosting, you can top them with a healthier cream cheese frosting made with cream cheese, Greek yogurt and maple syrup.
a slice of frosted banana cake

More Banana Recipes

2 Ingredient Healthy No Bake Banana Cake

Servings: 8 cake bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Easy banana cake bars that are just 2 ingredients and don't contain any wheat flour, butter, refined sugar, eggs or oil.
5 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium very ripe bananas (approx 342 grams without peel)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

Cream Cheese Frosting (optional)

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup or more as needed

Instructions

  • Line an 8 x 4 inch baking loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork or spoon until it becomes puree consistency. Stir in coconut flour until evenly mixed. Your mixture should thicken and resemble a cookie dough consistency. You can taste and adjust as needed. If you find your mixture is too wet, you can add a little extra coconut flour.
  • Spread mixture into prepared baking pan, using a spatula to smooth out the surface. Wrap cake loaf pan with plastic wrap. This will prevent the bananas from oxidizing too much and turning the cake brown or gray. Place into fridge for about 1 hour to let cake firm up slightly, making it easier to slice. Cake can actually be eaten without refrigerating it but it will be easier to slice if it is refrigerated. When ready to serve, slice cake. I don't recommend slicing ahead of time because the bananas in the cake will oxidize and change the color of the cake from light yellow to a brown or gray color. I also recommend only slicing as much as you will be eating to preserve the color.
  • To make frosting, whisk together cream cheese, greek yogurt and maple syrup. Taste and adjust as needed. Frosting can be added before or after the cake is refrigerated.
  • Store uneaten cake and frosting in the fridge in an airtight container.

Notes

  • This no bake cake will not taste like a traditional baked fluffy cake. It is more dense and moist and similar to cake balls but in cake bar form.
  • When you first make the cake, it will be a pale yellow color. But the bananas will oxidize and cause the cake to turn darker and more of a brown or gray color if left out. Keeping the cake sealed will help prevent oxidation. I also recommend only slicing what you plan on eating because the inside of the cake will stay yellow until it is sliced.
  • Yes you can bake this cake. If you do not like how moist the cake is, baking it will dry out some of that moisture and make the cake firmer. However, it will still be very similar to the no baked version. It will not taste or become a fluffy cake if it is baked. To bake the cake, bake it at 350F for about 40 minutes or until firm.
  • You can substitute bananas for pumpkin puree. See body of post for more details. I do not have a substitute for coconut flour. See body of post for more detailed explanation.
  • I used Bob's Red Mill coconut flour.*
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no extra charge to you).
  • Estimated nutrition is for cake bars without frosting.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cake bar, Calories: 71kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 16mg, Potassium: 158mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 28IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 10g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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34 comments on “2 Ingredient Healthy No Bake Banana Cake (No Butter, Eggs, Oil, or Refined Sugar)”

  1. I have a question   Can I make the cake with two bananas instead of three I realize it will not make as much 

  2. Easy, sounds tasty, love banana bread

  3. Looks so yummy?. Thank you so much for a great post.Will try

  4. Excellent substitute for cravings especially sweet ones.

  5. Love this!!

  6. Love this recipe

  7. Going to try it.!!

  8. Do you have a suggestion for a vegan icing?

  9. Could I use Rice flour instead of coconut flour??
    Thanks for the response

  10. How to make coconut flour? Is it available online shopping?
    I like your no bake recipes…it’s really awesome…

  11. Can you substitute almond flour instead of coconut flour?

  12. Hi There
    Just wondering can you buy this flour in stores ?

  13. It’s so good.. I love it.

  14. Where can i get the coconut flour? I couldn’t find it here. Do you have a picture of its packaging so that i can show to the seller at the cake bakery shop. Thanks.

    • Where are you located? Here I am able to get coconut flour at most grocery stores. It is also available online at stores like Amazon

  15. Some lemon juice to cslow down the oxidation?

  16. I can’t believe this worked out! Just made it and taste wonderful. Definitely a good fix to the afternoon sweet crave. I have added few drops of lemon and some flaxseeds. I finally found a recipe with coconut flour which does not include any eggs. Thank you for sharing!

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