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pecan banana bread cake

Pecan Banana Bread Cake

A dense and fluffy pecan banana bread cake topped with a creamy maple yogurt frosting. A perfect recipe for you to use up your ripe bananas that isn't traditional banana bread.

Course Dessert
Keyword gluten-free, pecan banana bread cake, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Taavi Moore


  • 1 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 ½ cups almond flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Maple Yogurt Icing

  • ½ cup unsweetened, non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Combine flax seed meal and water in a small bowl. Set aside to thicken for 5 minutes.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas until smooth (a few lumps remaining is ok). Add flax egg, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar. Whisk until smooth. Add flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine until a smooth, thick, but pourable batter forms. Fold in chopped pecans.

  3. Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes until top is matte and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before topping with icing.

  4. In a bowl, combine yogurt, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Evenly spread icing over the cake. (Optional): Sprinkle over more chopped pecans. Cut into 12 portions.