Integral banana sponge cake with turmeric and pistachios: original recipe to brighten up breakfasts and snacks

If you find bananas too ripe to enjoy them naturally, the best thing you can do with them is a rich cake. At least it is one of the most grateful ingredients to take advantage of in a small caprice of homemade pastries; the crumb and the taste of this Integral banana cake with turmeric and pistachios Well prove it.

Made with spelled flour and ground almonds, just sweetened with some honey and the banana itself -as more mature, sweeter and aromatic-, it is a tender and satiating cake perfect for breakfast and snacks, especially if we need an extra dose of energy. Turmeric helps to obtain a soft crumb without highlighting its flavor, adding a touch of color.

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For 8 people
  • Ripe banana (heavy peeled, approximately) 300 g
  • Egg L 2
  • Honey 50 g
  • Butter without melted salt 60 g
  • Essence of vanilla 5 ml
  • Apple or rice vinegar 5 ml
  • Milk or vegetable drink 60 ml
  • Whole spelled flour 150 g
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • Baking soda 6 g
  • 4 g chemical yeast
  • Ground turmeric (2 teaspoons) 5 g
  • Ground cinnamon 2 g
  • Ground black pepper (a pinch) 1 g
  • 2 g salt
  • Pistachios or nuts to taste 100

How to make banana cake with turmeric and pistachios

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 1 h 15 m
  • Elaboration 20 m
  • 55 m cooking

Preheat the oven to 180ºC and grease or cover with rectangular paper a rectangular mold about 22-25 cm long. Peel the bananas and weigh until you get about 300 g (more or less). Chapar with a fork in a medium bowl; we can crush them more or less, depending on whether we prefer to have some piece of whole fruit in the crumb.

Add eggs, slightly cooled melted butter, honey, vinegar, vanilla and milk, and beat with the same fork or rods manuals

Separately, mix the whole spelled flour, ground almonds, yeast, baking soda, spices and salt with a few fine rods. Incorporate this mixture into the first dough two or three times, mixing gently with the rods, until obtaining a homogeneous mass without dry lumps.

Add chopped pistachios now if desired, or pour into the mold and pour them only on top, pressing lightly. Bake at medium height for about 50-55 minutes. Check that it is ready by pricking with a toothpick, wait a little out of the oven, unmold and let cool on rack.

With what to accompany the whole-grain banana cake

Like any very aromatic cake, this Wholegrain banana with turmeric and pistachios Ask for a glass of milk, vegetable drink, coffee, tea, juice or a homemade smoothie, including a glass of artisan horchata (from chufa or almonds). It stinks both in summer and on cold days, with a smoky cup next to it.

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