Recipe: Banana Carob Cake

Recipe by The Yoga Herbalist

This tasty banana carob cake uses quinoa & almond flour and boasts low glycemic, zero refined sugar, low histamine & gluten free.

This easy to make cake is a good treat to have in the cake jar..  It’s  sweetened predominantly by the bananas and some coconut sugar which can be left out.  5g of coconut sugar has a glycaemic index of approx. 54 but the glycaemic load is only 30.  Quinoa flour is high in protein and carbs but still much lower on the glycaemic table than wheat or spelt flour.  Almond flour doesn’t factor in at all.  There is so amount of gluten free flour to keep the cake light.  Carob is used instead of cocoa to keep the histamine load down.   Most importantly it is simple and fast to make and can be enjoyed by the whole family. 


  • 80g Butter

  • 3 Medium Eggs

  • 60g Coconut sugar

  • 2 Bananas

  • 20g Carob Powder

  • 150g Almond Flour

  • 40g Quinoa Flour

  • 40g Self Raising GF Flour

  • 1tbsp Baking Powder

  • 5g Sea Salt

  • 1 Cup Oat Milk


  • This low glycaemic cake is really fast, all done in the nutri ninja or blender in 10 minutes.  Just make sure your butter is at room temperature.  The self raising flour is added to give the cake a little lift but does raise the glycemic load a little.  If you don’t mind a heavier cake you can sub with more quinoa flour or almond flour. 
  • Butter and eggs are creamed together first. Or gentle blended in the blender.
  • Next add bananas, sugar, carob, baking powder, salt and milk. Blend again
  • Finally add in flours slowly and keep blending until it is a loose paste type consistency.
  • Pour into a well greased tin. Cook on 180 for 20 -30 mins.
Siobhan Shinnors

Siobhan Shinnors

Herbalist, Nutritionist, Iridologist and Yoga Therapy

Siobhan Shinnors

Siobhan Shinnors

Herbalist, Nutritionist, Iridologist and Yoga Therapy

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