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Banana and Walnut Cake

Vegan (Vegetarian optional)

I've adapted this from an egg based recipe I found on a packet of flour. I've found it's easy to adapt cake recipes that use one egg by substituting a tablespoon of soy flour and two tablespoons of milk. This doesn't work so well for recipes that use more than one egg.


  • 225g (approx 1 cups) wholemeal flour
  • 1 tablespoon of soy flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 ripe bananas (really ripe)
  • 2 teaspoons of rice syrup or maple syrup (honey is an option for vegetarians)
  • 2 tablespoons soy milk
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • 50g chopped walnuts


  1. Grease and line a round 20cm (8 inch) cake tin.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 180 C (350 F).
  3. Mash bananas with a fork, add honey or syrup, oil and soy milk and blend well.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, soy flour and cinnamon together into another bowl. Add the walnuts.
  5. Gently fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture with a metal spoon.
  6. Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, or until just firm to the touch and a skewer comes out clean when tested.
  7. Allow to cool in tin.

Last modified: 18-Jul-2021