With all these ingredients almost always in my pantry, this recipe is definitely one that I’ll make again. It’s warm and comforting — and, if you do the Whole Life Challenge, it’s compliant on all levels! It’s paleo friendly too! This can be baked in a loaf pan as well.


2 cups ground almonds

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

pinch of nutmeg

2 eggs

3 bananas, mashed

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup date paste

1/2 cup walnut pieces (optional)

1/4 cup raisins (optional)

1/4 cup cacao nibs (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a baking dish (or loaf pan) with baking parchment.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl – ground almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. In a mixer, whisk the eggs thoroughly. Then add in the banana, butter, vanilla, and date paste. Mix well.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until just combined – don’t overmix.
  6. If using, add the walnuts, raisins, and cacao nibs.
  7. Turn the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes.