Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
This cake is an acceptable paleo cake to make for your non-paleo friends. It is sweet…even by the standards of someone who frequently consumes sugar.
This cake was made because someone very nice surprised me with a pack of super ripe bananas; I love random acts of kindness. Especially that involve food.
Y’all ever heard that “it takes 21 days to make or break a habit”? I read some convincing info that says according to research its closer to 60 days to reach a plateau in automaticity blah blah blah long words…
so I learned, it’s about two months before you settle into doing something automatically or habitually. This dudes reasoning seemed logical to me…so I believe it.
This is good news, it means that after 2 months of your healthy endeavors whether it be exercise or eating optimally for your goals, you will be likely to continue perpetually as if on auto-pilot. But wait there’s more! It also means that when you learn something new you will not automatically do it that way permanently. Example: First time doing a snatch…awkward, wrong, ugly. You have to do that lift for 60 days that same ugly way to make that your auto-pilot, on the other hand that also means you got months to perfect it before your mind and body assigns that an auto-pilot status. So whatever you struggle with just keep working at it, being coached at it, and adjusting it because you’re not a lost cause. Chances are it isn’t a habit yet…and if it is, you got two months to reprogram so get cracking. How’s everyone feel about the wods lately…getting us prepped for the open? I like feeling prepared for things. It gives me a false sense of control. I know its false…but it still appeases my nerves. So does dubstep and chocolate.
I was not prepared for this Nemo character. Not at all prepared to be incapable of travel for that many days in a row. Not prepared to have that many “rest days” in succession. I needed to have a shoveling snow wod, or a sitting in the house all day wod to get me ready for that junk…but nope totally unprepared. I did have chocolate…and loud music…and great pictures of your guys snow antics so that helped.
3 very ripe bananas
3 cups almond flour
8 dates… if you use 7 or 9 the cake will self-destruct
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Half bag of “enjoy life” chocolate chunks
pinch o’ salt
Dash of vanilla extract
½ cup coconut oil
preheat your oven to 325. Soak your dates in a bowl of water. Meanwhile, mix your almond flour, salt, baking soda, and coconut. Put your bananas, your soaked dates (without the water) and your vanilla extract in a food processor and blend till the dates are totally broken down. Mix your banana/date mixture and your eggs and your melted coconut oil in with your dry ingredients then fold in your chocolate chunks. Grease your pan, I used a big rectangular one. Pour your thoroughly mixed batter in, spread it out and bake for about 25-30 minutes. This was sweet enough on its own but I topped in with a little chocolate…
Optional topping- Half bag of enjoy life chocolate chunks and a tablespoon of coconut oil, put it in a bowl and melt it in the microwave about a minute thirty melted mine. Just stir it every 20 seconds or so to make sure it doesn’t burn. Then dump it on your cooled cake. Then eat your very sweet, very pretty cake.