To continue my Pumpkin Series, today I bring you this truly whimsical Low-FODMAP Pumpkin and Banana Bread Cake with indulgent almond butter frosting that’s designed for GERD and Gastroparesis. It’s also a luscious treat that is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.
As it happens, Autumn is a great time to embrace the fruits of the labour of a low-FODMAP diet as there is an abundance of hearty seasonal ingredients around. Because of this, I’ve been creating a Pumpkin series on my blog.
First, we had a hearty Pumpkin Soup, then a soothing Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl, and finally this yummy pumpkin and banana bread that also feels like a cake that’s a mix of the two, and just as warming!
Low-FODMAP Pumpkin and Banana Bread Cake for GERD and Gastroparesis (Vegan + Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free)
- 225 grams Gluten-Free Flour (or flour of your choice)
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- 10 tbsp Coconut Sugar (or light brown sugar)
- 3/4 cup Walnuts
- 115 grams Pumpkin OR Pumpkin Puree (Grated)
- 2 small Bananas
- 2 Eggs/Flax Egg OR Vegan Egg (I'm using Oggs)
- 2/3 cup Coconut Oil (melted)
- Place the oven onto 180C or 160F and allow it to warm up
- Line the base and sides of a deep 20cm/8 inches round fixed-based cake tin (pan) or a suitably sized dish with baking parchment.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt into a mixing bowl and combine.
- Stir in the sugar, chopped walnuts, and grated pumpkin until thoroughly mixed.
- Make a slight hollow in the middle of the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, combine the bananas (if you're using pumpkin puree rather than grated pumpkin add it here) egg/egg substitute, coconut oil, and then stir in the dry ingredients.
- Turn this into the prepared tin and level the surface. Place in the oven for 30 minutes. You'll know it's done by placing a clean knife in and see if it comes out clean.
- Allow to cool and now it's time to create your icing! This was a really intuitive process so I used: 1/2 cup of almond butter, 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Paste, 1 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup, 55 grams Vegan Butter and a Pinch of Sea Salt. Pop into a blend and if you need to sweeten it more add more maple syrup.
- Apply your frosting to your cake and you're done! Whimsical decorations are optional!
With the earthy mix of pumpkin meeting the exotic blends of banana, this bread feels like a cake that’s moist, soft and perfect as an afternoon pick-me-up!
If you would prefer to make this as a bread, you can simply adapt the container you place it in. As for the whimsical decoration, I was really called to honour the sweetness of this season and all the gorgeous animals that frequent my local habitat.
Will you decorate yours, or leave the almond frosting as it is? Speaking of that, this was such an intuitive process to make this indulgent topping. I really just threw lots of things in a blender and felt it was complete when it was sweet and silky enough for my preferences. Feel free to have fun with this! You can also make yourself a vegan cream cheese frosting.
I hope you love this banana and pumpkin cake and that it’s something that can comfort and nourish you as we enter into these colder months, and of course this next lockdown here in the UK.
Please note that if you’re reading a recipe that is not before August 2020 it will not be specifically low-FODMAP. Going forward, however, many more recipes will be added that will be all low-FODMAP, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free focussed that serves those with GERD, Gastroparesis and beyond.
Finally, do you have any recipe requests for me? Especially for autumn and winter.
Also, have any of you had any experience of the low-FODMAP diet? Would you like to see more posts about my experience to date? As always, please be sure to let me know how this has landed in your heart and mind.
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