Plantain Paleo Cakes w. Cacao Frosting

Paleo Plantain Cakes w. Cacao Frosting | The Paleo Diet

Here’s a simple, fun recipe for flourless plantain Paleo cakes. Not to be confused with bananas, plantains are starchy fruits, which must be cooked before eating.

When you go to the grocery store, you may find green or yellow plantains. Pick up the yellow ones and look for lots of black lines and spots, resembling an overly ripe banana. This is what we want for this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

Plantain Cakes
  • 1 medium-size ripe plantain (about 1.5 cups, roughly cut pieces)
  • 4 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
Cacao Frosting
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder

DIRECTIONS

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1. Peel the plantain and chop it roughly.
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Christopher James Clark, B.B.A.
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Nutritional Grail
www.ChristopherJamesClark.com

Christopher James Clark | The Paleo Diet TeamChristopher James Clark, B.B.A. is an award-winning writer, consultant, and chef with specialized knowledge in nutritional science and healing cuisine. He has a Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and formerly worked as a revenue management analyst for a Fortune 100 company. For the past decade-plus, he has been designing menus, recipes, and food concepts for restaurants and spas, coaching private clients, teaching cooking workshops worldwide, and managing the kitchen for a renowned Greek yoga resort. Clark is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning book, Nutritional Grail.

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About Christopher James Clark, B.B.A.

Christopher James Clark, B.B.A.Christopher James Clark, B.B.A. is an award-winning writer, consultant, and chef with specialized knowledge in nutritional science and healing cuisine. He has a Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and formerly worked as a revenue management analyst for a Fortune 100 company. For the past decade-plus, he has been designing menus, recipes, and food concepts for restaurants and spas, coaching private clients, teaching cooking workshops worldwide, and managing the kitchen for a renowned Greek yoga resort. Clark is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning book, Nutritional Grail.

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“8” Comments

  1. Made this for a 2 year old birthday party a couple of weeks ago and it was a big hit! Question – if someone is allergic to eggs, is there a substitute that can be used? Thanks!

    • I Use chia seeds and h20 for an egg substitute. It’s really easy! You can just google chia/egg replacement to find recipe. I use it in baking all the time as I’m allergic to eggs.

        • Flaxseed is not strict paleo nor is chai seeds. But if its once in a while and as a treat and you have no food allergies to either one, I’d say go for it. Use it as your ‘cheat-of-the-week’. I wonder if banana or applesauce would work?

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  3. I tried twice and both times the cakes were lovely fluffy and icing fantastic but I did not like flavor of the cakes. I might try once more with a seriously overripe plantain.

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