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Vegan Ginger & Banana Cake


  • 16 oz Banana, ripe
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, refined
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 oz Light Rum
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp (~16 g) Hazelnuts, ground
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) Crystallized Ginger Dices
  • 8 tbsp (30 g) Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 


In a large bowl add 16 oz ripe bananas, 1/3 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 oz light rum and mix in an electric mixer to mash the banana. Add 2 cups AP flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp ground hazelnuts, 1/4 cup crystallized ginger dices and 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut. Mix well and add 1 tsp baking soda. Mix well and add 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar. Be sure not to overmix as the chemical reaction is what makes the cake fluffy since there are no eggs or Aquafaba; though you could try adding fluff 😆. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes and let cool. Soak in more rum, if desired. 

Makes: 12 slices

Serving Size: 1/12 cake

Adapted from: Mariani Tropical Banana Bread

Tahini Gingerbread Cookies



1 tsp Baking Powder
1/3 cup Tahini
2 tbsp Molasses
1/4 cup Water



In a food processor, combine 12 dried apricot pieces, 2 tbsp molasses, 2 tsp coconut oil and 1/4 cup water. Process until it becomes a paste. In a large bowl combine 1 cup whole wheat gingerbread mix, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/3 cup tahini. Add the mixture from the food processor and stir well. Add 1/4 cup now real food crystallized ginger dices. Roll into 9 medium size balls and place on parchment paper. Flatten and bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely as they will be soft when they come out. 
Makes: 9 cookies
Serving Size: 1 cookie