Fridays & Gluten-free Banana Almond Cake

Is it Friday yet ?

Time to put up our feet , time to pick up our favourite book , time to turn each page at leisure, time to look at the colours that pop out of it , time to wonder about the shapes in it.
Is it time yet to take afternoon naps without worrying about what needs to be done for the next day ?

Is it time yet to catch a movie late night curled up on a couch or perhaps to read into the early hours of the morning ?
It is. For mother and babies, both.

This is my one year old daughter. 



And so Friday was a lot about reading, resting and also some baking.

Here is some Friday baking at its best – The gluten-free (Jowar/ Buckwheat flour mix) Banana Almond cake.

Three big flavours – jowar, buckwheat and coconut sugar. Two beautiful ones – banana and almond. And you have magic 🙂

The banana slices on top are caramelized in liquid jaggery.

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Recipe –
3/4 cup jowar
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar ( if the bananas are very sweet, you can reduce this)
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg ( you can use apple sauce as the replacer)
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp melted butter or flavourless oil
Mashed bananas ( 1 1/2 ripe bananas – mid size)
Chopped almonds.
Method –
Beat egg and sugar well to make it fluffy. Add the mashed bananas and mix well. Add the butter / oil. Sift the flours with baking powder. Add this sifted flour and milk alternately. Mix thoroughly.
Add chopped almonds. Transfer into baking tin. Top with caramelized banana slices ( slices cooked in 1 tsp ghee, 1 tsp liquid jaggery and a bit of water) and almonds. Bake at 170 degrees C for 20-25 minutes in pre-heated oven.


    • Deepa that is difficult to share unless one knows the details such as what the person is allowed to eat. Coconut sugar itself has a low GI is believed to be better than others for diabetics. But then again, you need to check what is suitable.


  1. Hi Simran. When using apple sauce in place of egg, should we beat it with sugar to make it fluffy?
    Probably a silly question :).. as I’ve never used apple sauce before.

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