Eggless Walnut Bundt Cake

Eggless walnut banana cake is my family’s favorite for its appealing flavor, texture & taste. Mashed bananas & toasted walnuts compliment each other, sweet bananas suppress the bitterness of walnuts, and provide wonderful flavor & texture.IMG_9101Being a vegetarian I like to use walnuts as much as possible as these are few of the plant based sources of omega-3 fatty acid. At the same time I feel guilty to cook ripe bananas  at high temperature as I have never come across the idea of cooking fruits in Indian cuisine; we rarely steam the fruits that are difficult to digest specially for infants. My father did not even approve of slicing fruits unnecessarily for loss of nutrients! So it is really debatable whether to cook fruits or not (Readers! please share your opinion), and lets look into the health benefits of walnuts alone.

Walnuts are good for kids who play tantrums as these are fantastic mood boosters.  They are very useful for children & young adults to improve their brain health & body stamina. And for adults they help to prevent arthritis, control diabetes and improve metabolism.

IMG_9113Now the recipe for Eggless Walnut Bundt Cake:

Ingredients:

  1. Whole wheat flour – 1 and 1/2 cup
  2. Mashed banana – 1 and 1/2 cup (from 6 ripe bananas)
  3. Any neutral oil – 1/2 cup (I have used sunflower oil here)
  4. Golden caster sugar – 3/4 cup
  5. Dates – 12 Nos. (optional)
  6. Walnuts (akrote paruppu)- 20 to 25 Nos.
  7. Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt – 1/4 tsp

Method:

I rigorously follow 4 steps for baking cakes or muffins, ie., mixing dry ingredients, preparing cake batter, baking & frosting.   I do not like to do frosting here as I like to enjoy its natural sweeteners – banana & dates, if you want you can just pour honey or caramel syrup over this cake.

Step 1: Mixing dry ingredients

  • Sieve wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt through fine mesh and keep aside.

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Step 2: Preparing cake batter

  • Toast walnuts at 180 deg C until they release nice aroma (about 5 min).
  • Chop them into small pieces and keep aside.
  • Chop the pitted dates into halves.
  • Mash bananas using food processor or mixer-grinder without adding water.
  • Add caster sugar and mix well until sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour oil and stir in wheat flour mixture.
  • Add chopped dates & walnuts and mix them.
  • Now the batter is ready to be baked.

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Step 3: Baking

  • Preheat the oven at 180 Deg C.
  • Grease a Bundt cake pan with half a teaspoonful of neutral oil.
  • Pour the cake batter into the greased pan.
  • Bake for 40 min or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Serve these delicious cakes at room temperature when the flavor of banana gets intensified

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Please Note:

  • If you are using granulated sugar, reduce sugar to half a cup.
  • If your bananas are too sweet, you can reduce sugar further.
  • Same batter can be used for making muffins also.
  • You can replace dates with apples or raisins.
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107 Comments Add yours

  1. My daughter loves banana..will definitely make this recipe at home

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    1. Megala says:

      Ah! Lovely!
      Thanks!

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  2. Lina says:

    Love walnut! Thanks fr sharing 😊

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. Looks delicious! Love the way your Bundt cake looks 🙂

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    1. Megala says:

      Thats so nice of you! Thank you!

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  5. I don’t know if I should say this or not, but your post watered my mouth. It looks so yum. Definitely gonna try at home.

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    1. Megala says:

      Ah! You made my day! Thank you so much!

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  6. All that stuff about walnuts is fascinating…

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, they are! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. bunchup says:

    It really looks delicious. I guess people on diet can equally eat a piece of it.

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  8. xKickz says:

    Meg!!! Mmmm looking yummy! So hows your cooking book coming along?! Hehehe

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  9. Bindu Anand says:

    I like your recipe, will try this soon.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. kittysverses says:

    I’m excited about it being eggless.

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    1. Megala says:

      🙂 Thanks !

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  11. kittysverses says:

    Looks yummy Megala, a wonderful recipe!

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      1. kittysverses says:

        Welcome Megala 🙂

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  12. Kali Borovic says:

    Yum! Do you think this could work if I traded the wheat flour for coconut flour? I’m gluten free and always trying to find baking recipes xx.

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    1. Megala says:

      I guess it goes well with oats or buckwheat flour than coconut or almond flour!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. kritikagarg says:

    Looks delicious… will try… 👍👍👍

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

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  15. Doni W says:

    That’s so awesome that you didn’t egg! Great recipe and looks yummy!!! 😏

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you for your kind appreciation!

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      1. Doni W says:

        Thank you for the recent likes and comments 😀

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  16. Thank you for the follow…I “have” to return soon the recipes look tempting. Ann

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  17. Dahlia says:

    Hmmm would have loved a bite or two of the delicious cake😁😀

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    1. Megala says:

      Hahaha! Thanks a lot!

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  18. fashopolitan says:

    wow!!!! Megala your blog is amazing theres such a variety of yummy recipes. really love your blog, keep up the great work.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for your kind appreciation!

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      1. fashopolitan says:

        you’re very welcome!!!!!

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it is! Thank you!

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  19. Maggie says:

    Oh man! 😍 This looks so good, Megala. I really want to make it now!!

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      1. Maggie says:

        You’re welcome! ☺️

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it is ! Thanks ! 🙂

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  20. Hi megala, about your question about steaming the fruits…
    In Ayurveda there are some recipies mentioned in which fruits along with rice and other contents are steamed eg. You must have heard about ‘kashmiri pulav’
    Also there are some veggie dishes too of fruits.(there is a recipe of banana also) But these recipies are rare. Mostly the recipies containing fruits are limited to mixing, churning, strring etc. Without direct heat. With some exception Ayurveda tells to eat fruits raw. (but not replacing the lunch or dinner by fruits)
    * one very important in relation to fruits and their recipies – fruits should never be taken with milk or mixed with milk. Fruits + milk is an example of ‘incompetent food’ according to Ayurveda. Its a cause of many diseases in long run including skin ailments.
    So, plz avoid this

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you very much for sharing Ayurvedic way of using fruits in our diet!

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  21. It looks yummy and moist!

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

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  22. Hi Megala, Congratulation for being nominated the Blue Sky Tag. You have a great blog, thanks for all your posts, they are amazing, great job.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you very much for your kind appreciation!

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  23. danielle says:

    This looks so yummy 🙂 I also like nuts and bananas. As for cooking fruit, my family also rarely did things like that. I think if you’re eating most of them fresh, then it’s fine. It seems vitamin C is destroyed by heat, but some baked fruit every now and then as a pudding isn’t a bad thing 🙂

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!
      Yes, there is nothing wrong if we cook them once in a while !

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  24. flavours2017 says:

    Awesome recipe Megala😊

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  25. Wow !!! This afternoon I was wondering how to use the walnuts which were in my shelf for quite sometime 🙂 thank you for this easy recipe dear 🙂 it looks very tasty 🙂

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    1. Megala says:

      Nice to know that, thanks for stopping by!

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      1. Who wouldn’t stop by 🙂 you have such a wonderful blog 🙂

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you very much for your wonderful gesture!

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  27. It is looking ultra delicious…Just wish I can have a piece of it..Very nice recipe !!

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    1. Megala says:

      Oh! thats nice, I would love to share it with you!
      Thank you so much!

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  28. love banana and nuts together , looks yummy !

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  29. Dice n Cook says:

    so yummy and nice recipe

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it is! Thank you so much!

      Like

  30. InspiresN says:

    superb Megala, love it ! Me too not a big fan of the icing . Nice idea of the dates and walnuts in the cake.

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it worked well ! Thank you so much, Nisha!

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  31. Sandhya says:

    What a fabulous share Megala! My husband loves banana bread/cake. I will try this recipe soon.

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, banana plays a dual role, a substitute for egg & as a sweetener too!
      Thank you, Sandhya !!

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  32. Fun Fun Cook says:

    I love walnut cake. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Megala says:

      You are most welcome!
      Thank you for stopping by !

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  33. Amazing recipe as always I am gonna try it asap. I am so happy that I found your blog. You got a delicious collection of recipes. 🙂 🙂

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much for your kind appreciation!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re most welcome 🙂

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  34. Sofia says:

    this looks so yummy!

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  35. Nice recipe. Looks easy and delicious.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

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  36. Good holiday assignment for my daughter for her summer vacation. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe

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    1. Megala says:

      Hahaha! Thanks!

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  37. Eva@L.E.EBakers says:

    I love walnuts! And cake!

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    1. Megala says:

      Me too! Thanks!!

      Like

  38. Lavs Raj says:

    Looks simple & delicious.. will try it out 😀

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    1. Megala says:

      Its so nice! Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

  39. Sandhya says:

    Nice recipe.

    Liked by 3 people

  40. Lise says:

    This looks great.

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  41. PS says:

    Looks delicious!!! Would love to try this!!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it is ! Thank you!

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  42. This looks superb and I really like the ingredients that you have used.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

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  43. Sounds great! I really like walnuts a lot😋

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  44. missonionveg says:

    Loved the recipe! It’s seems pretty easy but delicious 😉

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it is quite easy to make!
      Thank you so much!

      Like

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