Healthy 1st Birthday Cake

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

As excited as I was for the adorable pictures of cake all over G's face on her birthday, I wasn't quite ready to give her a full-fledged sugar cake.  Do I think it is bad?  Of course not!  I just personally wasn't ready.  So I set out to find a yummy recipe for a "cake" using ingredients other than sugar.  And this is what we came up with!  I modified it a bit from the first recipe here but all in all it was a success!  I baked one on her actual birthday when we had the grandparents over for dinner and she really liked it.  No, she didn't smash it in her face unfortunately but she was pretty into it.  I made it again for her birthday party later that week and to be honest, she was slightly uninterested.  I even put Cool Whip on it for the party!  But to be honest, this really isn't a cake.  It's more of a banana bread.  So it's hard for little fingers to really dig in.  Since then we have had this as a breakfast go-to and she loves it - as does hubby - so it's a win win for us!  

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
a few sprinkles of cinnamon
6 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar-free applesauce (I made my own using my baby food maker - so easy!)
1/4-1/2 cup whole milk (depending on consistency)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
In a bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and cinnamon)
In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (bananas, applesauce and milk)
Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and and mix.  If it seems dry, add a splash more milk.
Bake in a 9'' round pan for 60-90 minutes (testing the middle after 60 minutes)

Yummy Yummy!  I used Organic, Sugar-Free Cool Whip for her icing.


nicole said...

ahh i totally caved and gave jake the good stuff. big mistake, he now points at cupcakes like, let's go lady. i want one!

Maggie H said...

I made a healthy bday cake for my son's 1st bday (blueberry & banana)...he loved it!

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