These banana cakes are amazing. You can add your own personal touch to them with different ingredients like, cocoa, chia seeds, flax & cacao nibs. The opportunities are endless with these.
We went to Jekyll Island on the weekend of my Birthday just a few weeks ago and had a blast! We had so much fun that we decided to go again in July! We frequent there as much as we can – it’s our favorite spot.
This trip was to celebrate the beginning of Sea Turtle nesting season. Jekyll Island, Ga is a preserved Island for many reasons, mostly to protect these amazing creatures. They throw a annual festival by the name of Nest Fest! They sponsor a Triathlon as well as a 5k & 10k. We participated in the 5k. While we were there, two very fun filled days, we camped at the Jekyll Island Campground. I prepped all of our food before hand & our breakfast was the banana cakes with nutella spread & strawberries. We ate them like taco’s – pretty darn tasty! (I must admit I’m not a big fan of nutella anymore due to the fact it contains palm oil…. that’s for another post). We enjoy these at home with a berry compote. (another option).
We had so much fun camping at Jekyll…
It was the perfect time of year – just before it gets too hot to camp. It was Be-Bee’s first trip to the beach as well as camping trip. She had a blast!
We drove five hours Thursday evening & stayed through Sunday morning. Our run was Saturday morning along the beach sidewalk.
Watching people do the triathlon most definitely inspired us to consider one of our own. I see it in our future! But first, we must work on our running… We did pretty well here.
We are running more & more now that the warmer months have approached us.
SO – what better way to refuel than these high protein – gluten free – cakes!?
Super simple & healthy, but most importantly – easy to make….
Four eggs to two RIPE bananas. In separate bowls – mash the bananas with a fork & add cinnamon & or cocoa powder if you’d like… In a separate bowl whisk the eggs & THEN add to the bananas… mix well with a fork to combine.
I use my handy 2 oz. ladle to lay these in my PRE Heated cast iron skillets, (I go two at a time) with coconut oil. Then as they begin to set & a spatula can move the whole cake – I make the flip & wait just a couple minutes before I move it onto a plate. These don’t take much time at all to cook. Not like a cake with flour & milk…
SO the highlight of our trip was seeing a rehabilitated Sea Turtle be released back into it’s natural habitat. One we witnessed was named Flounder due the fact he got caught in a flounder net back in October. There – at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center is where he was brought back to health & released into the ocean. It was an incredible experience!
A perfect way to end a perfect visit to Jekyll Island.
What’s your favorite camping dish to make?
- For Cakes:
- 4 eggs
- 2 RIPE bananas
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, (optional)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, (optional)
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- For Compote:
- 1-1/2 Frozen mixed berries, (or fresh)
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- juice of 1/2 lemon & zest
- Pre-heat skillet to med. heat. (I use two at a time)
- In two bowls:
- (biggest bowl) Mash bananas with a fork – add cocoa powder & cinnamon
- (smaller bowl) Whisk the eggs then add them to the bananas – mix well with a fork to combine.
- Ladle mixture in skillet to set and flip to set second side.
- To make a berry compote – in a small sauce pan add berries & agave over low heat while cooking the cakes – add lemon zest & juice for a taste of freshness