Pear and Walnut cake

I saw this recipe in a copy of Wellbeing Magazine at my hairdressers. It smells as delicious as it tastes! I found this really easy to make, and it’s naturally gluten free without compromising on anything.



  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla essence)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 medium pear, peeled diced largely


  • 1/2 medium pear, skin on, sliced
  • Handful walnuts, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 160°c. Grease and line a round tin.
  2. Combine bananas, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, eggs, bicarb and lemon juice in a food processor. Blitz to mix together.
  3. Add the almond meal and chia seeds and mix well.
  4. Add diced pears and fold in gently with a spoon.
  5. Pour batter into the tin, decorate with the pear slices and walnuts.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes until a skewer comes out clean from the center.
  7. Remove cake from oven and allow it to cook before removing from the tin.
  8. Leftovers keep well in the fridge.

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