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Quinoa Chocolate Banana Cake

Chocolate cake that you won't thought made of Banana and Quinoa and yet taste awesomely delicious!
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 18 slices


  • 2 pcs Bananas (ripe or medium ripe)
  • 1 cup Or 180g Quinoa, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup Or 75g Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Or 50g Cocoa/Cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup Or 50g Shredded Coconut Unsweetened (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 tbsp Chia seeds, soaked in 9 tbsp water
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup Water

For Topping

  • 2 pcs Bananas (ripe or medium ripe)
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa/Cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp Nuts or seeds, or can be mixed nuts (as per your preference)


  • Soak Quinoa min 10 minutes or up to 1 hr (preferably overnight), drain and rinse.
  • Soak the chia and set aside, add it as the last ingredients when everything else in your blender or bowl.
  • Blend smooth all the ingredient for the banana bread and pour into a greaseproof paper-lined tin.
  • Bake for an hour at 190C / 375F until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  • Set aside and the bread will be firmer as it cools down.
  • For Icing – mash two bananas with 2 tbsp of cacao powder.
  • Spread the icing on the cooled quinoa banana bread and top with chopped nuts or seed.
  • Suggested to consume within the next 3 days – or else you can pack it nicely and place it in your freezer for later and just reheat it.


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