Sometimes I find pre ground almonds very convenient because my food processor does not make flour out of nuts. But for certain recipes, I prefer grinding my own almonds because it gives a very different texture to food. When I tried this cake with almond meal, the texture turned out very different and soft. By using whole almonds and grinding them yourself, you give this cake a really nutty kick. 

Banana Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
30 min

Total Time
40 min

Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
30 min

Total Time
40 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup ground oats
  2. 1 cup almonds
  3. 2 bananas
  4. 1/4 cup flax seeds
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 2 Tablespoon coconut oil
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  9. juice of 1 lemon
  10. some lemon zest
  11. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda + pinch of salt
  12. poppy seeds to top
Instructions
  1. First grind almonds and oats in a food processor.
  2. My food processor does not blend the almonds to a powder, but this texture gives a nice feel to the cake.
  3. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and blend well.
  4. Pour into a cake tin and sprinkle some poppy seeds on top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 160 °C.
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