This recipe is dedicated to my sister. Ana, She is a constant in my life. I was 13 when she was born and I wasn’t even sure if I was happy or not… I had spent all my early years asking for a little brother or sister that never arrived, to have someone to play with when I was so lonely. And then, when I was going to start at high school, (it was the 90’s) with my friends, and we were already going out on our own to the cinema, to parties and such, she came… sudenly that little sister.. and she was soooo cute!!!
She used to sleep in my bed every night, she was literally always with me, and the little time my friends were coming over to visit me at home, and she was not allowed in my room, she will stay outside kicking my bedroom’s door, claiming to be in (she got in eventually).
Now we are two grown up women, still one is 13 years older than the other, each one with her life and problems or happy moments, but we stayed always together. When the destiny (and the crisis) took me to England in the search of a better life, she also followed me there (asked by me), but, unfortunatelly, she hasn’t been able to walk this new path with me that’s taking me to Chile 🙁
I am so gratefull for the technologies that make so easy to keep in touch daily, but still is not the same… I don’t have her by my side to talk, cry, laugh, go shopping, having a pain au chocolat in the afternoon watching youtube tutorials or whatever we fancied…
So I though I was needing a healthy recipe to name after her, in her honour. And because she loves everything with apple and banana, I think this is the perfect recipe for her. I know she won’t cook it, because she hasn’t embraced the healthy eating in the same way as me, althogh she is doing much better now than years ago, but she will understand the relation, and, to me, it will be enough to think about her every time I cook this cake.
I love you, @Phampyk!!
P.S. This amazing blog is all designed and supported by her, so thanks!! From the bottom of my heart :*
Here is the recipe 🙂
- 1 cup wholegrain flour(160gr)
- 1 cup plain flour (160gr)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cinammon or vanilla (to taste)
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 mashed ripe banana
- 1/2 cup oats milk (125ml)
- 1/4 cup agave syrup (65ml)
- 1/4 cup sunflower oil (65ml)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 15 ml apple cider vinegar
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat the oven at 180° and prepare the baking tin you'll use.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and then add the "moist" ingredientes one each time (mashed banana, oil, oats milk and syrup) but the vinegar, which will be added in the last minute.
- Mix everything well.
- Add the apples diced in small pieces (brunoise)
- Finally add the vinegar and combine well.
- Pour in your baking tin, sprinkle with a little brown sugar (which will give you a crunchy sweet crust on top) and bake in the centre or your oven, until poking it with a knife, this comes out clean.
- And enjoy! 🙂
- You can change the flavours and fruit in this cake as long as you don't avoid the banana, because this is acting as the eggs should.