Earlier this week we celebrated a birthday, shamrock style. We wrapped it all up with this wonderful coconut banana chocolate chip snack cake, as requested by the birthday girl. It's an easy, no fuss snack cake, packed with flavour,
Coconut Banana Chia Chocolate Snack Cake
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup milk (dairy, almond, soy, rice...whatever!)
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet would be good too)
3/4 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
Cream together the mashed bananas, eggs, chia seeds, brown sugar, milk, vanilla, and coconut oil. Make sure the coconut oil is well distributed, small lumps are OK. Let the wet ingredients sit for 10 min to allow the chia seeds to absorb some of the moisture.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk dry ingredients into wet ingredients until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips and coconut until evenly distributed. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before slicing.
Oh, and a little something to honour the first day of Spring. I'm so crafty.