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Buckwheat Banana Mini Bundt Cakes

These mini, cinnamon and cardamom spiced, bundt cakes are so moist – even though they don’t have a smidge of butter in them!

Buckwheat Banana Mini Bundt Cakes

These are my first ever, gluten free mini Bundt cakes! Actually, these are my first ever Bundt cakes period.

I didn’t think I was a Bundt cake making gal – even though I ate many a slice anyone happened to pass onto me! Then, last summer, I found myself on the guest list for a cooking demo hosted by Macy’s to celebrate their 100th anniversary – with a menu put-together and pre-pared by chef Marc Forgione.

Not only was I excited about tasting Marc Forgione’s creations, but, when I got to the event, I was given a goody bag with a gift certificate to use at Macy’s among all other knick knacks.

Buckwheat Banana Mini Bundt Cakes

And, yet another one of the perks of that night was that everyone got Marc Forgione’s cookbook to take home with them – so long as they made a purchase at Macy’s using the gift certificate in the goody bags.

Well, I browsed and browsed, and the only thing I could think to get was a mini Bundt cake pan from Macy’s housewares section.

After I brought that pan home, it must have sat on my kitchen counter for over a month before I finally put it to use.

Buckwheat Banana Mini Bundt Cakes

I had planned on making some Buckwheat Banana Muffins, but, after staring at that mini Bundt pan, I figured, why not turn those muffins into mini Bundts?!

I ended up tweaking that muffin recipe a tad bit. In this recipe, I use coconut oil in its solid state, and “creamed” it with brown sugar – much like you would with butter.

I also used buckwheat flour in this which makes these Mini Buckwheat Banana Bundt Cakes gluten free as well.

Buckwheat Banana Mini Bundt Cakes

These Mini Buckwheat Banana Bundt Cakes turned out so moist – my daughter and I enjoyed these mini Bundts with our afternoon tea, which has become a bit of a ritual at our home when we have a free evening – and hope y’all will too!

This recipe first appeared on FoodFanatic – please make sure to check out FoodFanatic for more delicious recipes and meal ideas!

Buckwheat Banana Mini Bundt Cakes

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Ben Maclain

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

Oh, these buckwheat banana mini cakes are die for (Preferably, not literally haha), Shashi! Somehow buckwheat flour and bananas amazingly work together (If you haven't tried buckwheat banana pancakes with a little maple syrup drizzle...well I don't know what you are waiting for). I do love the addition of cardamom here - must be divine!

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Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Gosh, these look beautiful Shashi.

And that icing oh I bet it's so delicious. :-)

Shashi

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Thanks so much Neil - yes - spices made that icing so delicious! Hoping you are having a wonderful week!

GiGi Eats

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

GAH! Recipes like this make me wish I could eat ALLLLLL the things!

Shashi

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Girrrl - I've been following your IG and you do sure eat ALLL the things - though maybe not this sort of ALLL things!

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

These little mini bundts are just beautiful Shashi. Love them. I've never made mini-bundts myself. Guess I'll have to get myself over to Macy's pronto for one of these pans. I've always wanted a mini-bundt pan and a donut baking pan. These mini cakes would be perfect for sharing. If you're the sharing type. Ha ha. I'm not the sharing type so much, but I know you are, because of what my mailman brought me. Still thinking about your cookies we devoured very quickly here! What a treat. Hard to believe these bundts have no butter. Amazing my friend. Have a great week! XO

Shashi

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Haha -Allie - usually, am not the sharing type - ut then souls come into my life that I cannot help sharing with - gosh! So corny - right?! Thanks so much sweet friend! Looking forward to meeting ya in a month-ish!

Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

I love mini bundt cakes, they're super cute, and look so delicious! It also feels like you're not sharing, too ;) These banana cakes look absolutely scrumptious!

Shashi

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Thanks so much Marsha! And, thanks for stopping by :)