Ripe bananas, dates, and milk give this no sugar tea time cake its tender, moist crumb and delicious, natural sweetness. Toasted sesame, flax seeds add an extra crunch and texture. Soft and moist eggless Whole Wheat Dates Banana Tea Time Cake is a perfect partner with a hot cup of tea.
Mix up your baking game by baking with dates. Yes, Dates are the best natural sweetener because they are loaded with fiber and essential minerals, like calcium and iron. Dates are a sweet and nourishing food from the dates palm tree, it is also known as “khajoor” in India, “tawarikh” in Arabic, “daibino” in Nigeria, and “palmier” in French.
Dates are mostly consumed in the middle east as part of their staple diet because of the high nutritional values. A fresh date is a drupe fruit with a fleshy outer part surrounded with a shell of hardened endocarp, consisting of seed inside. They are cylindrically oval with fleshy pericarp and varies in color, from bright red to bright yellow and brown when dried. I love to use dates not only in baking but in making chutneys or dip, sweets, my favorite no sugar filling for gujiya.
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I bake with whole-wheat flour as much as possible. It has almost four times more fiber than all-purpose flour and provides more potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Baking is a science-not all baked goods are ideal candidates for whole-wheat, but if you experiment, you’ll find many recipes just as delicious with whole-wheat flour. I have been baking from the last 9 years with whole wheat flour. Each time results are awesome and delicious.
Whole-wheat flour, as implied, is made up of the whole wheat kernel—endosperm, bran, and germ. Because of this, it has a higher protein content than all-purpose (up to 15 percent), as well as more fiber, nutrients, and flavor. Because the bran and germ get in the way of gluten formation, whole-wheat flour has a bad rap for making baked goods dense and stodgy.
No Sugar Dates Banana Cake | Whole Wheat Dates Banana Tea Time Cake | No Egg, No Butter, No All Purpose Flour, No Sugar
This cake is super moist made with dates, banana, toasted sesame, and flax seeds in every bite. The darker, softer, and blacker the better. Super-ripe bananas are easier to mash so you can get a nice uniform texture. The banana puree blends in with the other ingredients and bakes a perfect no sugar cake.
Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup
Seedless & Chopped Dates – 10
Seedless Dates – 14
Milk – 3/4 cup
Banana – 1
Oil – 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds & flax seeds – 1/4 cup each + 2 tbsp each (For topping)
A pinch of salt
- Soak dates in 3/4 cup of warm milk for 20 minutes.
- Dry Ingredients: Sieve whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda with a pinch of salt. Add chopped dates, sesame seeds, flax seeds and mix them well.
- Wet Ingredients: Now in a grinder add soaked dates with milk (Use the same milk in which dates are soaked), banana, oil. Grind the mixture until smooth.
- Now mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients well.
- Put prepared batter into a greased square pan. Sprinkle topping (sesame and flax seeds) over batter and with help of spatula press nuts gently.
- Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
- Put the pan into the preheated pressure cooker and bake it for 1 hour.
- You can add 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
- Baking time may vary.
- If Baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 60 minutes. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
Pressure Cooker Method:
Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it by sprinkling whole wheat flour over greased surface evenly. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin.
- Use a baking tin of 6 inches in diameter, so that it can easily get into the pressure cooker.
- Use a 5-liter pressure cooker. It should be big enough to hold the baking pan.
- Baking Tin should be made of Aluminium.
- If baking tin comes into direct contact with the base of the pressure cooker, it can burn ( overbake ) the cake. So use pressure cooker container which has big holes in it or any aluminum small stand.
- No gasket and whistle are needed. Remove them before baking.
- Don’t add water to the pressure cooker.
How To Bake In A Pressure Cooker?
- Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes.
- Use sea salt or sand as a layer inside a cooker. Put a steel stand on a layer of salt or sand. Now put the cake tin containing the cake batter ( Do not put water inside the pressure cooker).
- Close the pressure cooker lid and do not put the whistle on the lid. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) from the lid. Lower the flame after 2 minutes.
- Let it bake for 60 minutes on low flame. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the cake is done. If batter still sticks to knife then again bake for another 10 minutes. Do not open the lid immediately.
- Eggless pressure cake is ready.