Delicious quinoa, banana and almond cake recipe

There’s no pleasure without pain, right? Wrong! And this yummy cake made with nutritious natural ingredients is living proof.

Made completely with natural sugars, it means you can enjoy a sweet treat without the guilt as well as boosting your wellbeing at the same time. Hurray!

Yoga instructor and nutritionist, Jo Dombernowsky, has just published her first cookbook. Jo teaches and prepares all the menus at our popular Pilates and yoga retreat in Fuerteventura. Jo is a firm believer in not having to sacrifice good taste for good health.

Serves 10-12


  • 150ml quinoa
  • 300ml water
  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed with a fork)
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp clove
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 75g oat flour
  • A handful of dates, chopped
  • A handful of figs, chopped
  • A handful of almonds, chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped


1. Cook the quinoa for approximately 15 minutes, until the water is absorbed. Set aside to cool down.

2. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.

3. Combine the eggs, agave syrup, oil and bananas in a mixing bowl and whisk.

4. Add the quinoa, oat flour, spices and mix well.

5. Add the apple, dates, figs, almonds and stir.

6. Add the baking soda and stir gently.

7. Grease a baking tray and pour in the mixture.

8. Bake in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes.

Serving suggestions

Enjoy warm out of the oven with a lovely cup of the herbal tea of your choice. And relax!

Feeling inspired to make other healthy treats? Ever tried making a cake with beetroot?! Here’s Jo’s recipe for healthy beetroot chocolate cake.