Dried figs are excellent source of minerals like calcium,copper,potassium,iron and many more. In fact they tastes fantabulous in shakes,in bakes or just add them in salads. Although dried figs are available throughout the year, we get them abundantly during the xmas time here.Dried figs are sweet and often eaten as a favourite snack between meals. Adding dried figs into your daily diet can help you to keep your body's everyday nutrient needs. If you have a sweet tooth instead of consuming extra fat, just munch these dried beauties,am sure they are the prefect treat for your sweet tooth since they are sweet and low in fat.
I have prepared a homemade dried figs puree with some leftover dried figs, which i used in this cake along with banana and walnuts.Since my theme of this week's blogging marathon is eggless cakes, i baked this cake few days back for this theme,we enjoyed thoroughly this healthy and very nutty super moist cake. Banana puree and dried figs puree both works wonder together and we loved this cake when its was still warm. Walnut brings the nuttiess to this cake, obviously this cake is an incredible snack time cake. If you have some leftover dried figs, do give a try to this fantastic cake since this cake is butterless,eggless and sugarless as i used honey instead of sugar.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#33.Sending this cake to my event Healthy Diet - Fat Free Recipes guest host by Dhanish.Sending to Srivalli's Cake Mela.
Dried figs puree: Cook a cup of dried figs with enough in a vessel until they turns soft.
Keep aside for an hour and grind it as fine paste, dried figs puree is ready.
2cups All purpose flour
1+1/2tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Baking soda
1/2cup Dried figs puree
1/2cup Banana puree
1tsp Vanilla extract
1/2cup Walnuts (roughly chopped)
a pinch Salt
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Sieve the flour,cornflour with baking powder,baking soda and keep aside.
Take the dried figs puree,banana puree, oil, honey,vanilla extract in an another bowl,mix well until everything gets well mixed.
Now slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, dont overmix the batter.
Gently fold in the chopped walnuts and pour the cake batter in a greased round baking pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Cool it completely and dust generously with confectioner's sugar.
Enjoy warm with your cup of tea.
Personally i loved this cake when they were still warm.