This cake is packed full of nourishing ingredients that are kind to your body! Bananas are a rich source of potassium, zucchinis are low in calories, contain no saturated fat, and are packed full of minerals and vitamins. Oats are very high in fiber and they're gluten-free! It's topped with a creamy cashew icing that's so good, it might now even make it onto the cake from all the taste-testing.

Zucchini Banana Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



For the Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 5 very ripe bananas
  • 1 large grated zucchini (about half a cup)
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons apple sauce (see Notes)
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 handful raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 handful chopped raw almonds or other nuts

For the Citrus Cashew Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked 3-4 hours
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder


  1. Preheat oven to 355°F.
  2. Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl, add in maple syrup, zucchini (when grated, make sure you squeeze out the water with your hands), orange zest, coconut oil, cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla, raisins, and nuts, and stir well.
  3. Place oats in a blender and blend into flour, add into the bowl with wet ingredients, add in applesauce, and stir until combined.
  4. Line your cake pan or bread tin with baking paper and place in oven for 50 minutes.
  5. When it's done, take out and leave in pan for half an hour.
  6. Meanwhile, add all icing ingredients in the blender and blend until creamy and cover the top of the cake with icing.


To make 1/2 cup apple sauce, peel skin off two Pink Lady apples, take out the core and chop up into squares. In a saucepan, bring to boil a small amount of water and add in apples. Simmer on a low heat for about 15 mins or until very soft. Drain out water and blend it up.


Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 3011 | Total Carbs: 477 g | Total Fat: 108 g | Total Protein: 58 g | Total Sodium: 1377 g | Total Sugar: 241 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.