We’ve had so many questions about Arlo’s healthy-ish smash cake recipe, that I figured it was time for a post! I scoured the web and pinterest, and the one I found here is by far my favorite! Here is my adaptation based on what ingredients we had in the house.
*Quick note – the recipe below is enough to fill one 6″ round. The cake above was made with TWO 6″ round pans so we doubled the recipe.
4 or 5 ripe bananas
1/2 cup natural no sugar added applesauce
3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cups whole wheat flour (we used coconut flour)
3/4 cup all purpose flour – this recipe called for oat flour (grind rolled oats in blender, then measure) – but ain’t nobody got time for that
In a separate large bowl, mix the flours, baking soda, and cinnamon together.
Add the mashed bananas, applesauce, coconut oil, and vanilla to the flour mixture. Mix just until incorporated.
Coat your pan with oil.
Spread the batter into the bottom of the pans.
Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness.
Cool the cakes before frosting. If you used the 8″ or 9″ pan, then use an overturned smaller bowl to cut out small cake rounds.
Healthy No Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting
*dislaimer – I didn’t have the best luck with this particular frosting, but you might. Even cooled, and blended with a hand mixer, I couldn’t get the cheese smooth, and the frosting was very runny. If I did it again I would use less apple juice concentrate OR I would use the second frosting option below it.
1 cup (8 ounces) cream cheese
1/2 cup (4 ounces) no sugar added apple juice concentrate
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Soften the cream cheese.
Whisk the cream cheese with the apple juice concentrate and vanilla extract until creamy.
When Simple Truth asked us to try out some of their goodies with some crrraazy coupon deals, I really considered making a salad. Really I thought it through down to the dressing….but not for long. I found myself in the frozen food aisle, staring at the cutest little containers of organic ice cream, and I knew I needed to change plans.
So we had the cutest ice cream party methinks the world has ever seen. We tried Simple Truth’s Strawberry and Vanilla, and they were both scrumptious. I ended up eating the vanilla straight out of the container. And the pouches, Arlo cannot get enough of their Greek Yogurt.
Disclosure: We received samples from Simple Truth Organics in order to share our opinion about their products, but this isn’t a sponsored post. All opinions are our own.
Listen, I have no problem with traditional boy nurseries in navy blues, and masculine wood, but in my opinion, baby boys can be FABULOUS too. Which is why, we decided to get a little crrrazy with Arlo’s nursery. So we added lots of coppery gold accents in the sputnik chandy, shimmery copper jazz pots to hold babies first succulent, little dashes of blush pink and pale minty greens, and of course a white and glittery gold unicorn. Lets see how far we’ve come, shall we? From under the sea nightmare….
Just a few little teasers before the reveal next week. Something tells me, I may have completely restyled these again, but as of now here’s where we stand:)
Final week!! We will (hopefully) by the end of next week have some full room shots to show you, along with a very, very lengthy source list. Believe me, with a babe and busy 5 year old, keeping any room photo ready takes a modern miracle to occur. In love with this nursery, and just tickled pink (and blue) to share it!