Fat and Sugar Free Healthy Cake

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by bbgrl79ca

This recipe was originally posted on www.fatfree.com by Berenice Goelzer. It was developed for a special diet where one cannot mix carbohydrates and fats. Moreover, sugar is forbidden. However, complex carbohydrates are allowed (nothing refined).

Top Review by Ant Shaw

This cake was really healthy tasting and a satisfying/ filling and guilt free snack. I added Stevia powder for extra sweetness (natural sugar substitute). I would recommend storing the cake in the fridge to keep it for longer.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups low-fat buttermilk (may be 1 low - 0% fat yogurt plus skimmed milk to complete 1-1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (not refined or instant)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 12 cup oat bran or 12 cup natural bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 34-1 cup chopped prune (can mix with raisins, and even put more if you like sweeter)
  • 1 banana, very ripe well mashed (or about 100 g - 3 oz of unsweetened apple sauce, or pureed prunes)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 18 cup honey (N.B. Those who wish a sweeter cake may add) (optional)


  1. Place the oatmeal and the buttermilk in a bowl (a bit in advance so the oats soften)- mix well Add dried fruit.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mix very well- the mashed banana (or apple sauce, or pureed prunes), last Pour batter (it is quite solid, like for muffins) in a 9 inch, or 23 cm, non-stick loaf pan; sprinkle with oat flakes and let it rest in the pan for 20 minutes (before baking) Bake in preheated oven- 350ºF or 180ºC for 1 hour to 1 hr 10 mins (really depends on the oven).

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