Blueberry & Cardamom Banana Cake (vegan & gluten-free recipe)


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This is a Scandinavian-influenced banana bread that thinks it's a cake, with optional naturally-coloured and flavoured blueberry glaze. Gluten-free, vegan and lower in sugar, my blueberry and cardamom banana cake is a delightfully soft and squidgy breakfast cake or healthy snack.This is a Scandinavian-influenced banana bread that thinks it’s a cake, with optional naturally-coloured and flavoured blueberry glaze. Gluten-free, vegan and lower in sugar, my blueberry and cardamom banana cake is a delightfully soft and squidgy breakfast cake or healthy snack.

For years I have had a not-so-secret crush on cardamom.  Although I enjoy savouring the superlative pearl sugar-topped cardamom buns served at Scandinavian-style bakeries, I usually settle for a low-effort swirl of ground cardamom in my morning porridge. Or, if I am being a bit fancy, my Immune-Boosting Porridge – especially if coughs and sneezes are doing the rounds.

It’s not only me who rates this underused (at least in the UK and US) spice. In countries as polar opposite as Sweden and India, cardamom is a favoured natural flavour. For those of you who haven’t tasted or smelled cardamom, it can best be described as having a distinct sweet, warm…

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