Baking, Desserts, Vegan, Vegetarian

Banana Peel & Chickpea Cake

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Mini Multi-Cooker OP100
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 25 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 10 people

Banana Peel & Chickpea Cake

This zero waste Banana Peel and Chickpea Cake is packed full of nutritious ingredients. Suitable for those on a gluten-free or vegan diet.


For the cake

  • 500ml cold water
  • 2 tbsp milled chia or flax seed
  • 90ml cold water
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 150g chickpea flour (gram/besan flour)
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 115g coconut sugar
  • 50g coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch sea salt
  • 120ml nut or oat milk
  • 3 bananas

For the icing

  • 80g coconut butter
  • 80ml freshly boiled water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch sea salt
  • A handful walnut pieces (to decorate)
  • A handful banana chips (to decorate)

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Peel the bananas and remove the woody ends from the peels. Add the peels to the cooking pot along with 500ml cold water.

  • Step 2

    Ensure the pressure valve is set to the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE, HI, and set the time to 8 minutes. Once cooking is complete release the pressure manually.

  • Step 3

    Whilst the banana skins are cooking stir together the milled flax and water and set to one side.

  • Step 4

    Combine the remaining ingredients, except for the nut milk, into a food processor and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides between blends if needed.

  • Step 5

    Add the cooked banana skins and flax mixture and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed.

  • Step 6

    Line the base of the Ninja 21.5cm Round Baking Tin then pour in the batter.

  • Step 7

    Insert crisper plate into the unit and close the lid. Select BAKE/ROAST, temperature 170°C, and time to 23 minutes.

  • Step 8

    Allow the unit to pre-heat for 5 minutes then carefully place the cake tin into the unit. Cook for 15-18 minutes then remove from the unit. Leave to cool in tin before turning out.

  • Step 9

    Once the cake is cool blend together the icing ingredients in a bullet style blender and pour on top. Add the decorations if you wish then leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.


    This cake can be stored for up to 1 week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.