Fat and Sugar Free Healthy Cake

“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).”
1hr 50mins
1 loaf

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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