healthier banana walnut bundt cake

banana walnut bundt cake

Let’s make this banana walnut bundt cake a tad bit healthier with just a few ingredients! Check out how this happens. Best cake ever!

Banana Cake Recipes

Banana cake recipes are abundant. Finding a banana cake recipe that infuses some really healthy ingredients in it that help ramp up the nutritional value is tougher. 

You might want to take a look at my gluten free banana cake recipe if that’s part of your quest. 

Healthy Banana Recipes

Bananas are healthy. But finding healthy banana recipes that include the word cookie, cake or pie, well, that might be a challenge!

You might also like this English Banana Bread recipe! I have several more that will help you repurpose those browning bananas!

Healthy Banana Cake

Seems that so many of us are looking for ways to make our eating habits just a little healthier. And, that quest for healthiness includes our desserts. Yes, our sweets. This banana walnut bundt cake could help assuage the ‘guilt’ factor! Yes, it’s our kind of healthy banana cake. 

Easy Recipes Banana Cake

The key to eating desserts and sweets is to know when to stop eating them. And, not to be indulging day in and day out. Whether you’re looking for easy recipes for banana cake or any type of sweet, it’s important to use what we call, ‘moderation’! 

Make desserts and sweets a privilege and special occasion, not a daily fix. And, that’s a challenge for so many of us. Another way to look at eating desserts is to try to incorporate some nutritional ingredients like I did in this recipe. I could have added some unflavored protein powder, too. However I just might in the next go round.

Cake Mix Banana Cake

There’s also a short cut with this cake. Yes, we’re using a cake mix that helps make the baking go a little faster. I can say that this is one delicious cake! And, I’m not feeling quite as guilty having a nice thick slice!

Healthy Banana Bundt Cake Recipe

It may sound like an oxymorn to say healthy banana bundt cake recipe. And, I’m not sure how ‘healthy’ this banana walnut bundt cake is, but I do know that there are some additional ingredients, chia seeds, ground flax, natural pineapple juice and walnuts, that add some positive nutritional value. Of course, since it’s a banana cake, it’s got some natural sweet from the bananas.

banana walnut bundt cake

banana walnut bundt cake

healthier banana walnut bundt cake

Yield: One Bundt Cake Pan

Let's make this banana walnut bundt cake a tad bit healthier with just a few ingredients! Check out how this happens. Best cake ever!


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 2 slightly ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup oil, vegetable or canola
  • 1 Tbl. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 box (15.25 oz.) cake mix, white or yellow
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut, optional


Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. In a 2-cup measuring cup, whisk together the oil, vanilla and eggs. Blend into the bananas. Add the yogurt. Blend well. Add the cake mix and bring it all together using a hand mixer (about 2 minutes).

Add the pineapple and blend. Add the chia seeds, ground flax, walnuts and coconut and fold in.

Pour into a very well-greased Bundt pan. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean from the center-most part.

Remove the cake to a cooling rack. Flip and release from pan when cool.

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  1. Gayle VanOrder says:

    Do all your banana cake recipes use mixes? So easy to use, flour, baking powder and baking soda and salt to make a cake !

  2. Michelle Esparza says:

    Hello Ally,

    Looks delicious!
    How much greet yogurt and how long should it bake in the oven?

    I just tried making it, without the greek yogurt, it wasn’t in the printed instructions. So I hope it turns out okay. I’m also guessing about 35-45 minutes to bake.

    Thank you so much:))

    ~Michelle Esparza

    1. Michelle! Holleee schmoleee, you’re right, I forgot to add the yogurt ingredient. Just made that edit on the recipe as well as the time, which should be about 50-60 minutes. You’ll use your ‘toothpick’ test. Don’t think the yogurt will make a huge difference, but please let me know. I’m soooooooooooo sorrreee, luv. and, thanks again for the heads up! xoxo ~allly

  3. Lori McLain says:

    I can’t wait to try this! I bet it is really moist and yummy?❤️

    1. Oh, wow! For sure, Lori! Ben said it’s the BEST ever! Of course, he would say that, huh?? xoxoxo

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