Healthy 1st birthday smash cake!

I love the idea of a smash cake- who doesn’t want to see a cute baby covered in frosting! But we are trying to avoid sugar as much as possible at this age. I wanted to make a healthy smash cake for my city babes first birthday since he had not had any sugar yet. I made a sugar free banana bread with whole wheat flour and a Greek yogurt peanut butter frosting. I also had a regular cake for the adults although everyone like the healthy cake too! Use whatever cake pan you want instead of a bread loaf. I used a 6 inch round pan and put the leftover batter in a mini cake pans. Here is the recipe:


• ⅓ cup melted coconut oil

• ½ cup honey or maple syrup

• 2 eggs

• 1 cup mashed bananas

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• ½ teaspoon salt

• ½ teaspoon cinnamon

• 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• ¼ cup hot water


1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease pan.

2 In a large bowl, beat oil and honey together. Add eggs and beat well.

3 Stir in bananas and vanilla, then stir in the salt and cinnamon. Lastly, stir in the flour, just until combined.

4 Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then mix briefly into batter until it is evenly distributed. Spread batter into the greased pan.

5 Sprinkle with cinnamon and swirl with a toothpick or the tip of a butter knife for a pretty marbled effect.

6 Bake for 55 to 65 minutes.

For the frosting I just mixed a cup of Greek yogurt with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and beat it with a mixer. Not the prettiest color but yummy!