Healthy Snack Cake Recipes

When people say “healthy snacks,” cakes would be the last thing to pop your mind. Cakes are often imagined as a guilty pleasure for those who can’t keep their hands off their sweet, chewy goodness, which is unfortunately loaded with calories.

If you have a sweet tooth like me but also have a resolve to eat a diet that’s healthy for you, I have some incredible healthy snack cake recipes that will blow your mind.

While more people today are pretty health-conscious, it’s not hard to find some healthy alternatives for sugar, flour, chocolate, and dairy in your pantry.

These healthy snack cake recipes are a quick fix to your sweet cravings and will leave you guilt-free as they are all under 150 calories per slice.

Healthy Snack Cake Recipes

So, please take out your mixing bowls and spatulas, and don’t forget your aprons because we are baking some cakes today!

Healthy Peanut Butter Snack Cake

The highlight of this wholesome peanut butter snack cake is how simple it is to make.

Simply mix all ingredients in a mixer, pour into an 8×8 baking pan, and bake for 20 minutes.

Serve it simple, with yogurt or drizzled with chocolate.

You can even dollop extra peanut butter on top if you’re a peanut butter fiend like me! However, that may be overkill.

What You’ll Need

  • Oatmeal flour (You can also make your own by blending some dried oats in a blender until a flour texture is reached)
  • Pure peanut butter(Look for one that contains no added sugar or oil.)
  • Maple syrup
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Milk of choice
  • Baking powder
  • Natural coconut oil
  • Chocolate chips(sugar-free)
  • Salt

You’ll also need a mixing bowl, rubber spatula, hand mixer, and an 8×8-inch baking pan to simplify things.

Healthy Peanut Butter Snack Cake Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line an 8-inch baking tray with parchment.
  • If necessary, make your oat flour and set it aside. You’ll need one ¼ cup of flour.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of maple syrup, two eggs, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and ¼ cup of almond milk. Mix everything until it’s smooth.
  • Mix in the oat flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and two pinches of salt. Avoid over-mixing.
  • Toss in chocolate chips or additional ingredients, such as almonds or dried fruit, if desired.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Insert a toothpick to ensure the snack cake is baked perfectly. Let the cake bake for an additional 4-6 minutes if necessary.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool before slicing and serving.

Healthy Chocolate Banana Snack Cake

Who doesn’t love a gooey, chewy chocolate cake? Chocolate and healthiness, all in one delicious snack cake? That, my dear, is pure bliss!

This delicious chocolate banana snack cake is quick and easy to make. It’s Fat, low sugar, whole grain, and incredibly tasty!

I know you’re drooling right now. Let’s start with the recipe, shall we?

What You’ll Need

Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe

  • Set the oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Coat an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray or cover it with parchment paper. Place aside.
  • Blend in 1 cup mashed bananas, three tablespoons of honey, one large egg, and 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt until smooth and thoroughly mixed (using a blender or immersion blender).
  • In a large mixing bowl, add 1 1/2 cups of oat flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, one teaspoon baking powder,1/2 teaspoon baking soda, one teaspoon cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  • Stir in the banana mixture until evenly blended.
  • Incorporate 1/2 cup of unsweetened chocolate chips.
  • Smooth the top of the batter into the lined baking pan.
  • Sprinkle some more chocolate chips if you like.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or check with a toothpick; the cake is ready if it comes out clean!

Chunky Apple Snack Cake

If you don’t like chocolate cakes or are looking for something slightly less sweet, this chunky apple snack cake is for you. The tropical, citrusy tinge of apple is beautifully balanced with the bitter-sweet flavor of pecans.

This wholesome cake is not a snack; it’s a wholesome meal. You can have it for lunch or enjoy it as a dessert with a scoop of low-fat, low-calorie ice cream.

What You’ll Need

Chunky Apple Snack Cake Recipe

  • Set the oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Coat a 13×9 baking panwith cooking spray or cover it with parchment paper. Place aside.
  • Take a large mixing bowl and beat two large eggs with six tablespoons of melted butter, 1/2 cup maple syrup, two tablespoons of Stevia, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
  • Take another bowl and mix 2 cups of flour, two teaspoons of ground cinnamon, one teaspoon of baking soda and powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • Now pour in the egg mixture and fold in the dry ingredient. Don’t over-mix the batter and mix until a thick batter is formed.
  • Now add 4 cups of shredded apples and 3/4 cup of chopped pecans.
  • Transfer the cake batter to the lined baking tray and bake.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack in the pan.

Our Final Thought

Who doesn’t love cakes? And it’s a win-win when you can have your favorite dessert that is wholesome and doesn’t mess up your calorie count. These healthy snack cake recipes are tried and tested and are safe to binge on when you’re on a healthy diet.

They taste even better than the original recipes with healthier substitute ingredients, and you can easily enjoy them with your kids and family.

The quantities are based on a ratio and can be adjusted according to your needs. I hope you love and enjoy baking and eating them as much as I did.