Passover Recipes

Banana Nut Coffee Cake

Celebrate Passover with a delicious cake made with matzo meal.

Banana Nut Coffee Cake recipe


  • 6 tablespoons matzo cake meal*
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 small)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8 inch round cake pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, stir cake meal, potato starch and nutmeg until well mixed; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup of the sugar until stiff, but not dry, peaks form.
  3. In another small bowl, beat egg yolks slightly. Gradually beat in remaining 1/4 cup sugar on medium speed about 5 minutes or until mixture is thick, lemon-colored and forms a ribbon when beaters are lifted. Stir in bananas, oil and lemon peel.
  4. Fold banana mixture into beaten egg whites.
  5. Sift half of cake meal mixture over batter; gently fold in.
  6. Sift and fold in remaining cake meal mixture. Fold in walnuts. Spoon batter into sprayed pan, smoothing top.
  7. Bake for 25 to 27 minutes or until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen from sides of pan with metal spatula; turn out onto cooling rack. Cool completely.
  8. To serve, cut into wedges; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Prep: 20 min | Total: 50 min | Yield: 6 servings


High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) No change.

* If matzo cake meal is unavailable, process matzo meal in food processor bowl with metal blade until very fine.


Per serving: Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 70mg; Sodium 30mg; Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 20g); Protein 4g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 0%; Iron 4%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker - © 2010 ®/TM General Mills

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