The banana nut cake is a very popular item found at every other home and usually available at the bakery. The total calories present in the banana nut cake may vary depending upon the size and shape of the cake. The banana nut cake does not contain any yeast in it and is extremely dense and moist with some sweetness in its taste. The banana nut cake is prepared at home as well as in different bakeries and the recipe of this cake combines various ingredients such as crushed bananas, baking powder, walnuts, butter, granulated sugar adding some flour to it, eggs and some amount of milk or you can also add buttermilk instead of milk.
One slice of the banana nut cake contains usually 170-200 calories. Out of the total calories, 6-8 grams of fat is present in a slice of banana nut cake, 13-20 grams of sugar, 2-3 grams of proteins, and a good amount of carbohydrates. These carbohydrates are comprised of the simple carbohydrates and the complex carbohydrates boosting your energy to a great extent. The walnuts present in the banana nut cake contain the fatty acids such as omega-3 which is extremely beneficial for the heart as well as your brain.
There are various benefits of having the banana nut cake which includes boosting your health of your heart and your nerves due to the high content of potassium found in the bananas. Banana also enhances the mood and is extremely rich in vitamin B6 and fiber. A slice of banana nut cake provides you around 4% of the total iron recommended for the body and 2% of it required by the body.
You should not consume excess of the banana nut cake due the fats present in it that can make you overweight and give way to various heart diseases, blood pressure problems and diabetes.