Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 45 Mins

Ragi / Finger Millet is a popularly known millet to many of us. Ragi has immense amount of goodness with it . Being rich in fibre, it helps in controlling diabetes, weightloss and help reduce cholesterol levels. Ragi is immensely rich in calcium and is a great coolant for this hot summer. From Idli, Dosas, Theplas and porridges, Ragi is consumed widely.

Being gluten free, I made this healthy Ragi Banana Cake that can be made with easily available ingredients. I have used jaggery powder to make it more healthy to avoid refined sugars. This Cake uses quarter cup of oil and yogurt making it a low calorie version. Try this very tasty Gluten Free Ragi Banana Cake and enjoy a slice with some hot cup of coffee or Tea.

Click on the links for millet recipes : Foxtail Millet Uthappam, Barnyard Millet Idli , Sorghum Dosa , Pearlmillet Paniyaram 


0/10 Ingredients
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0/6 Instructions
  • Add one teaspoon of flax powder to a bowl and mix it with three teaspoons of water. Set aside for 15 mins to form a gel.
  • In a wide bowl, add three ripe bananas, 3/4 cup of powdered jaggery, half a teaspoon of cardamom powder, quarter cup of vegetable oil. Whisk them together to form a smooth, creamy mixture.
  • In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients together. Add one and a half cup of Ragi flour, one cup of powdered oats, half a teaspoon of salt, one teaspoon of baking powder. Combine all of them together.
  • Combine the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold them together. Add yogurt and make them into a batter.
  • Line a parchment paper to a Cake pan. Grease them with butter or oil. Transfer the cake batter to the pan and spread. Garnish with chopped Walnuts. Tap to remove air pockets.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for 25 mins until done. Bring to room temperature. Slice and serve with hot coffee or tea.


  • I have used gluten -free Oats to make this recipe. You can use regular Oats too.
  • Instead of jaggery powder, you can also use coconut sugar, turbidano sugar or any healthy form of sugar you like.
  • Replace cooking oil with butter in case you like rich tasting cake.
  • The bananas I used were very ripe, hence I required only 3/4th cup of jaggery powder for the cake. Adjust jaggery powder based on your bananas.

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