My Healthy Cake
I needed a healthy cake that was chock full of anti-inflammatory ingredients. It needed to be gluten free, low carb, GMO free, dairy free, full of goodness and delicious.
With the requirements above, it is a fairly restricted diet and I am determined not to feel deprived or have a poor me attitude. This healthy cake is awesome and I certainly do not feel hard done by.
Healthy cake ingredients
The following amounts are to make two loaf size cakes
Where possible I use certified Organic products.
1 cup of all-purpose gluten free flour (Check it at IHerb)
2 cups almond flour (Check it at IHerb)
1/4 cup of psyllium husks
2 good teaspoons of baking powder
Spices to taste – I use ground cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
8 tablespoons of soft coconut oil
4 tablespoons of Zero and a tiny amount of Stevia
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds (See it at IHerb)
1/2 cup of Linseed seeds (whole, not ground)
1/4 cup of chia seeds (See it at IHerb)
1 green apple chopped
1 cup of raisins (sultanas)
Extra liquid may be water, or coconut milk or almond milk
Healthy Cake Method
Grease two loaf pans
In a bowl place the chopped apple, sultanas, seeds and spices. Mix the spices through the fruit.
Beat the eggs, coconut oil, zero, and baking powder.
Mix the flours and psyllium and add to the egg mix.
Now add the fruit, seeds, and spices.
Add extra liquid if needed, it is a fairly stiff batter.
Rest the mix for a few minutes as the psyllium and chia will soak up moisture.
You may need to add a little more liquid.
Divide the mixture between the two pans and cook in a moderate oven for around 40 minutes. After 30 minutes use a skewer to test the cake, leave longer if needed. Don’t overcook it or it will dry out too much.
After the cake is removed from the oven and cooled a little, run a knife around the edge and remove from the loaf pan.
An alternative flour
– is to use 1 and 1/4 cups of coconut flour instead of the almond flour.
- This mix will absorb quite a bit more moisture.
- It is less expensive than almond flour.
- It has a little more carbohydrate but the fat content is healthier and less inflammatory.
This healthy cake is delicious hot or cold, of course you can’t go wrong adding a spoonful of nut cream or spreading a slice of cake with some grass fed salt-free butter if you can have dairy.
How to heat a couple of slices to have with your tea or coffee.
Cut the slices of cake and lay them on foil, then pour a teaspoon of water across each slice.
Now enclose the cake in the foil and heat in the oven until it is hot to touch.
Even if the cake is a week old, by doing this it will taste like it has just been cooked.
Nutritious Healthy Cake
A brief overview of the health benefits in some ingredients –
Walnuts and Pecans – in that yummy nut cream
They are powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, support cardiac, supports weight loss. Read more at Global Healing Center.
Coconut Oil – so much is written about the goodness of coconut oil from increasing metabolism to its anti-inflammatory properties especially combined with spices.
Chia Seeds – are also described as powerful antioxidants, with balanced omega 3 and omega 6. Beneficial for heart health, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and of course anti-inflammatory.
Flaxseeds – Omega 3’s, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants with a wide range of healthy benefits.
Sunflower Seeds – rich in Vitamin E making them great for anti-inflammatory and cardio health.
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