Apple Cinnamon Yoghurt Cake
I am going to put it out there & say that this would have to be one of the most delicious, gluten free, health in a tin cakes I have made to date. I’ll be honest- part of me wanted to keep the recipe a secret to use as an incentive for you buy my next impending, but hey, you guys deserve it now! (And it has given me a few new sparkling ideas for the next few baking projects).
There are a few power players in this recipe, such as coconut flour, cinnamon, and Chobani yoghurt (my all-time favourite), but I know you just want to get to the recipe, so here a just a couple of points on why they pack a punch:
Coconut flour, as well as being gluten-free, is also hypoallergenic, so it a great alternative to flours for hyper-sensitive eaters. It is loaded with approx. 1g protein per teaspoon, & tonnes of fiber, and is also high in manganese, which also supports bone health, nervous system function, thyroid health and helps to maintain optimal blood sugar levels.
The benefits of cinnamon cannot be over-exaggerated; this little guy is in my eyes a ‘superfood’. Cinnamon regulates blood sugar levels, reduces LDL cholesterol levels, reduces pain link to arthritis, can assist in stabling & supporting a healthy,m functioning metabolism, and has also been shown to be effective for menstrual pains & infertility!
And finally Chobani yoghurt- quite simply my favourite because it tastes great, has next to nil sugar, and has the highest protein I have found in any other yoghurt!
Study time is up! Let’s get to it!
Time: Approx 15 minutes preparation, 50 mins cooking
1 & 1/2 cups Chobani yoghurt (about 2 small tubs)
1/2 cup olive oil (can substitute with melted coconut oil)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
4 small Pink Lady apples
2 cups buckwheat flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 & 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg, 3 egg whites
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp stevia
1/2 tsp salt
1- Preheat oven to 180c. Grease or line a circular cake tin.
2- Peel & core 3 apples, dicing into 1cm cubes, and put aside.
3- Sift all dry ingredients together in one bowl.
4- Combine all wet ingredients into a separate bowl, mixing well.
5- Add wet & dry ingredients together, and fold through apples. Mixture is not as runny as a usual cake batter, so don’t stress. If you are concerned, you can always add more almond milk. Pour into cake tin.
6- Slice the last apple thinly, and layer on top of the batter. Sprinkle cinnamon on top, or you can make a sugar cinnamon glaze by mixing a dash of water, 1 tsp arrowroot, cinnamon & stevia in a cup and pouring over!
7- Cover with foil, and pop in the oven for 40 minutes. Afterwards, uncover & let bake for a further 10 minutes until golden on top.
8- Place on wire rack, and serve warm.
The great this about this recipe is the cake gets BETTER with age….although there are no preservatives, the apples continue to moisten the cake over a few days, so it doesn’t harden at all- quite the opposite!
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Thankful Thursday: Spiced Apple and Walnut Oatmeal Bake…to die for!
Today’s Thankful Thursday comes in the form of food (my favourite!) & the gratitude I have for the amazingly inspiring people I continue to meet on a day to day basis through Craving Clean.
Craving Clean lovers- meet Sal! Food lover & fitness fanatic, and the creator of the uber-cool website The Fit Foodie. Sal was kind enough to share this recipe with us as it’s one of her personal favourites.
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Now without further a-do…..
Spiced Apple and Walnut Oatmeal Bake
Makes 10 slices
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raw walnut pieces
½ cup sultanas
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract
¼ cup granulated stevia
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups milk (cow, soy, rice all work well)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup dark chocolate chips or carob chips (optional)
3 tablespoons organic coconut oil Method:
- Preheat oven to 180º.
- Core the apple, then cut half into thin slices, and dice the other half.
- In a bowl, whisk egg, vanilla, milk, honey and melted coconut oil with a fork until well combined.
- In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients with diced apple – but exclude apple slices.
- Spray a large baking dish with a little oil, then pour in dry ingredients. Arrange apple slices over the top, then pour over the in milk mix.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until milk mix has solidified, then remove and allow to cool before slicing and serving.
If apples and sultanas aren’t your thing, substitute for raspberries and slices of banana.
Toast under grill for 5 minutes and serve warm with fresh greek yogurt on a cold winters morning.
Now join me in a big Thankful Thursday….”Thank you My Fit Foodie (Sal)!!!”
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Have a beautiful day!