Christmas cake that is actually good for you!


 

Recipe from Erin Hall ~ Clinical Nutritionist at The Longevity Nutritionist.


We know, it's still November... but in our opinion it is never too early to get festive and enjoy those classic Christmas foods we all love!


This Christmas cake isn't your typical fruit cake, it is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free as well as being paleo, making it a great low allergen option. The fruit used is free from preservatives and extra added sugar, fruit is sweet enough! This cake is high in beautiful plant based fibre and protein making it gut friendly.


We hope you love it.


Healthy Christmas Cake.

Makes six mini cakes or one big one.


Ingredients:


650g sugar-free dried fruit (chopped) including cherries, strawberries, pitted dates, black currants and Turkish apricots. You can adapt this as you please though.

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda

1 tablespoon chia seeds

3 organic eggs

1 orange (zest and juice)

3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup buckwheat flour

2 cups almonds

1/3 cup walnuts

1/4 cup almond flakes (for topping)


Method:

  • Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced.

  • Lightly spray 6 mini cake tins OR one big round tin with olive oil and set aside.

  • In a bowl, lightly fold dried fruit, spices, vanilla, chia seeds and bicarb.

  • Combine eggs, olive oil, orange juice and zest.

  • In a blender or food processor, pulse almonds and walnuts into a crumble consistency.

  • Add crumble and flour to the remaining mixture and combine well.

  • Spoon mixture into the baking tins, adding almond flakes for decoration.

  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until your cake skewer comes out clean.

  • Add crumble and flour to the remaining mixture, combine well.

  • Spoon mixture into the baking tins, adding almond flakes for decoration.

  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean.



Let us know in the comments if you make and love this recipe!


For more delicious nutrition information and recipes, visit https://www.thelongevitynutritionist.com.au/journal

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