Two weeks into my 'diet' (it is not really a diet since I hardly eat grains or sugar anyway...only on weekends when I bake):
- I am feeling good. My digestive system is very happy:)
- Honey on yoghurt is too sweet for me - am I sick?
- If I have the urge for something sweet, I eat a tea spoon of organic coconut oil. It is 92% saturated fat, rich in lauric acid and after just a tea spoon,I am full for hours!
- I lost weight :|
- I have organised a grain and sugar filled afternoon tea for March 25th....I am scared!
Back to the cake...... The plan was to make a banana carrot cake. I was going to use a defrosted, frozen banana. I peeled it and then decided I did not want to make banana cake anymore. The banana was all slimy, had a strange smell and tasted a little weird.... Have any of you frozen bananas in their peels before? Are they supposed to be like this?
Therefore, carrot apple cake was born. The mashed up stewed apples make up for the missing moist bananas.
Carrot apple cake
Inspired by the paleo banana bread on Three New Leaves
What you need
Nooooo black squished banana!
- 1 small carrot, grated
- 3 tablespoons mashed, stewed apple (you can use banana instead)
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Walnuts, chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons sultanas
What you need to do
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
- Combine carrot, apple, egg, olive oil, mixed spice and honey.
- Add in the almond meal and baking powder.
- Add in walnuts, sultanas and stir.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until cooked through
I was so surprised by the moistness and fluffiness of this cake. The failure paleo muffins I made previously were like rocks. This carrot apple cake however, was not suitable for breaking windows. Note, the cake not overly fluffy; you're not going to end up with a sponge cake or anything similar.
The cake was sweet enough, but could have used some more sultanas for increased juiciness. Next time, I would also add more mixed spice into the cake as the spiciness is too subtle.
The cake is also very filling, so you only require a little slice. The cake also reminded me of hot cross buns, most likely as a result of the mixed spice. I am now pondeirng whether it is possible to make grain and sugar free hot cross buns.
Oh and you must enjoy the cake with butter:)
I am looking forward to trying some more grain and sugar free recipes. Yay!
Before I forget....
Ask the audience
Should I go to a vegetarian speed dating event? Bear in mind I am not vegetarian...or vegan...or looking for a date. I just want to make some new friends and practice my hand shakes. Is that ok? The description says it is for single people who are interested in or are vegan/vegetarian. I like vegetables very much. Does that count?
Have a good week:)