This next guest post comes from Sarah at My Nutritional Bliss. I have just recently discovered Sarah’s blog, I hope you like it as much as I do. I for one freaking LOVE orange & almond cake so I cannot wait to give this recipe a go myself in the next few weeks!
By Sarah Nicholls – Nurse, Nutrition Student & Natural Food Lover. Stay Healthy This Christmas with these tips. We all know that the time of holidays, celebrations & feasting is upon us. It is also the season of bikinis & short shorts, so the 2 don’t exactly mix too well together. Here are some ideas of how to stay healthy & fabulous this holiday season.
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Bake your own treats!!
Store bought cakes are pretty much full of sugar, butter & white flour.
If you’re entertaining or going out, bake a cake yourself. This way you can:
Swap sugar à Raw honey
Swap butter à coconut oil or nut butters/spreads like almond or sunflower seed butter
Swap white Flour à almond meal or coconut flour.
Simple but delicious
Orange & Almond Cake
3 cups almond meal
1/2 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon GF baking powder
Preheat oven to 170°C. Brush a round 22cm (base measurement) pan with melted coconut oil. Line base with non-stick baking paper
Place the oranges in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return to pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 15 minutes (this will reduce the bitterness of the peel). Refresh under cold water. Drain. Coarsely chop oranges. Remove and discard any seeds
Place the orange in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth
Use an electric beater to whisk the eggs and honey in a bowl until thick and pale. Add the orange, almond meal and baking powder and gently fold until just combined. Pour into prepared pan
Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
Squeeze the juice of 1/2 orange over the top & gently drizzle some honey over the top