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28 Nov

ALMOND APPLE CAKE

Gluten free

By: Fresh n’ Lean – the nation’s #1 organic meal delivery company

Easy and healthy gluten free cake, an amazing combination of those amazing, warming flavors of apples, almonds and cinnamon. Perfect to share with family and friends over a cup of tea or coffee, but healthy as it is, one could even enjoy it for breakfast without any sense of guilt.

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients: (6 servings)

  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup gluten free oat flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup almond flakes

 

Instructions:

  1. Core the apples, remove the peel and cut the flesh in cubes. Toss in a bowl with coconut sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. Combine almond flour, oat flour, coconut flour, baking powder and sea salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk well until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients. Combine with a spoon, don’t over mix.
  5. Transfer to a round (about 8” diameter) baking pan greased or lined with baking paper. Add apples on top and press them gently into the dough. Sprinkle almond flakes on top.
  6. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown on top. Let cool on a cooling rack before slicing.
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03 Jan

Zucchini Cake

INGREDIENTS:
Zucchini Cake:

3 eggs

2 cups of sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

3 tsp vanilla

1 lb grated zucchini (unpeeled) or a bit more.

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp  cinnamon

3/4 cup raisins

3/4 cup walnuts

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 container Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese

1/2 cup soy margarine

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Zucchini Cake:

Combine eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla and beat them together until the mixture is smooth.

Add grated zucchini and stir.

Sift in dry ingredients together and add the nuts.

Add the dry ingredients to batter and pour into a 9×13 greased and floured pan.

Bake for one hour until done.

Let it cool before adding the cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Combine the cream cheese and margarine.  Slowly add the powdered sugar, then the vanilla and lemon juice.  Blend well.  Once Zucchini cake is cooled at to the top of the cake.

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03 Jan

Popovers

INGREDIENTS:
2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon melted butter

1 cup flour or 2/3 cup whole wheat flour and 1/3 cup white flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS:
mix all ingredients with out  over beating. Half fill muffin tins. Put in cold oven, set heat for 450 degrees F Bake 15 min, reduce heat to 350 degrees F -bake 15-20 min
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03 Jan

Cranberry-Orange Muffins

INGREDIENTS:
2 Cups Flour

1 cup Sugar

1/4 tsp salt

3 tsp baking powder

2 eggs (Orgran No Egg Substitute)

1 cup cranberries coarsely chopped

1/4 cup walnuts

1 Cup Almond Milk

2 tsp orange rind

1/2 cup Earth Balance Butter

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.

Mix in cranberries and walnuts.

Mix eggs, butter, orange rind and almond milk in a separate bowl.

Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and stir until dry mixture is fully moist.

Use ice cream scoop to scoop into paper muffin cups in muffin tin.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes checking periodically.  Tops should be golden brown.

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03 Jan

Vegan Cornbread

INGREDIENTS:
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
6 tablespoons water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon table salt
1 cup soy milk
1/4 cup canola oil
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 8-inch-square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the ground flax seed, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer the ground flax seed in the water for 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well-combined.

4. Add the ground flax seed mixture, soy milk, and canola oil to the flour mixture. Beat just until smooth (do not overbeat.)

5. Turn into prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

6. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes; invert cornbread onto wire rack, then turn right side up and continue to cool until warm, about 10 minutes longer. Cut into pieces and serve.

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03 Jan

Orange Walnut Bread

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine or butter, melted
1/2 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp. grated orange peel
2 Tbsp. water
1 cup Walnuts, chopped
INSTRUCTIONS:
-Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl; set aside.
-Blend eggs, margarine, orange juice, orange peel and water in small bowl. Stir into flour mixture just until blended. Stir in walnuts. Spoon into greased and floured 8×5-inch loaf pan.
-Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until done. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Slice; serve immediately.
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03 Jan

Connie’s Bran Muffins

INGREDIENTS:
*This recipe makes 1 gallon  of batter –  can be frozen if you do not want to make all at once.

2 cups boiling water

2 cups 100% bran

1 heaping cups shortening (or Earth Balance vegan butter)

2 cups sugar

4 eggs (or equivalent egg substitute)

1 quart buttermilk (1 tbl spoon of apple cider vinegar + soy milk and let it rest for 5-10 minutes)

5 cups flour

5 tsp baking soda

4 cups All Bran cereal

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees

Mix water and bran together.

Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and buttermilk and add to cooled water & bran mix.

Add flour, soda, salt and cereal. Mix well.

Drop heaping spoonfuls into muffin tin.

Bake for 15-18 minutes for an average size muffin tin (less time for smaller tins)

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03 Jan

Vegan Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour

3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed

3/4 t baking soda

3/4 t salt

3/4 t cinnamon

1/2 cup soy or almond milk

1 t apple cider vinegar

4 large, extra ripe bananas, mashed

1/4 cup vegetable oil (sesame, almond or safflower)

2 T maple syrup

1 t vanilla extract

sunflower seeds (optional)

chocolate chips (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly oil a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.

Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a mixing bowl.

In another bowl, mix together the soy milk and vinegar and let stand for 2 minutes – this makes it like buttermilk.

Add to the milk mixture the bananas, oil, syrup and vanilla and mix well.

Add the dry ingredients, and mix.

Stir in the sunflower seeds and/or chocolate chips if you choose.

Pour the batter into the loaf pan.

Bake for 1 hour until done.

Cool for about 20 minutes and remove from pan.

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03 Jan

Mai Tai Cake

INGREDIENTS:
Mai Tai Cake

3 Eggs

1 1/3 Cups of Sugar

1 (1 lb 4 oz) Can of crushed Pineapple in Heavy Syrup

2 tsp Vanilla

1 1/2 Tbl Ground Orange Peal

1/4 Cup of Dark Rum

3 Cups of Flour

2 Tbl Baking Powder

1/4 Cup Pecan Pieces (finely chopped)

1 tsp Soda

1 tsp Salt

 

Glaze Topping:

1 Cup Pineapple Syrup

2 Tbl Sugar

1 Tbl Cornstarch

1 Tbl Rum

INSTRUCTIONS:
Heat oven to 350 degrees

Beat eggs lightly.  Add oil, sugar and vanilla.  Beat until thick and foamy.

Drain the pineapple and reserve the juice for glaze.  Stir in pineapple, orange peel and rum.

Blend in the flour, baking powder, soda, salt and pecan pieces.

Stir batter into the pineapple mix just until all ingredients are mixed.

Pour into 2 greased 8×4 loaf pans and bake for 50-60 minutes.

Glaze Topping:

1 Cup Pineapple Syrup

2 Tbl Sugar

Glaze:

Heat till thick and clear: pineapple syrup, sugar, cornstarch and rum.

Once the cake is out of the oven, remove from the pan and cool on a rack.  Spoon glaze over the top.  Garnish with more pecans (or any other nut)

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03 Jan

Blueberry Muffins

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt and
3 teaspoons of baking powder

2 large eggs
1 cup of buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 Cup (or one stick) of unsalted (sweet) butter, softened

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Mix together:
2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt and
3 teaspoons of baking powder

When thoroughly combined, add in 1 cup of fresh blueberries!

In a separate bowl, mix together:
2 large eggs
1 cup of buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 Cup (or one stick) of unsalted (sweet) butter, softened

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in the wet
ingredients, and mix together just until moist, don’t over mix!

Scoop into muffin cups lined with paper, or greased muffin tins.

Bake for approx. 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes about a dozen
extra-large muffins.

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