Hello Beautiful People,
I have a quick and easy Paleo Recipe for you guys, it’s hands down the nicest thing I’ve made. I was delighted with how it turned out. I made it on a whim last Saturday evening. I know baking on a Saturday night, calm down Zoe! This whole dry January thing has me a changed woman 🙂
I feel I should explain the choice of a rather odd combination of flavours for this recipe. Basically my Aunty (and now my lovely cousin) both make this amazing Date & Orange cake – it is famous in our family. It’s been known to cause a family fued here and there (I joke, well not really) Anywho, I being the over-indulger that I am, couldn’t justify eating a lot of it after my Christmas food antics. I decided to try and make a healthy version, much to my Mother’s dismay.
This version has no added sugar or carbs and is actually full of fibre and goodness. I really hope you enjoy 🙂
What You Need:
2 x cups ground almonds (add more if mixture seems to wet)
2 x tbsp agave syrup
2 x eggs
1/2 pack of dates (I just used the Tesco own brand)
1 x tbsp flaxseed
2 x tbsp coconut oil
1 x tsp vanilla extract
4 1/2 mandarins (or 2 1/2 full size oranges)
2 x tbsp soda bicarbonate
What you Do:
Preheat your oven to 180
Chop your dates (halves should do it)
Melt your coconut oil
While that is melting, place your ground almonds, flaxseed, soda bicarb & dates into a large mixing bowl – give it an aul stir!
Mix the melted coconut oil, eggs & vanilla extract in a seperate bowl
Add your liquid mixture into the mixing bowl and work it around the bowl
Zest your mandarins / oranges into the mix
Thoroughly stir your mixture (I used the electric mixer to ensure the flavours are spread out – also because I am lazy!)
Once this is done – pop into a baking tray – I just lined it with some grease proof paper and a small bit of melted coconut oil.
Into the oven for approx 30 mins, depending on it’s strength.
I always find that when I bake with ground almonds, the mixture tends not to rise as much in comparison to normal flour, however once it tastes good, I don’t mind. As I said this is my favourite Paleo Recipe to date and it’s exactly what I need during a cold, dreary January. Comfort food at it’s finest!
All My Love