Christmas is only around the corner, It is the time to plan some healthy christmas baking treats to share with the family. This lovely cake is packed full of nutrients and is refined-sugar free and gluten-free! The oats and almond meal add fibre to the dish, while the delicious mix of fruits add a mixed of sweetness, and the seeds provide protein and essential minerals, along with adding texture to the cake. This is sure to be a favourite at your Christmas/Holiday Gathering!!! See Below for Recipe!!
CHRISTMAS OAT AND BERRY CAKE
1 1/2 Cups of Organic Steel Cut Rolled Oats
1 1/2 Cups of Almond Meal
2 tbps Baking Powder/Soda
Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp Nutmeg
1 Cup of Rice Malt Syrup (You may choose to use Honey, Maple Syrup or Golden Syrup)
1/2 Cup of Grated Carrot
3 x Organic free-range eggs
1 Cup of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (You may choose Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1 Punnet of Fresh Organic Blueberries, washed
1 Punnet of Fresh Organic Raspberries, washed
1 Punnet of Fresh Organic Strawberries, washed
1/4 Cup of Pumpkin seeds (pepita seeds)
1/4 Cup of Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup Almonds
Step 1: Pre-Heat oven to 180 Degrees Celsius and lightly grease a round or square cake pan.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients together and stir until combined.
Step 3: Pour mixture into the greased cake tin and level out smooth with a spoon.
Step 4: Sprinkle Berries, seeds and nuts over the top of the batter and press down gently so they are half covered in batter.
Step 5: Place in oven and cook for approx. 30-40 minutes until lightly brown onto and when a skewer is placed in the middle comes out clean.
Step 6: Allow to cool and enjoy with your favourite custard, ice-cream, cream or simply on its own!! Since it’s christmas you may even like to serve with brandy custard!!
Gluten-Free: If you are sensitive or allergic to gluten, make sure to purchase certified gluten-free oats. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but are often processed in a plant that also handles gluten. To be on the safe side, purchase gluten-free rolled oats for peace of mind.
Vegan: Make this baked oatmeal recipe vegan by swapping the eggs for alternatives such as pureed apple, mashed banana, avocado or chia eggs.
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