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Fruit Cake

September 15, 2016 , In: Live , With: One Comment
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By Riarna Springbett from Nourish Nurture Live

There is a healthy substitute to everything. The ingredients used in all my recipes are substitutes. Better options and better choices to support healthy nutritional changes for the long term. That’s what I’m all about, balance and long term sustainability. After all, it’s consistency that creates the most change.

I think at times we forget how easy and tasty these type of foods are until you make them. By that I mean additive, preservative and chemical free. This recipe is a little different to those I generally create. It’s the Classic Fruit Cake, but with a little twist. Its free from nuts, free from dairy, and contains all natural options to give your body the proper fuel it needs. Fruit Cake just reminds me so much of Christmas time too (which is fast approaching)!

It may seem like this recipe is loaded with dried fruit, which yes, is high in natural sugars, but when you bake the cake, you will realise that it is only intended to consume a small portion. Its tasty, but very filling and with each bite your tastebuds are getting a nice surprise!

Like any of my recipes, this one is super easy to create, and the result will surely satisfy. Enjoy xxx

 

Fruit Cake 

You Will Need:

1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

1.5 Cups Coconut Milk (Canned Variety)

1 Large Green Pear Grated

½ Cup Goji Berries

½ Cup Sultanas

½ Cup Pepitas

¼ Cup Pitted Dates Diced

2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup

1 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Nutmeg

Method:

  • Pre Heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a 20’’ cake tin with baking paper
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the Whole Wheat Flour, Baking Powder and Nutmeg
  • In a separate bowl, pour in your coconut milk and lightly whisk until slightly thick and fluffy
  • Add the coconut milk and pure maple syrup into your dry mix, stir until combine
  • Add in the Grated Pear, Goji Berries, Sultanas, and Diced Dates stirring each one through as you go
  • Sprinkle through the Pepitas and ensure all ingredients are mixed well
  • Pour into your cake tin and spread the mixture evenly
  • Place in preheated oven and cook for 30 – 35 minutes or until brown
  • Once cooked, remove from oven and let cool
  • Serve warm or to store – keep in an airtight container for up to one week. Does not require refrigeration

 

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    • September 28, 2016
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