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Applesauce Breakfast Cake

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If a cake is so healthy that you can eat it for breakfast, you would, wouldn't you? The ingredient list is simple and flexible here: dried fruit, applesauce, almond flour, and eggs. A couple of warming spices. That's it. Every soft, moist bite is made even more enjoyable by knowing you're eating something that you can feel good about. Depending on which dried fruit you choose to use, you are in control of how sweet this cake will taste. Dates will yield the sweetest cake, while prunes will be less sweet.

How To MakeDiet Type: Paleo

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Freeze For 3 months

Best by 5-7 days refrigerated


Shopping List
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup pitted dried fruit, packed (raisins, prunes, or dates)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 33333333/100000000 raisins (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
  1. Step 1: If your dried fruit seems hard and very dry, soak them in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain well before using.
  2. Step 2: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line and grease 1 (8" x 8") inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Step 3: Place your dried fruit of choice and applesauce in a food processor and pulse until a thick paste forms. Add the almond flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Pulse several times to combine. Add the eggs and pulse until just combined (do not over-blend the eggs). Fold in the optional walnuts and raisins. The batter will be quite thick. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer with a spatula. Sprinkle with any additional walnuts, if desired.
  4. Step 4: Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before slicing.
  5. Serve: These bars freeze well and go perfectly with a cup of coffee.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Recipe adapted from Foodie Gone Paleo.

Note 2: I have only tested these bars with raisins, prunes, and dates. I haven't tried dried figs or apricots, so I cannot vouch for them. Give it a try though and share how it goes in the comments.

Nutrition

If a cake is so healthy that you can eat it for breakfast, you would, wouldn't you? The ingredient list is simple and flexible here: dried fruit, applesauce, almond flour, and flax. A couple warming spices. That's it. Every soft, moist bite is made even more enjoyable by knowing you're eating something that you can feel good about. Depending on which dried fruit you choose to use, you are in control of how sweet this cake will taste. Dates will yield the sweetest cake, while prunes will be less sweet.

How To MakeDiet Type: Plant-based

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Freeze For 3 months

Best by 5-7 days refrigerated


Shopping List
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup pitted dried fruit, packed (raisins, prunes, or dates)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 33333333/100000000 raisins (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
  1. Step 1: If your dried fruit seems hard and very dry, soak them in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain well before using.
  2. Step 2: Stir together the flax meal and cold water in a small bowl. Place in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes. It will be ready as the 'flax egg' when it thickens into a gel-like consistency.
  3. Step 3: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line and grease 1 (8" x 8") inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  4. Step 4: Place the dried fruit and applesauce in a food processor and pulse until a thick paste forms. Add the almond flour, flax eggs, baking soda, spices, and salt. Pulse until just combined. Fold in the optional walnuts and raisins. The batter will be quite thick. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer with a spatula. Sprinkle with any additional walnuts, if desired.
  5. Step 5: Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before slicing.
  6. Serve: These bars freeze well and go perfectly with a cup of coffee.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Recipe adapted from Foodie Gone Paleo.

Note 2: I have only tested these bars with raisins, prunes, and dates. I haven't tried dried figs or apricots, so I cannot vouch for them. Give it a try though and share how it goes in the comments.

Nutrition

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Applesauce Breakfast Cake

PT45M 2 cups almond flour 3/4 cup pitted dried fruit, packed (raisins, prunes, or dates) 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup walnuts (optional) 33333333/100000000 raisins (optional) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cloves pinch of salt Gluten Free Paleo Vegan 9 Servings Ingredients:

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