Tag Archives: wheat free

Orange and Poppy Seed Cake

A lovely moist cake which uses whole oranges to give a beautiful flavour and texture. Low in added sugar with the use of Stevia and a small amount of Rice Malt Syrup and the natural sweetness of fresh oranges. A gorgeous cake for a celebration and very easy to make.

2014-07-06 14.04.51
A moist and lovely cake-gluten free/dairy free

This recipe can be used to make cupcakes or one whole cake. To make this cake all of the wet ingredients plus a few extras are mixed together and the dry ones in a separate bowl.

2014-07-06 09.29.10
The wet ingredients plus the poppy seeds

Ingredients:

Place these ingredients into one bowl and mix together.

2 whole Navel oranges chopped and blended-skin left on (Navel oranges are so sweet. Just chop them into smallish pieces and place into the blender until a smooth consistency).

3/4 cup filtered water

4 free range eggs

1/2 cup Stevia granules or the equivalent (There are lots on the market. If you use a very concentrated one then add less water to compensate as this recipe is based on adding half a cup of dry ingredient to the mix)

1/2 cup organic coconut oil gently melted

1/3 cup poppy seeds (more or less depending on your preference)

1/3 cup rice malt syrup

1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla essence

2015-10-08 10.35.23
Alternatively place all of the above ingredients in the blender and process. Quick and simple.

In another bowl mix:

2 cups almond meal

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda (Bob’s Red Mill)

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix gently. If making a cake pour the mixture into a greased and lined cake tin. Bake in a 180 degree celsius oven until firm to touch. If making cupcakes place spoonfuls into patty pans as below and keep an eye on them in the oven as the cake will take quite a lot longer to cook than the cup cakes.

2014-07-06 09.35.40
Ready for the oven!
2015-10-07 18.20.45
I added flaked almonds onto the top of this cake for a nice texture.

Let the cake cool in the tin for a few minutes and then place on a cake cooling rack.

2015-10-08 10.36.46
Look at those golden flaked almonds.
2014-07-06 10.07.50
A cute cupcake display. Add some orange pieces to compliment the cupcakes.

 

2014-07-06 11.01.10
Drizzle the cake with fresh orange juice and freshly sliced Navel orange.

This is a delightful cake with a lovely flavour. Stevia can have a bitter after taste and can take some getting used to. The deal breaker is a lower sugar content for the unusual after taste and this is something that you either like or you don’t. As a now and again treat l don’t mind the Stevia and in this cake the orange flavour dominates and it is a wonderful treat for those of us living on restricted diets.

If you enjoyed this post please share with a friend and don’t forget to tune into my new Wellness Podcast.

1500 photoI am also now an affiliate for two great products and companies. Have a look and let me know what you think. I have products from both and really love them. Click on the images to find out more.

froothie 9400
I have this model but there are lots of other products to choose from including juicers and dehydrators.
2015-10-04 14.31.10
My new Zazan Alkaline water filter system. I just love it.

Pumpkin Seed Bread

The Perfect Paleo bread seems to be on everyone’s to do list these days. This is a delicious gluten and dairy free bread where pumpkin seeds form the bulk of the loaf. The green colour is enticing and it holds together well when sliced. I have tested the recipe several times and am very happy with the result. I hope you enjoy it!

2015-01-01 16.18.45
A delightful gluten and dairy free bread.

I can imagine myself topping this with something delicious like avocado and tomato, or if you eat dairy some good quality grass fed butter. Following a Primal lifestyle l eat Wholefoods such as meat, vegetables, eggs, fruit, nuts, seeds and healthy oils. This bread is actually composed of some of those wholefoods or products made from wholefoods such as coconut flour. It is extremely easy to make with the most important part being to let the loaf cool in the pan.

A food processor is required for this recipe as the Pumpkin seeds need to be processed and this is difficult to do any other way. I have used activated seeds and l would advise you to use them to decrease the anti-nutrient content of the loaf.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of Pumpkin seeds (activated)

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

4 eggs (Free range, Organic or local pasture raised)

1/3 cup Coconut Flour

1/4 Cup Rice Malt Syrup

1/2 teaspoon Bicarb Soda (Bobs Red Mill)

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Pink Rock Salt (or Sea Salt)

1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds (activated) plus extra for the top.

2015-01-02 10.16.36
Grease your loaf tin with coconut oil and line the base with baking paper. This tin is smaller than a regular loaf baking dish so the loaf is quite compact.

Method:

2015-01-02 10.30.25
Place all ingredients into the food processor except the coconut oil and sunflower seeds. Process until well combined and the pumpkin seeds are quite small and broken.
2015-01-02 10.33.00
The mix is quite thick. Place into a bowl and add the melted coconut oil and sunflower seeds.
2015-01-02 10.33.21
Mix gently until well combined. The mix will look nice and moist.
2015-01-02 10.34.50
Spoon the mixture into the baking dish and smooth the top with the spatula.
2015-01-02 10.35.33
Sprinkle extra sunflower seeds over the top and ensure good coverage. You could use pumpkin seeds as an alternative or a mix of both would be fun.
2015-01-02 11.08.44
Bake in a pre-heated 180 Degree Celsius oven until golden and firm. Each oven will be different and if your oven is hot then lower the temperature. My bread split slightly on the top and this was a good sign it was done.

Remove the bread from the oven and let cool in the pan until almost cool. With a knife cut around the edge of the bread to loosen it.

2015-01-02 11.50.28
Carefully turn the bread onto a cooling rack.
2015-01-02 11.50.40
Flip the bread over and cut a slice off. The end pieces are the best!
2015-01-02 11.51.03
I hope you enjoy this bread. You could add some different spices to the mixture to change the flavour. 

I advise slicing the bread into single serves and storing them in the freezer to use as required, although it would keep several days out of the freezer. This bread could also be taken to work as a snack on its own or you could take the toppings with you. It could be placed under the grill and heated also.

You can follow me daily on Instagram at holistic_paleo or Facebook at Holistic Wellness For Life or Primal Living Melbourne.

Orange and poppy seed cake with whole oranges (gluten and dairyfree)

I am reposting the recipe for this delightful cake as l have had so much wonderful feedback. This is a lovely moist cake which uses whole oranges to give it a beautiful flavour and texture. I don’t normally cook with stevia but l had some in the cupboard and thought it would add a nice sweetness to the cake and used it in conjunction with Rice Malt Syrup which worked well.

2014-07-06 14.04.51
A moist and lovely cake-gluten free/dairy free

This recipe makes 12 cupcakes and 1 whole cake so it could be halved if desired. To make this cake all of the wet ingredients plus a few extras are placed in one bowl and the dry ones in another.

2014-07-06 09.29.10
The wet ingredients plus the poppy seeds

Ingredients:

Place these ingredients into one bowl and mix together.

2 whole Navel oranges chopped and blended-skin left on (Navel oranges are so sweet. Just chop them into smallish pieces and place into the blender until a smooth consistency).

3/4 cup filtered water

4 free range eggs

1/2 cup stevia granules

1/2 cup organic coconut oil gently melted

1/3 cup poppy seeds (more or less depending on your preference)

1/3 cup rice malt syrup

1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla essence

In another bowl mix:

2 cups almond meal

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda (Bob’s Red Mill)

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix gently. If making cupcakes place spoonfuls into patty pans as below.

2014-07-06 09.35.40
Ready for the oven!

If making a cake pour half the mix into a greased and lined cake tin. Bake both in a 180 degree celsius oven until firm to touch. The cake will take quite a lot longer than the cup cakes.

2014-07-06 10.07.50
A cute cupcake display. Add some orange pieces to compliment the cupcakes.

Let the cake cool in the tin for a few minutes and then place on a cake cooling rack. I drizzled the cake with some fresh orange juice and topped with sliced orange. I admit to having a cupcake and a piece of cake and my preference is for the cake as the extra juice and orange slice really added to the flavour.

2014-07-06 11.01.10
Drizzle the cake with fresh orange juice and freshly sliced Navel orange.

This is a delightful cake and the flavour turned out really delicious and it is a wonderful treat for those of us living on restricted diets.

If you enjoyed this post please share with a friend. You can also follow me on Instagram: holistic_paleo, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter or Flickr.

Orange and poppy seed cake with whole oranges (gluten and dairyfree)

This is a lovely moist cake which uses whole oranges to give it a beautiful flavour and texture. I don’t normally cook with stevia but l had some in the cupboard and thought it would add a nice sweetness to the cake and used it in conjunction with Rice Malt Syrup which worked well.

2014-07-06 14.04.51
A moist and lovely cake-gluten free/dairy free

This recipe makes 12 cupcakes and 1 cake so it could be halved if desired. To make this cake all of the wet ingredients plus a few extras are placed in one bowl and the dry ones in another.

2014-07-06 09.29.10
The wet ingredients plus the poppy seeds

Ingredients:

Place these ingredients into one bowl and mix together.

2 whole Navel oranges chopped and blended-skin left on (Navel oranges are so sweet. Just chop them into smallish pieces and place into the blender until a smooth consistency).

3/4 cup filtered water

4 free range eggs

1/2 cup stevia granules

1/2 cup organic coconut oil gently melted

1/3 cup poppy seeds (more or less depending on your preference)

1/3 cup rice malt syrup

1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla essence

In another bowl mix:

2 cups almond meal

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda (Bob’s Red Mill)

 

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix gently. If making cupcakes place spoonfuls into patty pans as below.

2014-07-06 09.35.40
Ready for the oven!

If making a cake pour half the mix into a greased and lined cake tin. Bake both in a 180 degree celsius oven until firm to touch. The cake will take quite a lot longer than the cup cakes.

2014-07-06 10.07.50
A cute cupcake display. Add some orange pieces to compliment the cupcakes.

Let the cake cool in the tin for a few minutes and then place on a cake cooling rack. I drizzled the cake with some fresh orange juice and topped with sliced orange. I admit to having a cupcake and a piece of cake and my preference is for the cake as the extra juice and orange slice really added to the flavour.

2014-07-06 11.01.10
Drizzle the cake with fresh orange juice and freshly sliced Navel orange.

This is a delightful cake and the flavour turned out really delicious and it is a wonderful treat for those of us living on restricted diets.

If you enjoyed this post please share with a friend. You can follow me on:

Facebook: holistic wellness for life

Twitter: holistic paleo @carolynlgray

Instagram: holistic_paleo