• Recommended for: High Calorie, Poor Appetite, Constipation
  • Nutrition Facts (1 of 10 slices): 210 calories and 6 g protein

Savory Healing Cake Recipe

Savory

A savory cake that’s light in texture and beaming with cancer fighting properties! Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and coriander spice give this cake a hefty dose of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory goodness. Walnuts, almonds, oats and dried fruit provide satiating fiber and heart-healthy fats.

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup nut milk (almond, cashew, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Dry Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cups oat flour
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a standard loaf pan with cooking spray or olive oil. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs with maple syrup, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil. In another small bowl combine almond milk, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients, both the egg mixture and the almond milk mixture, into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. A loose runny batter will form.
  3. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Tips:

  • If you are losing weight, top with a spread to boost calories: almond butter, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, butter or margarine.
  • This cake is soft and moist, which may be a good option if you have mouth sores.
  • The combination of turmeric, cinnamon, coriander and ginger are a powerhouse of spices, providing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects!
  • Curcumin, the main component in turmeric, is a potent phytonutrient with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cancer fighting properties. Studies have suggested that curcumin may be even more influential than vitamin E in fighting free radical damage.
  • Walnuts are an excellent source ofheart-healthy omega-3 fat, and they also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities.

Recipe provided by Alexandra Regalado, MGH dietetic intern 2017.