Savory Healing Cake

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.

Nutrition Facts (1 of 10 slices): 210 calories and 6 g protein

Ingredients:

WET
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
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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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