An apple a day
I am not what one would call a nurturer. When I get sick or hurt, I don’t feel the need to let everyone around me share in my misery and because of that, my tolerance level is about a 3 for whiners (not including the babes). How about big muscley, tatoo wearing men?
How could I not nurture that? He’s been silently suffering (very unlike him:)) and while the beach over our balcony was nothing short of a March break in Fort Lauderdale this weekend, Steve dozed on and off (mostly on) and asked for nothing more than his favorite.
1 cup baking stevia
1 cup white sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup soy flour
1 cup white flour
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup dates boiled in water and then mashed (or bananas or pumpkin or applesauce)
5 granny smith apples peeled and finely diced
In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients, mix well and then make a well in the centre. Add everything else and mix well with a big wooden spoon. Mixture will be very thick and you may have to use your hands gently to incorporate everything.
Pour batter (it doesn’t really pour) into a parchment lined 9 X 13 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees until cooked through in the middle. Let cool and slice.
If you’re looking for a healthier dessert then this cake is it! It has a good amount of fiber, not too much sugar, very low (and healthy fat) and even some protein from the soy flour. If you decide to freeze it, wrap well and defrost at room temperature. Place in slices on a baking sheet and toast in the oven. Tastes like you just baked it!