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It’s official. One more day and Katie (my 1st born) will be in kindergarten (crazy! I know).
This means back to schedules, early bed times, and (gulp!) packing school lunches.
So I’ve been on a mission to come up with some yummy recipe ideas for her lunch box that are not full of refined sugars and flours yet are still insanely delicious!
I found this recipe, and decided to give it a try. I really didn’t change much of anything, other than cutting back on the vanilla extract (that stuff is expensive!) and adding a little sprinkle of turbinado sugar over the top (adds an unbeatable crunch).
Warm fall flavors, nice light texture, sprinkled with little bits of apple in every bite. This cake is a keeper!
This recipe will definitely be in our rotation this fall (I’m actually thinking it would also make a great base for a gluten-free carrot cake – but that will be for another day).
Anyone else getting ready to pack school lunches? If so, what are some of your clean & delicious favorites?
Paleo Apple Snack Cake
Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:45 minutes
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ cup arrowroot powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ground ginger
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup raw honey
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1-2 medium apples, cored and diced
- 2 tsp. turbinado sugar (optional)
- Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
Pre heat oven to 350.
Combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, arrowroot, and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix until well incorporated.
In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, honey, egg, and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
Mix the wet ingredients in to the dry ingredients and stir until everything is just combined. Add the apples to the batter and gently stir until incorporated.
Pour batter into a greased 9x11 pan (I brush mine with coconut oil). Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top and dust with freshly grated nutmeg.
Bake for 30 minutes or until it is set in the center and lightly browned on top. Cool and enjoy!
Makes 12 servings.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 214; Total Fat: 14.4g; Saturated Fat: 4.8g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Carbohydrate: 20.5g; Dietary Fiber: 2.6g; Sugars: 14.1g; Protein: 4.6g