'BAKED GOODS IN THE WINTER'
- 1 cup oat flakes
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp arrowroot
- 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 handful pecan nuts
- A pinch cardamom powder
- A pinch pink or sea salt
- 7-8 fresh dates (unpitted)
- 1 cup natural yogurt (plant yogurt for vegan option)
- 7 tbsp apple mousse (unsweetened)
- 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
- 200g organic dark chocolate (70% -85%)
- A pinch vanilla powder
- Chopped nuts
*Note: You can make donuts or muffins out of the same dough!
This recipe is easier than it looks. In Sweden there is a big tradition around baking, well i am still developing my skills... Most Swedish people start to celebrate Christmas time from the beginning of December, and they make all kind of gorgeous sweet buns, cookies and cakes. As i eat vegan, it is not that easy to go inside of a bakery and be surrounded by that amazing smell... So here i am learning and eating, while making!
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grind the oats and pecan nuts with a food processor just for a couple of seconds (not too long, to avoid turning them into flour, you can even chop the nuts with a knife if you like chunkier pieces ). Place the dry ingredients in a big bowl and combine. Smash the dates with a fork and add into the bowl. Now add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix (if too dry add some more apple mousse or orange juice) The dough that we want is kind of moist but with consistence. Grease a cake form (similar at the once in the photo if possible, otherwise as i mentioned you can make donuts or muffins out of the same dough!) Place the form in the oven and bake for approx. 30-35 minutes (Check the consistence of the bottom of the cake). When ready, remove from the oven and let it cool down before talking the cake out of the form.
Once you have the cake out of the form, place it on a rack while making the chocolate sauce (Sometimes depending on the form, oven, etc you will have to place the cake for a couple of minutes again in the oven but this time without the form to bake the top of the cake better). Melt the chocolate using a double boiler. Drizzle the melted chocolate on the top of the cake and sprinkle some chopped nuts as a final decoration.
Enjoy the cake with a cup of warm tea, nut milk... have a cozy time!