Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fig, Pear & Apple Cake (Sugar Free, Grain Free, and Dairy Free)

This recipe was delish! It is based off of the recipe for Blueberry Apple Muffins off the Free People blog (which is awesome!) .

I baked this for a group of ladies at a friends house, and neither I nor my friend had a muffin tin (woops! - time to invest?). Thus, the "muffin" recipe became a "cake" recipe - although it could very easily be called a delectable bread.

Baking (slash cooking) for people is one of the joys of life (I know, I say this way to often, but....). Gathering your people to eat is a spiritual experience that makes your insides (and your belly) warm and fuzzy- just a place to commune and rest. Where ever two or more gather in His name, He is there. :) And He IS! I'm feeling gushy right now- God is our very present help in times of trouble, but even in not-trouble, he is there to talk to about even the little things. PTL for the L.

SO, on to the recipe!

What you'll need:
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup*
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey*
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped apples
  • 1/3 cup chopped figs
  • 1/3 cup chopped pears
*Agave nectar may be subbed for either or both maple syrup and honey.

How to:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine coconut flour, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl, mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, eggs, maple syrup, honey, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.

Combine your wet ingredients and your dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Then mix in the apples, figs, and pears.

Put into an 8 in round baking tin, or whatever you happen to have on hand (like we did!). This will also make about 8 muffins if you have a muffin tin. :)

Bake for about 50 minutes if in a cake baking dish, or for 20-25 if in a muffin tin.

Enjoy the cooler weather, and let it warm your heart! 

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