Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dinah's Paleo Pear Cake

  Coat a 9 x 9 inch square pan with coconut oil.

  Combine the following dry ingredients in a bowl:
          3 cups almond flour
          1 tsp baking soda
          1 tsp baking powder
          1 TBSP + 1 tsp cinnamon
          1 tsp Valencia Orange Peel (a McCormick spice)
          1/4 tsp nutmeg
  Stir well.

  Combine the following wet ingredients:
          1/2 cup coconut oil, melted.
          1/2 cup raw honey (or less; you get a lot of bang for your buck with raw honey)
          2 organic eggs
          1 TBSP real vanilla

Mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir.
Cut up 2-3 pears, depending on the size. Leave the peel on them. Today I used 2 huge red pears. ( I usually use 3 Bartletts - it's all good!) Fold the pears into the batter. (This batter will be thick and chunky) Put batter into prepared pan. Cook at 350 degrees around 38 minutes. I like it kind of gooey.

                                              This is how the batter looks; thick and chunky.
                               You should make this one just so your kitchen will smell like mine!

Is the best part of this cake the fact that it's got no grain and no sugar? Is the best part about the healthy ingredients, like almond flour, coconut oil, cinnamon, and pears?

No, the best part of making this cake is when Ger says, " Oh, it's good, mom. Thanks!"