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10 irresistible recipes full of nutrition and flavor

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By Karyne Santiago

On 15.05.21

Who does not like a sweetie to sweeten the day, right? But when we think about health, we know that sugar is not one of the best allies. Thinking about it, we selected 10 delicious and easy recipes for healthy and nutritious cakes for those who want to handle the sugar, but do not want to be without a sweetie around. Check out the recipes below:

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1. Healthy coconut cake in the pan

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded desiccated coconut
  • 4 tablespoons xylitol
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Unsweetened toasted shredded coconut

Directions

  1. In a bowl place the eggs and the desiccated shredded coconut and stir until the ingredients are incorporated. Then add the xylitol and mix until it forms a paste;
  2. Add the milk and coconut oil and continue stirring. Finally, add the vanilla essence and the yeast and mix everything until you get a homogeneous mass;
  3. Pour the batter into a preheated pan, greased with coconut oil. Cover the pan and let the batter cook over low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes;
  4. Garnish the cake with toasted shredded coconut and enjoy this healthy treat!

2. Healthy oatmeal cake

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup demerara sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered cinnamon
  • 1 cup coarse flaked oats
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. In a bowl beat the two eggs to mix white and yolk. Then add the butter and milk;
  2. Add the demerara sugar, and stir well to dissolve all the clumps;
  3. Add the whole wheat flour and mix until incorporated with the other ingredients. Then add the cinnamon;
  4. Add, finally, the oat flakes and baking powder and mix well;
  5. Pour the batter into a previously greased baking pan and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the toothpick test comes out clean;
  6. Serve as you like!

3. Healthy banana cake with oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oatmeal flakes
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Cinnamon powder to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chia
  • Coconut oil

Directions

  1. Using a mixer or blender, first beat the bananas with the eggs. Then add the oats, baking powder, cinnamon and chia and mix until a creamy paste is obtained;
  2. Grease a baking pan with coconut oil and if desired place some banana slices in the bottom of it to decorate;
  3. Distribute the dough all over the baking pan and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the toothpick test comes out clean;
  4. Taste this healthy delight!

4. Healthy orange cake

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup of oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 400 ml natural orange juice
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Directions

  1. In a bowl, place the eggs, sugar and oil, and beat for about 2 minutes, until all ingredients are incorporated;
  2. Then add the salt, zest, orange juice, and rice flour. Mix everything together until a liquid cream is obtained. Finally, add the yeast and stir well;
  3. Pour the batter into a greased baking pan only and bake at 180 degrees for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until the toothpick test is performed and it comes out clean;
  4. Desenforme with the cake still warm, and serve as desired!

5. Healthy lemon cake

Ingredients for the cake

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ⅓ cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Ingredients for the topping

  • 3 tablespoons powdered skim milk
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of water
  • zest of the lemon peel

Directions

  1. In a bowl, place the egg, sugar, butter, lemon juice, oat flour and yeast and mix well until smooth;
  2. Transfer the mixture to a small greased baking dish and microwave for about 2 minutes. If you prefer, you can also bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until you do the toothpick test and it comes out clean;
  3. For the topping, in a bowl, mix the powdered milk with the lemon juice until it forms a paste, then add the water and stir well until smooth;
  4. Remove the cake from the pan, pour the covering over it and enjoy this marvel!

6. Healthy coconut cake with oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1 ½ cup oatmeal flakes
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 500g dried grated coconut

Directions

  1. In a blender, start by beating the eggs, butter, coconut milk and sugar;
  2. Then add the powdered milk, oats, baking powder and coconut. Mix the dough with the pulse function of your machine, so as not to crush the oat flakes;
  3. Pour batter into a greased baking pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean;
  4. Unmold with the cake still warm and enjoy!

7. Healthy caramel apple cake

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sunflower oil
  • ½ cup demerara sugar
  • 2 diced apples
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Coconut oil
  • 1 sliced apple

Directions

  1. In a blender beat the eggs, oil and flour until all ingredients are incorporated;
  2. In a bowl, place the flour and cinnamon and mix. Add, little by little, the liquid mixture previously beaten and stir well until a homogeneous mass is obtained;
  3. Add the apples cut into cubes and mix all. Finally add the baking powder;
  4. Grease a baking pan with coconut oil, sprinkle a little demerara sugar and distribute the apple slices on the bottom;
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and, if you like, sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the toothpick test comes out clean;
  6. Unmold and enjoy!

8. Healthy sweet potato cake

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 3/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup grated raw sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ½ cup sweet cornstarch
  • ½ cup fine flaked oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Directions

  1. In a blender, beat the oil, eggs, coconut milk, vinegar, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and sweet potato until smooth;
  2. Add the rice flour, sweet cornmeal and flaked oats to the blender and blend well until the ingredients are fully incorporated;
  3. Finally, add the chia and yeast and mix with the help of a spoon or hand whisk;
  4. Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the toothpick test comes out clean;
  5. Let the cake cool to unmold and is ready!

9. Healthy carrot cake

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Ingredients for the cake

  • 1 medium carrot
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons xylitol
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Coconut oil

Ingredients for the topping

  • 100g melted 70% chocolate
  • ½ box of heavy cream

Directions

  1. In a blender, beat the carrot, oil, eggs and xylitol until smooth. Then, add the rice flour and the yeast, and let it beat for a few more minutes;
  2. Grease a baking dish of your preference with coconut oil and distribute the dough evenly. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes;
  3. For the topping, in a bowl, mix the melted chocolate with heavy cream until smooth;
  4. Using an awl, a fork or a knife make small holes in the cake. Then pour the covering over the whole mass;
  5. Serve yourself and enjoy this delicious recipe!

10. Healthy chocolate cake

Ingredients for the cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup 100% cocoa
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Ingredients for the topping

  • 200g 70% melted chocolate
  • 1 box of coconut milk
  • Chocolate shavings of your choice

Directions

  1. In a blender, beat for a few minutes the eggs, milk, coconut oil, cocoa and brown sugar. Then, add the oat flour and beat until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. Finally, mix in the yeast;
  2. Grease a baking pan with coconut oil and sprinkle cocoa powder evenly. Pour batter into baking dish and bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes;
  3. For the topping, in a bowl, mix the melted chocolate with the coconut milk until smooth;
  4. With the cake at room temperature, pour the ganache over the batter, spreading it with a spoon. If you prefer, with the help of an awl, fork or knife you can make small holes in the dough so that the coverage enters the cake;
  5. Finish with chocolate shavings if desired and enjoy!

Eating is all good, and combine the pleasure of eating with quality of life and health is even better. Now that you have different and nutritious recipes for dessert, how about also checking out these healthy chicken pie recipes for a salty fit snack?

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