|Fun with the boys at the apple orchards and pumpkin patch.|
I have seen everything from big bears to fissures in my deer stand. A few years ago, my dad even had 2 bear crawl up the tree he was in and all he had was his bow and arrow! Yikes!
My mom always packed our dinner and she always included an apple dessert. She makes the best apple bundt cake! But I have to say for a sugar free, gluten free, dairy free cake, this one is pretty awesome!
Fun Fact! Did you know that one granny smith apple has 29 net carbs with 26g of sugar. A KitKat has 26g net carbs with 20g sugar! I am not saying an apple is the same as eating a KitKat, but I want to help open eyes up to the sugar in foods. In our paleo days, an apple was a dessert. Now we eat fruit and fruit juices in abundance. We need to treat fruit as a dessert.
FYI: For those of you who are nut-free or have kids in "nut-free" schools, coconut flour is technically a fruit, not a nut! Yahoo!
"HEALTHIFIED" APPLE BUNDT CAKE
3 cups blanched almond flour OR 1 cup coconut flour
1 TBS baking powder
1 TBS cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
2 cups Swerve (or Just Like Brown Sugar and 2 tsp stevia glycerite)
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter
4 eggs (8 eggs if using coconut flour)
1 cup brewed apple tea (4 tea bags)
2 tsp vanilla or apple extract
1/2 cup brewed apple tea (1 tea bag) OR 1 tsp apple extract
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup confectioners Swerve (or powdered erythritol and 1/2 tsp stevia glycerite)
Preheat oven to 350°. Brew apple tea in boiling water and set aside. Grease a 12-cup bundt pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sweetener, oil, apple tea, eggs, and vanilla. Mix to combine. Then add the flour mixture and combine once again. Pour into prepared Bundt pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out of the cake clean. While it bakes, prepare the glaze. In a medium sized bowl, place the 1/2 cup brewed tea, 1/2 cup coconut oil (it will melt in the hot tea), and confectioners Swerve and mix well. Set aside to cool a bit before spreading over cake.
|This recipe also makes great mini apple donuts! Click HERE.|
Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto your serving platter. Top with glaze. Another option for serving this cake would be to finish it with a simple dusting of powdered Swerve once it is cool. A dollop of slightly Swerve-sweetened whipped cream or a scoop of "healthified" apple crisp ice cream! Makes 12 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMAPRSION (per serving)
Traditional Apple Cake = 523 calories, 27g fat, 4g protein, 66.3g carbs, 2.1g fiber (64.2 effective carbs)
"Healthified" Cake = 245 calories, 22g fat, 5g protein, 6.7g carbs, 3.7g fiber (3 effective carbs)
|A beautiful walk around the orchard.|