Healthy and delicious cake that you can eat for breakfast or dessert sounds too good to be true, right? Well, thanks to Shirley Plant from Delicious Alternatives, it’s not! This tasty Berry Cake recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and nut free. WOW!
Wether you have food allergies or are just looking for a healthy dessert option, this Berry Cake recipe is definitely worth trying. It is made with healthy, whole ingredients such as fresh fruit, oats, nuts and chia seeds.
Eat the Berry Cake as is for a delicious start to the morning, or top with coconut ice cream to create a delectable dessert! Enjoy.
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n everyday language, a berry is a small, pulpy and often edible fruit. Berries are usually juicy, rounded, brightly colored, sweet or sour, and do not have a stone or pit, although many pips or seeds may be present. Common examples are strawberries,raspberries, blueberries; and red- and blackcurrants. In Britain soft fruit is a horticultural term for such fruits.
The scientific usage of the term berry differs from common usage. In scientific terminology, a berry is a fruit produced from the ovary of a single flower in which the outer layer of the ovary wall develops into an edible fleshy portion (botanically the pericarp). The definition includes many fruits that are not commonly known as berries, such as grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants (aubergines) and bananas. Fruits excluded by the botanical definition include strawberries and raspberries. A plant bearing berries is said to be bacciferous or baccate.
Many berries are edible, but some are poisonous to humans, such as the fruits of the potato, the deadly nightshade and pokeweed, and can cause harm. Others, such as the white, red mulberry, and elderberry are poisonous when unripe, but are edible in their ripe form.
Berries are eaten worldwide and often used in jams, preserves, cakes or pies. Some berries are commercially important. The berry industry varies from country to country as do types of berries cultivated or growing in the wild. Many berries such as raspberries and strawberries have been bred for thousands of years and are distinct from their wild counterparts, while some berries such as lingonberries and cloudberries grow almost exclusively in the wild.
- 3/4 cup gluten-free oats
- 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup arrowroot starch
- 3 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp chia seed mixed in 1/2 cup water let sit to gel for at least 1 hr; then add in
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup Honey
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- walnuts optional
- In a food processor process your oats until they are somewhat fine. Add in the rest of your dry ingredients and pulse.
- Add in wet ingredients and mix well.
- Add in fruit and just pulse gently so you still have chunks of fruit left- if you want to add in some nuts do so here.
- Pour into an 8×8 oiled pan.
- Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes.
- Top with coconut cream, coconut ice cream or eat as is.
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