apple-quinoa cake

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Stephanie Littlefield
from Jacksonville, FL

In my opinion, its the sunflower seeds that make this cake. I prefer to make a simple crumb topping with butter, oats, and brown sugar, then pop it back in the oven to brown up a bit then serve this up as a coffee cake for brunch or dessert.

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
serves 9
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For apple-quinoa cake

  • 2 md
    apples, mcintosh, cored, coarsely grated (about 1cup loosely packed)
  • 1/2 c
    agave nectar
  • 1/2 c
    sunflower oil or other light flavored oil
  • 2 c
    quinoa, cooked
  • 2 tsp
    finely ground chia seeds
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 pkg
    raisins
  • 1 1/3 c
    gluten free whole oat flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    cardamom, or less, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/4 c
    whole oats
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How To Make apple-quinoa cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9" square pan or line it with parchment paper.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, mix apple, agave nectar, oil, quinoa, chia seeds, vanilla, vinegar, sunflower seeds, and raisins. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, sift all of the dry ingredients. Add the oats. Now add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix well.
  • 4
    Pour it into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 40 minutes or til a toothpick that you poke in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely before slicing. You can leave the top plain or top with the crumb topping that I speak of in the personal notes section.
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