Happy Friday! In honor of this beautiful Friday, I thought I would bring you a real treat…
When you think of quinoa recipes, chances are you don’t think of dessert, but today I’m thinking about quinoa dessert recipes.
Now, anyone who knows me really well knows that I don’t eat a lot of desserts. Ok, I confess. Once a month I make an exception and go for a really great chocolate bar. (This is my new favorite!) But most of the time I would choose a glass of wine over dessert, because honestly I’m a salty girl not a sweet!
Still, I know that a lot of you out there are looking for great dessert recipes and so I decided to develop this weekly series, featuring great quinoa dessert recipes!
****My husband and children are cheering in the background *****
Now, I can’t promise that they will be 100% clean, but what’s the point in dessert if it isn’t just a little bit indulgent, right? Still, just by adding quinoa, quinoa flakes or quinoa flour, you are creating a treat that you can at least feel a little bit good about, right?
Today I am going to share with you a quinoa cake recipe that I found on ScandiFoodie. I am really glad I found the website because it is absolutely beautiful. Seriously. I so wish I had the passion to take photographs like that! I don’t know about you, but sites like that just inspire me.
Anyways, I have “American-ized” the recipe a bit for those of you who do not favor having to do metric conversions while cooking and made a few tweaks. The result is a delicious and very unique quinoa dessert. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Recipe: Quinoa Cake!
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup quinoa flour
- ½ cup almond meal
- 1/3 cup hazelnut meal
- 3 peaches, peeled and cut into small pieces
- Confectioners sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare a round cake pan.
- With a mixer, combine the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add yogurt, applesauce and vanilla and beat until combined.
- In a separate bowl sift together the baking powder and flour.
- Add to wet ingredients.
- Fold in almond meal, hazelnut meal and peaches.
- Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
- Your quinoa cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.
Do you like quinoa desserts?