Almond Berry Loaf with Lemon Cashew Glaze GF/DF

Benefit: this cake is gluten free, free from refined sugars and rich in good oils to support gut health and brain function.

With the glaze you can make double quantity, and freeze to put over other gluten free cakes.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups almond meal
  • ¾ teaspoon gluten free baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup maple syrup/agave/raw honey
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • 4 large eggs – room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped blueberries or cranberries, fresh or frozen, can even use raisins or raw cacoa nibs too.

Glaze

  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • 4 teaspoons coconut milk/nut milk
  • 3 teaspoons cold pressed coconut oil, melted (I leave mine out at room temp in Singapore, so it is already liquid!)
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons honey, liquid
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly coat an 8×4 loaf pan with coconut oil, then line with parchment paper.

Place all of the loaf ingredients, except the berries, in a blender.  Blend for approximately a minute beginning on low then increase speed.

Mix in the chopped berries by hand, then pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Place the loaf in the oven, then immediately reduce the oven temperature to 325.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the loaf.

Let the loaf cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then gently loosen the sides and remove it from the pan.

Continue to cool until it has reached room temperature.

Meanwhile, make the lemon glaze.

Add all of the ingredients to a small blender or food processor and process until smooth.  Stop to scrape the sides if necessary to get all of the little bits of cashews.

Once the loaf has cooled completely, drizzle the icing over the top.

Store the leftover loaf in the refrigerator.

Adapted from the Author: Danielle Walker – Against All Grain.

Category
Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes