I asked my followers on Facebook a couple of weeks ago what quinoa flake bake flavor I should come up with next.
Although there was a strong following for carrot cake at first, snickerdoodle ended up sliding into first base.
A couple of tries later and I successfully landed on a cake that was perfectly sweet, dense, but not too hard, and resembled a cookie. Booya!
Then I made it for myself 6 additional times just to be sure.
It’s all about quality control, folks.
- ¼ cup quinoa flakes
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut/coconut sugar
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon himalayan rock salt
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon coconut/coconut sugar + ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Prepare a 16oz. microwave/oven safe dish by oiling with a dab of coconut oil. Set aside. Drop all ingredients except cinnamon sugar topping in a small bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Press mixture into prepare dish and even out with fork. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over top.
- Microwave option: Place in the microwave and cook on level 6 power for 3-4 minutes. You’ll know when it’s done when it rises slightly, is harder to the touch, and pulls away from the sides of the dish. Don’t bake it too long, or you’ll have a Frisbee!
- Oven option: Place in a preheated oven at 350F and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Allow to rest for 1 minute before tipping over onto a plate and smothering with your favorite toppings.
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The sprinkled flax you’re seeing is crushed flax from Omega Crunch. They naturally separate the shell from the germ of the flax seed making the omega-3 oils readily available. Whereas when you eat whole flax seed, there’s not much omega-3 absorption going on. This is unless the flax seed is ground, but who can snack on a bowl of ground flax seed? blah
Their product is so good you can eat it straight out of the container, something I do every night before bed.
I just ordered a 2kg tub of their maple flax last week and can’t wait for it to arrive. $10 says it’ll be gone in less than a month.
Another product I have to chat about are Goody’s new(ish) spin pins. Have you tried them?
I have really layered hair so there are a couple of pieces that just don’t fit into a bun naturally, but holy moly does this product work! I managed to keep this bun in my hair all day long and it didn’t budge.
Spin pins and my bumpit – you may laugh, but I love that darn thing – make my morning hair routine a 2 minute event.
Ta-ta from the girl with an awesome updo… on a Tuesday!