Cherry and Almond cake slices

This easy recipe is completely grain free and dairy free too. Lovely sliced into squares and enjoyed with a cup of tea .

 

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Cherry and Almond slices

1 1/2 cups ground almonds

2 free range eggs

1 tsp almond essence

1 cup of halved or quartered glaće cherries  ( I use taste the difference morello cherries from Sainsbury ) or you could possibly try fresh pitted cherries

1/4 cup melted raw coconut oil ( or melted unsalted butter )

2 tbsp maple syrup ( I used Waitrose organic )

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

handful of flaked almonds

Method

Pre heat oven 180c

Put the ground almonds and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl

 

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Add the beaten eggs and melted coconut oil , almond essence and maple syrup

mix together

then add the cherries.

If using glaće cherries wash first and dry and sprinkle with a little ground almonds.

Spoon in to a small square cake tin.

Sprinkle the flaked almonds on top and pop in the oven.

I used an 8×8 square cake tin and lined with baking paper.

This makes thin cake slices, you could use a slightly smaller tin for a deeper slice.

baked very quickly

about 15mins check that it is completely cooked before removing from the oven.

 

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I am constantly surprised by the amount of things that can be baked without using grains, Using ground nuts of all kinds is a healthy choice. Especially good for those with a gluten or wheat intolerance, Coeliac disease or Inflammatory Bowel disease.

 

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There are now many books on the market about removing All grains from our diet.

Wheat Belly and Wheat belly cookbook by William Davis MD make interesting reading.

Happy Baking!

 

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