Sunday, September 29, 2013

"clean" hummingbird cake

my version of Hummingbird cake....a delish #clean version...very dense and moist! #hummingbirdcake #cleaneats #foodporn #healthydessert #healthy by @nikkiclearypta
When I was pregnant (with all three of my kids, I would go up and visit my best friend Ashley in Tampa. She and I would walk over to a local deli and indulge in the most delicious Hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting. In the last two years, i have been on a journey to kick my sugar (aka the legal cocaine) addiction. Baking was a big part of my life and for a while,I just had to stay away from it all. Now, I have been experimenting and I came up with this recipe to help satisfy my "sweet tooth".

Pre Heat oven to 350
1 cup oat bran
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup ground flax
3/4 cup organic coconut sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup of my homemade apple butter (you can use unsweetened apple sauce)
3/4 cup egg beaters
2 mashed bananas
8 oz can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
mix in:
1/2 cup low sugar craisins
1/2 cup flax seeds
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup unsweetened coconut

Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake in pre heated oven for 1 hour!

Live Health. Live Happy.

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