Healthy Quinoa Cake

By abbeysue

Whole grain wheat and quinoa add healthy fiber and density to this quick cake.

Healthy Quinoa Cake
  • 3/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour

  • 1/2 cup Cooked Quinoa

  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup Honey

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1/8 tsp Salt

  • 1/6 cup Olive Oil

  • 1 large Egg

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 1/4 cup Ground Almonds

  • 1/2 cup Raisins

  • Syrup:

  • 1/8 cup Honey

  1. Start with cooking quinoa. Take 1/6 cup quinoa and rinse it thoroughly in a fine mesh sieve. I always soak quinoa in a dish for a few minutes before rinsing. This removes a natural coating on quinoa that is bitter in taste.

  2. Place the quinoa is a cooking pan, add 3 times the water. Bring to boil. Keep the heat to low and let it cook for about 15 minutes or until it is fully cooked. After removing from the heat, let it sit for another 5 min and fluff it with a fork.

  3. Preheat to 350 degree. Grease the 8x3 inch pan.

  4. In a mixing bowl, bring together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together.

  5. To this mix, add olive oil, honey.

  6. Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract. Mix well with rubber spatula until combined.

  7. Fold in the ground almonds.

  8. Stir in the quinoa and then stir in the raisins.

  9. Pour the cake batter into the greased baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean but moist.

  10. For syrup: Bring the honey to a gentle boil in a small saucepan then remove from heat.

  11. After poking the holes with toothpick, slowly pour the syrup over the cake while it is still warm. Using the back of a spoon, prevent it from rushing to the edges. Let the cake sit a few minutes before cutting into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts

Calories 160
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 135mg
Potassium 140mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g

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