Use Quinoa As Cake Batter Base

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Quinoa has been around for Centuries, but recently it has become quite a prominent dish on many tables across the world. It is a protein packed Super Grain that is also Gluten Free. Using it in baking gives a healthier option than using flour or Gluten Free flour blends.

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You will need:

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    2 cups of cooked and cooled Quinoa.
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    1/3 cup milk.
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    3/4 cup butter.
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    4 eggs.
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    Sugar (1 and 1/2 cup), Honey (1 cup),Stevia (1 and 1/2 cups), or Real Maple Syrup (1/3 cup)
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    Choose whichever works best for you and your family
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    1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
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    1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
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    1/2 teaspoon salt.
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Options for Flavors

  • Chocolate- Add 1 cup of cocoa powder or two melted squares of unsweetened baking chocolate
  • Carrot- Add 1 cup of shredded carrots with 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cloves and the optional chopped nuts such as walnuts.
  • Strawberry- 1 cup fresh or thawed strawberries. You would blend them and add them to the batter.
  • Lemon- 1 Tablespoon of lemon zest and 1 and 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
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Procedure

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    Blend the Quinoa in your blender or Nutri Bullet with 1/3 cup milk, 3/4 cup butter that has been melted and cooled and four eggs.
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    The batter will then be a thick base
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    At this time you can sweeten the batter to your liking by adding it to a mixing bowl with either sugar (1 and 1/2 cup), honey (1 cup), Stevia (1 and 1/2 cups) or Real Maple Syrup (1/3 cup).
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    Sift 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt together and add it to your sweetened batter.
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    At this time you can add 1 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring extract depending on what flavor of cake you desire.
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Baking

All of the cake option are baked in a preheated oven of 350 degrees F.

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    Grease the pan liberally
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    For bundt pan, bake for 38-45 minutes.
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    For two medium size springform/cake pans, bake for 28 to 35 minutes
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    Always do a test with a toothpick or knife before removing the cake from the oven
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    A cooked cake will have an almost clean toothpick or knife when you do a poke test.
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Tips

  • This batter can also be used as a pancake batter.
  • Make sure to refrigerate any uneaten portions of this cake.
  • For portion control you can cut and freeze single portions of this cake.
  • This cake is super moist! Allow it to completely cool before cutting into it or dividing it for filling.

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Categories : Desserts

Recent edits by: Eng, Maria, Alma

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