Here is a kind of healthy baking.. The fancy words “eggless” & “butterless” doesn’t mean so much to me…However I would prefer to use less fat as much as I can. We may have read in many health articles that “Butter” has high calories from its saturated fat and also has high cholesterol which is bad for heart.. So nowadays I am using Olive oil instead of butter. And “eggless” was unintentional. I didn’t have egg in my fridge so I didn’t use it. But the cake turned out just fine and super moist. Unbelievable!! Therefore I have to admit that we can also go healthy in baking without losing the divine taste of real baking.For me healthy baking is all about no butter, no white sugar and no white flour..Rest all fine..
Since I cook eggs daily in various form, a piece of advice for you guys out there..Do not ignore the eggs if you ain’t vegan or allergic. Egg is a good source of protein. In fact many agree that it helps to reduce weight 😉 Good news isn’t it?? Why wait?? Try it out !!
|Preparation time: 15 mins + 30 mins soaking time (optional)|
|Cooking time: 30 – 40 mins|
|Level : Moderate|
|Whole Wheat Flour||½ Cup|
|Brown sugar||50 gm|
|Olive oil / Canola oil||30 gm / 2 Tbsp|
|Baking soda||½ Tsp|
|Cinnamon Powder||¼ Tsp|
|1. Soak the dates in warm milk for about 30 mins if it is too dry.|
|2. Preheat oven to 175° C.|
|3. Sieve the flour along with baking soda & cinnamon powder and keep it in a large bowl.
Add the sugar and chopped walnuts. Mix to combine.
|4. Grind together the milk and dates to a paste.|
|5. In another bowl pour the dates paste and oil. Whisk to combine well.|
|6. Pour the dates mixture to the flour and mix to form batter with no lumps.|
|7. Grease the cake pan with little oil and pour the batter.|
|8. Sprinkle some raisins on the top.|
|9. Bake for 30 -40 mins or till toothpicks comes out clean when inserted.|
|10. Serving option: Serve with maple syrup or chocolate syrup or condensed milk or whipped cream
- Increase/decrease the qty of sugar according to the quality of dates and its sweetness. If your dates are too sweet reduce the sugar.
- If you want more moist add some more milk.
- You can use spices like nutmeg, clove, ginger along with cinnamon.