Avocado replaces butter or oil in this loaf cake that's moist, dense, and aromatic with almond.
January is the coldest month where I live. Survival calls for wool sweaters, steaming cups of tea, warm tartan blankets, and most of all, healthy homemade baked goods like this.
Because I don’t think there’s anything more comforting than baking on a winter’s day.
I love using almond flour in my baked goods and I typically go for a more basic (unflavored) loaf. However, one day when I was in the mood to bake I found a lonely avocado nearly on its last legs in my fridge. Now, of course I could have gone the route of guacamole (and truth be told, I usually do!), but I wanted something a little different. A sweet loaf cake came to mind and along with it, the idea of using mashed avocado instead of butter or oil, which worked like a charm.
This loaf cake is moist and dense, and aromatic with almond. Two of the main sources of fat in this recipe – almond flour and avocado – are great sources of heart-healthy fat. This cake makes a delicious dessert or sweet snack with tea, but it’s also lovely toasted for breakfast (and perhaps topped with homemade cranberry jam, like this).
What’s your favorite way to stay warm in the winter?Print