Who knew cake made from QUINOA could be soooo good!? The juices from my probiotic chia jam (recipe posted a few days ago) sunk into the cake to make the flavors bangin'! 🙌🏼And yes, it's paleo (quinoa is a seed not a grain and many people think otherwise) with gut healing benefits of collagen! All my peeps better get on this!👇
2 cups cooked quinoa (about 1/2 cup uncooked)
3 Tbsp flaxmeal + 8 Tbsp water
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa/cacao powder
2 Tbsp honey or blackstrap molasses
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 scoops @vitalproteins collagen
✏️Let quinoa cool after cooking (I cooked it the night before and let cool in the fridge)
✏️Mix flaxmeal and water in a small bowl and let it sit 5-10 minutes to thicken.
✏️Blend quinoa, flax eggs, and apple sauce in a high speed blender (I used my @vitamix) until smooth. Then add remaining ingredients and blend again until it creates a smooth puree.
✏️Transfer batter to choice of baking dish (cake pan, cupcake tins, ramekins, etc.) and bake at 350 F for 30- 45 minutes depending on what type of dish you bake in (the larger the dish the longer it will take to bake - i.e. cupcakes will take the least amount of time)
✏️Carefully slit top of cake, fill with my probiotic jam, then cover with the piece you sliced open and serve.