March 18, 2013

Grain Free Coffee Cake

One thing I am passionate about is trying to live the most natural and healthy life we can, but it can be very challenging to eat, drink, sleep, and nourish our bodies naturally and healthfully. There are so many foods, products, and companies that use words to fool us into believing what we are putting in or on our bodies are "good" for us, when in reality half of those products have very harmful ingredients for our bodies. For me it starts with food. When feeding myself and my family, I try to feed us organic, natural whole foods. No packaged products with hidden ingredients. That being said it can be challenging and tedious and expensive to do so. One way I keep encouraged and reminded of these things is through a few blogs I read. They inspire me through food, life stories, and sharing their products they love as well. Also, it helps to have friends who are also doing the same. My closest friends are a good source for me on skincare products that are safe and natural, as well as vitamins and supplement referrals. One blog I love, and have been following for the past couple of years now is Roost Blog. She recently wrote a post about a skincare line that is natural and safe, and one that she loves. She has also collaborated with the skincare creator Tata Harper, and is giving away one of their products. I loved reading her post this morning because it reminded me of the importance of what we feed our skin as well. I hope you find it a good read, and find my natural recipes encouraging to you as well! Happy Monday! Update: If you are looking for a great line of makeup that is not toxic to your skin, Coco from Roostblog has also wrote a beautiful post about some great products as well! 

Grain Free Coffee Cake
Serves 6

For the Cake:

    2/3 cup honey 
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    4 eggs
    1/2 cup almond milk
    3/4 cup almond flour
    3/4 cup sifted coconut flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or butter an 8×8 baking pan.
2. Combine honey, butter, eggs and almond milk in a bowl until well combined.
3. Combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
4. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir well.
5. Pour HALF of the cake batter into the prepared cake pan and spread out evenly.
6. Prepare streusel.
Streusel Ingredients:
    1 cup chopped pecans
    2 Tbsp. honey
    1/4 cup butter
    1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. coconut flour
1. Combine all the streusel ingredients in a bowl.
2. Distribute half of the streusel over the batter in the pan.
3. Pour the rest of the cake batter on streusel and top with remaining streusel.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-35 minutes. Remove from oven when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.


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