Gluten Free Probiotic Lemon Blondies

wpid-wp-1427052650650.jpegAlthough my hubby would string me up for saying this, sometimes I fancy cake that isn’t of the chocolate variety. To him it isn’t a real pudding unless it contains cocoa, which is why I know that I’ve created something amazing here because it got his seal of approval. 

My family eat the Paleo way, and I mainly use nuts in place of flour. This recipe was inspired largely by my biggest baking success so far my Six Ingredient Chocolate Brownies. The end result was basically a blondie that wasn’t so sweet it felt like my teeth were going to fall out. Using live yoghurt (or kefir cultured milk, more on that another time) is a wonderful way of sneaking probiotic goodness into everyone’s diet. 

This recipe is free from grains, gluten, cows dairy and refined sugar

Ingredients for 8 generous slices
3 eggs
250ml live goats yoghurt 
50ml lemon juice
100g cashew nuts
100g pecan nuts
100g dates
50g coconut flour
Goats butter or oil for greasing
(Icing) 50g softened goats butter
Tbsp honey

Method
– preheat the oven to 160C and grease a 20cm cake tin or silicone mould

– put the goats butter and honey into a little bowl to allow it to melt while you are preparing the cake 

– if you have a powerful kitchen device (I have a Vitamix, lucky me) chuck all the cake ingredients in and whiz up on a high setting until you have a batter that resembles a thick shake

– pour said batter into the greased tin and bake for half an hour

– when the cake has cooled down enough to ice, simply whip up the soft butter/honey mix and spread over the top

– store leftovers in the fridge 

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20 Comments

  1. March 25, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    These look incredible and the comment about your choc loving husband made me giggle. I’m having to stay away from my usual dark chocolate due to migraines so need to make these, although what can I use instead of nuts, dessicated coconut perhaps? Fab post. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuedays

  2. March 24, 2015 / 11:15 pm

    Your cake looks and sounds like my cup of tea. I absolutely love nuts in cakes in place of flour. I have just received a bag of coconut flour. Do you just use it like you would regular flour?

  3. mummytries
    Author
    March 24, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    It’s lovely to have a change! Thanks so much for dropping by πŸ™‚

  4. mummytries
    Author
    March 24, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    It really is a fab way to eat isn’t it, I’m so pleased it’s working for you. Hope you enjoy this recipe hon, I’ll be keen to know how you get on if you do give it a go πŸ™‚

  5. March 24, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    Lemon desserts are a good substitute for chocolate ones – so everyone wins! Love that this is such a healthy choice too – Now just to find some of the ingredients and I’m set!

    #TastyTuesdays

    .:Marta @ petiteraisin.ca:.

  6. March 24, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    This looks amazing. I’ve recently gone Paleo (with a few cheats), and it has made me feel so much better. I will definitely give this recipe a go. Yummm! #tastytuesdays

  7. mummytries
    Author
    March 24, 2015 / 11:13 am

    Thanks my lovely. I try and buy my nuts and coconut in bulk as it’s soooo much cheaper – I go through a company called Natural Choice and they’re fab. If I get caught short though, Tiana are a great brand and they are in most health food shops, Ocado, Waitrose. Not sure about the other supermarkets though xx

  8. mummytries
    Author
    March 24, 2015 / 11:11 am

    tee hee, there’s plenty to go around and they are very filling with all the nuts!

  9. mummytries
    Author
    March 24, 2015 / 11:07 am

    Hi there, ask away I love questions!

    If you have a powerful blender/food processor you should be able to chuck everything in, if you don’t then it’s definitely best to grind or finely chop the nuts and dates first. Cows milk and butter would also work just fine, it’s just that we don’t eat it. Coconut flour is very very fine coconut so slightly different from desiccated although I’ve used desiccated coconut in cakes and it works really well… hope you enjoy the recipe, please let me know how you get on πŸ™‚

  10. March 24, 2015 / 11:04 am

    This sounds great- I’m keen to try it. Some newbie questions…. Is coconut flour different to dedicated coconut? Do the nuts break up in your mixer or should I use a blender? Do you think it would be ok to use cow rather than goat yogurt? I had a bad experience with goats milk as a child and I can’t stand goat products now!! Sorry for all the questions!

  11. mummytries
    Author
    March 24, 2015 / 11:02 am

    I love that blender, I’ve had it for almost three years and have used it every single day. Seriously it was the best money kitchen wise I have ever spent. I’ll be keen to hear how you get on with coconut yoghurt hon. Hope you’re feeling better today πŸ™‚

  12. mummytries
    Author
    March 24, 2015 / 10:52 am

    They are super yum x

  13. mummytries
    Author
    March 24, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Keep me posted!

  14. mummytries
    Author
    March 24, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Please let me know how you get on if you give them a go πŸ™‚

  15. March 24, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Ooh they look lovely! Not sure I could share those, however. πŸ™‚

  16. March 24, 2015 / 9:52 am

    These look lovely R, and you know I’m all over anything that’s cow-dairy free too! Where do you buy coconut flour from? x

  17. March 24, 2015 / 9:31 am

    Oooh these sound lovely, I’ll have to add these to my list to try #TastyTuesdays

  18. March 24, 2015 / 9:12 am

    Wow this looks amazing. Such a great idea to add yoghurt too. Definitely something in going to try making. #tastytursday

  19. March 24, 2015 / 8:53 am

    That sounds really healthy! Will have to give it a try! x

  20. March 23, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Oh my word that looks and sounds sooooo great!!!! I could really do with a slice of that right now (you know the pain!). Once I am back up and running I am going to try and make coconut yoghurt so I could make something like this that the whole family could eat! Sounds devine. I am very jealous that you have a Vitamix!!

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