Looking for a delicious healthy snack for the kids I combined a few different recipes to give the humble apple tea cake a bit of a twist.
We always give our fruit and vegetables and good wash before using. Today I soaked the apples in a vinegar-water mix before using. A great tip I picked up from my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Such an easy extra process to ensure fruit and vegetables are clean and stay fresh for longer.
I decided to steam these little cakes to make them moist. I baked them in the oven for 10 minutes after they were cooked for a golden top. The kids said they tasted delicious and told me I should make them again. Next time I will bake them in muffin tins in the oven for 20-30 minutes. I’ll also substitute rice malt syrup for honey and lemon juice for vanilla extract for something different.
- 6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup (100g) almond flour
- 1/4 cup (25g) arrowroot powder
- 1/2 cup (85g) coconut oil
- 1/2 cup (150g) honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Grease 8 silicone muffin moulds and set aside.
- Place 500g water into the thermomix bowl. Place apple slices onto varoma tray and steam for 10-12 minutes / varoma / speed 4. Set aside.
- Place almond flour, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract into dry thermomix bowl and mix for 30 seconds / speed 9.
- Add eggs and blend for 2 minutes / speed 3.
- Add baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and blend 5 seconds / speed 5. Be careful not to over mix.
- Divide batter between greased muffin moulds, then place into varoma dish and tray. Place 1L water into thermomix bowl, place varoma into position and steam for 15-20 minutes / varoma / speed 2.
- Allow cakes to cool slightly, then rest for 5 minutes before turning out. Serve warm or at room temperature.