Guest Post by Hayley of Nourish Your Glow
A healthy Christmas fruit cake recipe that’s gluten free and grain free. Made with almond flour, dried fruit, mixed spices and a little orange zest for a lovely authentic festive feel. There’s no added sweetener in this cake; the dried fruit ensure it is naturally sweetened. Even better, it’s pretty easy to make.
I have the easiest Christmas fruit cake recipe for you! If you need a healthy Christmas cake to whip up this Christmas I would highly recommend giving this recipe a try. All you need to do is make sure you’ve got all the ingredients on hand, so when you want to whip up the cake all you have to do is add all ingredients into one bowl, mix it together until it’s well combined and then pop it into the oven. That simple!
There is nothing more satisfying than baking your own cakes, desserts and biscuits for Christmas. This is a dense and moist fruit cake with a high ratio of fruit, which means you don’t need to use any extra sugar in the recipe. We also use ground almonds instead of traditional white refined flours that make up most store bought cakes. The ground almonds are also gluten free and add moisture so we just need to add a small amount of or olive oil to make it complete. The dried fruit adds natural sweetness so there’s no need to add any refined sugars or sugar substitutes.
Recipe- Easy to make Healthy Christmas Fruit Cake. A healthy twist on a Christmas favourite. Gluten free and grain free
- 600g mixed dried fruit
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- zest and juice from 1 orange
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 organic eggs
- 200g (2 cups) ground almonds
- 50g walnuts
- Preheat your oven to 150°C / 300°F,
- Prepare a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper lining the sides and the base.
- Combine dried fruit, spice, orange zest and juice, olive oil and eggs.
- Add the almonds and walnuts and mix through.
- Spoon Christmas cake batter into your baking tin.
- Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Check with a skewer to see if it comes out clean, if not bake for another 20 minutes.
- Cover the top if necessary to prevent over-browning.
- Cool, then remove from the tin and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
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I hope you enjoy this Christmas Fruit Cake recipe. What are your favourite Christmas Recipes?