Cranberry Quinoa Cake

Hello friends!  I feel like I fell off the face of the earth the past 2 weeks!  We have been DEEP in house renovations.  If you follow me in instagram, you have probably seen some of the updates!  Here are a few of my favorite things about the new house so far!

 

 

We received our appliances last Friday afternoon, but I still don’t have a totally functioning kitchen.  Thankfully I was able to use the kitchen at work to whip up a tasty recipe for you all!

I am linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Jess from Hello to Fit for our new ingredient themed week!

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I have to admit that as much as I love quinoa, I have never actually used quinoa flour before.  I was a little nervous that it was going to make the cake a bit bitter, but it turned out really well!  I adapted this recipe from one that a friend gave me.

Cranberry Quinoa Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 c Quinoa Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 3/4 cup crasins (or any other dried fruit)
  • 1 cup slightly chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4- 2 c applesauce
  • 1 organic egg, beaten
  • 1/2-3/4 cup maple sugar
  • 1 c softened grass fed butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375* and oil a 8 x 8 glass baking dish
  2. Place nuts and crasins in a med bowl and mix with 1/3 of the quinoa flour
  3. In a large bowl mix together the remaining quinoa flour, salt, cloves, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Add the nut/crasin mix and the applesauce to the large bowl, mix well
  5. Add in the egg, sugar and butter, mix well
  6. Pour mix into the glass baking dish
  7. Bake for 40-50 min, or until a fork comes out of the cake clean
  8. Enjoy!

Side note- these can also be made into muffins, but cook for less time.  I have not experimented with the muffins yet so I don’t have an exact time for them!

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Cranberry Quinoa Cake

  1. Farrah

    I’m glad you’re back! And urghhhh for moving (although despite how tiring it must be, it must be super exciting too! ❤ I love your renovations!).

    I don't think I've ever tried quinoa flour, but I love Bob's Red Mill anything. 😛 This looks like an awesome treat to share with my new co-workers!:]

    Reply
    1. chocolaterunnergirl Post author

      Thank you! Been a crazy few weeks! Yeah moving has been a pain! Gonna post about it soon! Lol
      It’s exciting to be finished with it, at least part of it. Everything is still in the garage or dining room till our floors are finished.

      Reply
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