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Easter will be held this Sunday, and someone has already begun to prepare for it in advance. On the eve of the holiday, boiled eggs are now painted in many houses and cakes are decorated with sprinkles. However, those who adhere to strict nutritional principles cannot afford to enjoy ordinary sweet pastries without remorse. But there is even a way out of this situation. We have prepared five healthy recipes for a traditional Easter dish that will definitely not harm your figure. There is also an option for vegans!
Diet cake made from rye flour and cottage cheese
Rye flour is an integral component of healthy baked goods. It is even used in diets for diabetics, since rye is a slow carbohydrate and is broken down gradually without causing spikes in blood glucose.
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- coarse rye flour - 150 g;
- eggs - 2 pcs;
- cottage cheese - 200 g;
- honey - 1 tablespoon;
- soda - 1 teaspoon;
- lemon juice - 1 teaspoon;
- vanilla extract - 1/2 teaspoon;
- dried fruits and nuts to taste;
- plain yogurt - 100 ml;
- gelatin - 1 teaspoon.
Put flour, eggs, cottage cheese, honey, soda, lemon juice and vanilla extract into a bowl. Mix all the ingredients and add dried fruits to them. Knead the dough and put it in a pre-greased mold. We send it to the oven preheated to 160 degrees for an hour.
At this time, separately mix the yogurt with gelatin, if you wish, you can add a little honey. Pour the cooled cake with the resulting cream and decorate with nuts and dried fruits to taste.
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To diversify the taste of Easter pastries, you can experiment with natural syrups, decor, types of flour and butter. So, for example, you can easily cook a cake with a coconut flavor and an inviting smell.
- orange - 1 pc;
- coconut flour - 1/2 tablespoon;
- tapioca or cornstarch - 2 tablespoons;
- eggs - 2 pcs;
- natural maple syrup - 3-4 tablespoons;
- coconut oil - 1 teaspoon;
- soda (slaked with lemon juice) - 1/2 teaspoon;
- cashew nuts - 1/2 cup;
- raisins, dried apricots, coconut to taste;
- water - 4 tablespoons;
- lemon sok - 1 teaspoon.
Method of preparation
Prepare the juice and zest from a whole orange, and then add two yolks, syrup, vanillin, coconut oil and slaked soda to them. Using a mixer, beat the proteins into a foam, pour into the already obtained mass and gently mix from bottom to top. Put flour and starch there, mix again. Finally, add raisins and dried apricots to the dough.
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees, grease the cake pan with coconut oil. We put the dough in it so that it fills 3/4 of the volume, and bake for about an hour. The exact time will depend on the size of the mold.
For the cream, soak the cashew nuts in advance for 2-3 hours. Then beat them in a blender with water, syrup, vanilla and lemon juice. We spread the resulting mass on a cake and decorate with nuts, raisins and coconut.
Walnut-citrus cakes with cranberries
It is customary to put raisins in the cake dough, but it can be replaced with cranberries paired with your favorite nuts. This will add new unusual notes to the traditional taste of baked goods.
- whole grain wheat flour - 200 g;
- corn flour - 50 g;
- baking powder - 1 teaspoon;
- soda —1/2 teaspoon;
- cane sugar - 50 g;
- salt and vanilla sugar to taste;
- cinnamon - 1 teaspoon;
- almonds - 70 g;
- dried cranberries - 70 g;
- coconut oil - 15 ml;
- orange - 1 pc;
- water - 50-150 ml.
Sift the flour and add cane and vanilla sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, chopped almonds and cranberries to it. Remove the zest from the orange and add it to the dry ingredients along with the orange juice and oil. Stir and, if necessary, pour in a little water to bring the dough to the desired consistency.
Put the dough in small disposable molds and put in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for about half an hour. Readiness can be checked with a toothpick. When the cakes are cool, you can pour them icing.
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Carrot and apple cakes in the form of muffins
If If for some reason you do not like to eat standard-sized cakes, then the dough for them can be poured into small muffin molds. This will definitely not spoil the taste.
- oat flour - 85 g;
- rice flour - 65 g;
- reedhigh sugar - 40 g;
- coconut flakes - 40 g;
- carrots - 75 g (1/2 large);
- apple - 150 g (one large);
- lemon - 1/4;
- soda - 1/2 teaspoon;
- vanilla - 1 teaspoon;
- olive oil - 30 g;
- candied fruit or raisins - 2 g.
Method of preparation
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, except sugar. Grind apples and carrots and mix them in another bowl with lemon, butter and sugar. After that, put everything together and add candied fruits or raisins to taste.
If the dough comes out too thick, add a couple tablespoons of water. We put it in muffin molds and bake in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
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Vegan cake with banana
Vegans take their food seriously. They make sure that the food does not contain animal products. And we are talking not only about meat, but also about eggs and milk. Fortunately, Easter cake can be baked without them.
- banana - 1 pc;
- flour - 250 g;
- oat milk - 200 ml;
- sugar - 100 g;
- 1/2 teaspoon salt;
- vegetable oil - 30 ml;
- raisins - 50 g;
- baking powder - 10 g;
- lemon or orange zest optional - 20 g;
- icing sugar - 100 g;
- mineral water - 250 ml;
- lemon juice - 5 ml;
- decor. ⠀
Knead the banana with a mortar or fork. Add citrus zest, milk, butter, sugar, salt, baking powder to it and mix all the ingredients. Sift flour through a sieve and gradually mix into the bulk. Finally, add the raisins evenly. We bake the dough at 180 degrees in a dish with greased paper for about an hour.
To prepare the glaze, mix the powdered sugar, mineral water and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until thickened. When the cake has cooled down, decorate it with the resulting mass and decor.