Grandmother’s walnut cake made healthier
When I was a kid, my grandmother used to make walnut cake from the walnut tree in her garden. It was delicious and I have so many good memories from it. Now, my boyfriend has a walnut tree in his garden at home and I decided it was time to try out my grandmother’s recipe. However, I wanted to make it slightly healthier so instead of butter I used coconut oil and I replaced the flour with oatmeal flour to add extra fiber. It turned out to be de-li-ci-ous as well, so I wanted to share this recipe with you. Enjoy!
- 4 eggs
- 250g cane sugar
- 125g melted coconut oil
- 250g oats
- 250ml milk
- 175g walnuts
- 7g yeast (=1 little bag)
- 20g vanilla sugar (=2 little bags)
- Preheat the oven on 180°C.
- Take a blender and mix the oats until you have oat flour. Transfer to a bowl.
- Now add in the cane sugar, the vanilla sugar and yeast.
- Separate the eggs and add in the egg yolks into the dry mixture. Set the egg white aside for later.
- Add in the milk to the bowl and mix everything together until it is fully combined.
- Melt the coconut oil and add it to the dough.
- Chop the walnuts into smaller pieces in a blender. I prefer to still have some little chunks of walnut in the cake to add some crunchiness to it, so do not blend it too fine. Then add the walnuts in the dough.
- Lastly, whip up the egg white until stiff and scoop it carefully into the mixture. Be gentle here, you do want to keep the dough fluffy and airy.
- Transfer the dough into a baking mold, lined with parchment paper, and put it in a preheated oven of 180°C for 40 minutes.
- After 40 minutes check if your cake is ready with a toothpick. If you stick the toothpick into your cake, it should come out clean, otherwise leave it for another 5 minutes.
That’s it! Perfect cake to enjoy on a rainy day with a cup of tea.
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