Last month I created my very first post on the fantastic Train Eat Gain website, a Pumpkin & Chocolate Protein Cheesecake just in time for Halloween which went down an absolute treat! Next was a clean eating cookie creation made using…chickpeas! These Peaches & Cream Blueberry ones are great for satisfying a sweet tooth while being completely guilt-free.
So, what’s the latest? For those of you who want your cake – and want to eat it – but are watchful of sugar and fat levels like myself, I’ve discovered the ideal solution: apple puree! You can buy cooked (unsweetened) apples in a can in your average supermarket, or simply cook them yourself simmered in a little water. Once cooked, they make a fantastic and tasty alternative to fats and sugars in most sweet batter, sponge or other recipes while adding a subtle flavour.
Using vanilla protein powder, ground nuts and coconut flour in my Apple, Caramel & Ginger Protein Cake, carbs are kept to a minimum, while the addition of crunchy walnuts and bursts of ginger flavour works fantastically with Walden Farm’s fantastic Caramel sauce (sugar, fat and calorie free!).
With a creamy vanilla topping, the result is a delicious, gluten-free autumnal dessert or treat, without the need to feel guilty when eating it! I used four small Guglhupf cake tins to make this mixture look more decorative, but you could use a large cake or loaf tin, or even make muffins or as a tray bake.