Quinoa Almond Loaf Cake

This was an experimental recipe I made this week that turned out SO good, I had to share! Its a toss between a dense but super moist piece of cake and delicious piece of bread. Its insanely easy to make, grain-free, versatile and vegan.

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup dry quinoa, soaked over night in water, then strained

1/4 cup chia seeds mixed with 3/4 cup water, soaked overnight

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup maple syrup, you can also use honey , more if you want it sweeter

1/2 cup almond butter, you can also use peanut butter

1/2 cup water, for blending

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 cup shaved almonds, optional

Directions:

In a food processor, place the strained quinoa that was soaked overnight, chia mix, maple syrup or honey, almond butter, water, baking powder and salt. Let your food processor run for about 3 minutes. The quinoa should break down and everything will be will combined.

Place in a prepared bread pan. Top with shaved almonds, if you’d like. Bake in a 320f for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Wait until fully cooled to cut.

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