I'd been so looking forward to just a little bit of baking when I finished the 30 days of the whole foods plan, which would be when I could add a touch of sweetener, like agave syrup or honey. But the cleanse took away eggs. Argh!
I miss cake! See, I'm more of a texture-lover when it comes to food. Don't get me wrong, flavor is big, but I've never met a flavor I haven't liked. Texture is what makes me LOVE, see? Anyway, nothing can replace the texture of cake.
So I tried. I tried a great breakfast bar recipe I found online. But I can only do so much almond or I get itchy, so I subbed coconut flour. Epic fail. If I had read the bloggers other posts on coconut flour, I would have known to use much less because it soaks up moisture like no sponge I've ever seen. What I ended up with was a dry crumble of delicious nuttiness. But it kept making me cough. (And no, I didn't take a picture of the crumbly mess because I'm new at this blogging stuff.)
I couldn't just throw the beautiful nuts, seeds and coconuttiness out with the trash! I was too yummy! So I fixed it. Kinda. I added:
- 1 banana
- 1 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- 1 1/4 cup water
YES! Mission accomplished. It FEELS like cake! Yummmm! But somehow it lots all its nuttiness, and it tastes like a really bland doughnut. Now I need to rescue this.
Hmmm... I'm thinking some vegan coconut frosting?