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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Pear Coffee Cake with Brazil Nut Crumb Topping

This recipe was inspired by Mrs. Criddle's Upside Down Apple Cake. Thanks Mrs. Criddle! Though it doesn't bear much resemblance to the original, it wouldn't have come about without it.

The week I experienced a windfall of 6 ripe pears, purchased for 25 cents a pound. Score! They have been the subject of my experimentation here. I'm sure you could use apples successfully in this recipe, as well. I'm really happy with the result!! 

This recipe serves two. Hint: Serve with another source of protein... I like it with a smoothie. :)

Crumb Topping

2T brazil nut protein powder
1/2t cinnamon
Dash freshly-ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1t coconut oil

Combine dry ingredients. With a fork, mash in coconut oil. 

Cake Batter
2/3c quinoa flakes
1/2t salt
1/2t baking powder
1t cinnamon
Dash of fresh nutmeg
1t vanilla
4 egg whites
1 pear, cored and diced into 1/2" cubes

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease glass loaf pan with coconut oil. Combine dry ingredients. Add vanilla and egg whites and mix well. Swirl in half of crumb topping. Gently fold pear into batter. Using a rubber spatula, gently coax mixture into loaf pan. Sprinkle remaining crumb topping on top. Place pan in the oven. Bake cake a total of 30 minutes, and let sit in pan until mainly cool, 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Per Serving (2 Servings) Net Carbohydrate 34g Protein 16g Fat 5.5g

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