So, this happens every year around Christmas. There’s an overdose of cakes of all kinds–especially the chocolatey and dry-fruity ones–all around you. You’re on a diet, but can’t say no to a slice of that scrumptious, moist, and lipsmackingly delicious Christmas cake. So, you have that slice, and before you know it, you’ve had a bit more of that cake than you intended. There goes your diet, and their goes your waist-line along with it!
The best of us have been through this situation, and yes, we know it’s inevitably going to happen this year as well. After all, who can say no to a gigantic piece or two of a chocolatey Christmas cake?
You can, if you give that Christmas cake a healthy twist with a good dash of quinoa. You might have tried savoury dishes, like salads and pulaos, made of quinoa. But this South American grain is actually a good substitute for flour in desserts as well. And, what’s more, it’s super-healthy.
Quinoa is one of the world’s richest sources of dietary fibre and protein. It also has a very low glycemic index, and is full of other nutrients like iron and magnesium. Quinoa is also gluten-free. All of these natural benefits of quinoa makes a cake made of this grain delicious, and yet, super-healthy.
And guess what? We have the perfect coffee-flavoured chocolate quinoa cake recipe for you to try for Christmas! The cake has a mere 1470 kcals, and can help you keep up with your diet, even as you indulge in the goodness of the cake! So, try this cake, and have a happy Christmas.
30-40 mins at 180c
1 cup flour
1 cup quinoa
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup curd
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp coffee essence
1. Put all dry ingredients in one bowl and mix. 2. Put all wet ingredients in an other bowl and make an emulsion mix.
3. Now mix the wet and the dry ingredients and mix with a beater for 2 mins. 4. Pour into a greased mould and bake for 30-40 mins at 180 degrees.
Recipe courtesy of India Gate Quinoa.
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