Saturday, April 5, 2014

Raw Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This recipe was inspired by my grandmother, Doris. She used to make this for Easter. Her cooking was traditional and I have so many memories of her food. I think she would be proud of the healthy upgrade that I've given her recipes. This is for you, Mammie!

Raw Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple, sliced
1 cup dates
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup almonds
1 cup raw, organic coconut
1/2 cup raw oat flour
2 tbsp raw agave or maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil + more to grease cake pan
1 tsp real vanilla
Pinch of sea salt

Grease spring form pan with coconut oil. Placed sliced pineapple evenly into pan. Pour date and water mixture over pineapples. Grind almonds, shredded coconut, and oat flour using your food processor.  Add in agave or maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt to processor. Pulse until  you get course crumbs.  Press the crumb mixture on the pineapple and date sauce. Place in fridge for an hour to set.  Take out of spring form pan. Serves 6.  This will keep for about 3 days, but I promise..... it won't last that long!

Raw Cacao Crepes!

I have so much love for my dehydrator! I don't know how I would manage without it and my Vitamix!
This week I've been so inspired to create new recipes! It must be spring being on it's way. The sun is shining and the snow is melting. Soon we will be able to plant our garden and have tons of fresh produce again. I am so excited for rebirth! This week I made these delicious raw cacao crepes.

Dayna's Raw Cacao Crepes with Caramel Filling
2 bananas
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
2 tbsp water

1. In a blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth

2. Pour the batter onto your dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 105F for 5-6 hours. You will know when they are ready to flip because they will be easy to peel and flip. Flip onto dehydrator without the Teflex sheet onto plastic mesh and continue to dehydrate for an hour or two. 

Decadent Raw Caramel Sauce

6 dates, pitted
1 TBS raw almond butter
1 Tbl maple syrup
dash of sea salt
1Tbls-2Tbl water
Blend all ingredients 

Choose the fruit that you love, chop it up and toss it in 1 Tbl maple syrup.
Pour caramel sauce over crepes and add fruit. Roll up crepes and enjoy!
This was a midnight snack for our family, but you can enjoy it anytime!