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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Low Carb : Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake


This low carb, and gluten free, recipe suggestion is from Melissa - she says - this low carb Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake, or coffee cake if you prefer, is lightly sweet and flavored generously with cinnamon. The buttery apple topping is also loaded with cinnamon as well as the light crunch of toasty walnuts for texture.

If you'd like to give this a try here are the ingredients you will need for nine servings ...

For the Cake:
6 Tbsp butter
⅓ cup Erythritol sweetener (Melissa used Swerve)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup almond flour
⅓ cup coconut flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp xanthan gum
½ cup unsweetened almond milk

For the apple streusel layer:
3 Tbsp butter
1 cup granny smith apples, peeled and chopped into ½ inch pieces
¼ cup Erythritol sweetener (Melissa used Swerve)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¾ cup almond flour
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
pinch of salt

Recipe and cooking instructions can be found here

If you should need measurement conversion chart see here

Nutritional Information:
Serving size: 3x3 square
Calories: 306 Fat: 28 Carbohydrates: 5g net Protein: 8

Did you know ... Cinnamon is a popular spice often associated with baked treats, cereals and smoothies. However, you may not have considered that the teaspoon of cinnamon that you add to your baked treats may be doing you more good than you realized. Studies have shown that cinnamon could assist with boosting brain function, fighting cancer, aiding in digestion, supporting weight loss and fighting diabetes.


image from here

A variety of recipe ideas are featured in this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

If you would like to read more about eating lower carb foods, and the LCHF lifestyle, why not see our post 'Introduction to low-carb for beginners' here

All the best Jan

9 comments:

Launna said...

I love apples and cinnamon... add in a little crunch and that makes for deliciousness. I really need to try out other types of flours in my baking ♡ xox

Jo said...

I like the sound of that, especially with walnuts, anything with walnuts gets my vote.

Rose said...

This coffeecake looks delicious! I've made something similar, though not gluten-free, but anything with apples and cinnamon is always a treat.
Thanks for your comments on my last post, Jan. I took a blogging break over the holidays, so I've lots of catching up to do. Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

Lisa said...

Walnuts and cinnamon, sounds perfect for a cold day like today. No snow here though.
Lisa x

happyone said...

Yummy doesn't that look good!!!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Soooo yummy! This is a wonderful treat.

River said...

I sprinkle cinnamon on my breakfast porridge during the winter. I think now I'll try it in my summer yoghurt breakfast too.

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so good! Thank you!
(I wanted to add a comment about Lipitor! My comment disappeared from before. We had one friend of the family, that was on it for a few years. He was healthy and not over weight. Worked as a carpenter! He lost all muscle function and ended up in the hospital! He died last year! So sad! Early 60's! My friend was only on it for a week and had leg muscle pain! Lucky she took herself off it right away!)

Lowcarb team member said...

@ Magic Love Crow

They keep insisting statin side effects are very rare, I personally suffered badly could tick most of the side effects listed I'm now on record as intolerant. My sister in law who had a triple bypass is also classified as intolerant, other people I know have had muscular problems amongst other side effects

Graham