Believe it or not, you can have your cake and eat it too! This delectable lemon-and-vanilla-scented cake is completely lectin-free. It’s made with almond and coconut flour. This recipe produces a loaf-style cake, but you can double it and make it in a Bundt pan if you’d prefer something a little more elegant to serve guests.
But, what makes this lectin-free cake recipe not just delicious, but good for you too? Well, it comes down to three major ingredients:
- Blanched almond Flour – Do almonds have lectins?
- Coconut Flour
1. Blanched Almond Flour
First, you should know why blanched almond flour is such an incredibly healthy ingredient. Guess what’s in it? Just skinned almonds! The skin of the almonds actually contains lectins while the rest is nearly lectin-free. So by first skinning your almonds, or by using blanched almond flour, you can enjoy the taste and health benefits from this delicious nut.
Just one cup of blanched almond flour has got the power of almost 90 almonds. And one cup also gets you well over your daily value of vitamin E.
Plus, almond flour is really easy to use. In fact, you can use it to replace white flour in almost any baked good. And, as long as you get blanched almond flour (without the skins), it’s gluten-free and lectin-free.
Now, almonds are naturally healthy. They’ve been shown to benefit your heart health and the regulation of blood sugar levels – and they can even help in more serious scenarios. Studies have also found that almond flour can help in terms of weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.1
2. Coconut Flour
Next up, coconut flour is made from dried coconut meat. Once it’s dried, it’s ground up. Turns out, after the husk of the coconut is removed, the inner white lining — or the meat of the coconut — is what’s left.
When you dry it out and grind it up, you create a flour that’s high in dietary fiber.2 It also provides a good amount of protein, and can also help you get your fill of healthy fats. Again, coconut flour is lectin-free and free of wheat. It’s also pretty low in sugar and calories.
3. Lemon Power
Finally, you probably know that the lemon can go a long way in terms of its vitamin C content, but did you know that one lemon usually gets you all the daily vitamin you actually need?3 So, it can help keep you healthy on many fronts. The health benefits of lemons are well known.
In the end, the three major ingredients in this lemon poppy coffee cake can help you kick your health up a notch, while still tasting yummy and decadent.
So, now it’s time to make …
Dr. Gundry’s Lemon Poppy Coffee Cake
What You’ll Need —
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1½ cups blanched almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 Omega-3 or pastured eggs
- ½ cup Swerve (erythritol)
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- Juice of 3 lemons
- Zest of 2 lemons
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
What to Do —
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Start by spraying a 9 × 5-inch loaf pan with olive oil and line it with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Next, combine the eggs, Swerve, avocado oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Then, whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well combined.
- Then, you’ll want to fold in the poppy seeds and transfer the dough to the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
- Finally, let your cake cool for a few minutes before running a knife around the edge of the pan to help remove the loaf. Serve while still warm, or at room temperature.
In The End …
You’ll have a healthy, delicious lemon poppy coffee cake that also goes perfectly well with tea!
Just because you’re changing your habits for the better, doesn’t mean you have to feel like you’re giving up your favorite foods. In fact, with recipes like these, you’ll be glad to replace what you enjoyed before.
Not only will it taste great, you’ll feel better eating it.
Try Some More Lectin-Free recipes:
Dr. G’s Delicious Lectin-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Dr. Gundry’s Vegan Burger That “Bleeds”
Dr. Gundry’s Tangy Vegan Buffalo “Wings”