Lupin Pear & Polenta Cake

Lupin Pear & Polenta Cake

Prep time 20 minutes. Cook time 40 mins  (GF)  Makes 8.

Per Serve Cal 160, Protein 7g, Fat 7g, Carbs 18g, Fibre 4g

Ingredients

  • 80g               Lupin Flakes
  • 70g               Polenta
  • 15g               Almond meal
  • 2                   Eggs
  • 40g               Olive oil  (oil of choice)
  • 30ml             Honey or Syrup of choice
  • 1 ½ tsp         Stevia
  • 1 tsp             Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp            Bicarbonate of soda
  • 5ml               Vanilla extract
  • Zest              One lemon
  • 1tin, 820g     Pears in natural juice
  • 30ml             Honey or Syrup of choice for drizzling
  • Handful        Slivered almonds – garnish(optional)

 

Method

Preheat oven to 160°C (fan-forced), 170°C Convection. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

Drain the pears, putting aside 1 tbsp of pear juice.  Slice half of the pears neatly into thin segments. Roughly mash the other half into a pulp and add the 1 tbsp of pear juice.

Blend all the dry ingredients as well as the lemon zest.

Whisk the eggs, vanilla, and honey for 5 minutes with electric beaters until thick and frothy.

Pour oil into the egg mix very slowly in a steady stream while beating on a medium setting with the mixer.

Fold the pear pulp gently into the egg mix, then add the dry mix and fold very gently.

Pour half the batter into the lined loaf pan, then layer with the pear slices (saving a few for the top), then pour the rest of the batter on top of the pear slices. Arrange a few slices of pear on top and a garnish with a few slivered almonds.

Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. You may need to cover with aluminium foil for the last 10 minutes to avoid burning the top.

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