Almond flour is in fact a good source of calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and vitamin E. Each ounce delivers about 7 grams of protein and even though almonds are high in fat, it is largely monounsaturated fat which is believed to aid the reduction in cholesterol levels.
Orange and Sultana Cake GF SCD
200g ground almonds
50g unsweetened dessicated (shredded) coconut
3 large eggs
1 - 2 large unwaxed oranges
3 tblsps extra virgin olive oil
80ml acacia honey
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tblsp pure vanilla extract (alcohol, water and vanilla only)
If you can, please use scales and stick to my measurements but if you need to convert them or use a Fahrenheit oven setting, please see the tab at the top of the page marked measures. These are approximate though since it depends on the size of your cup.
Because you're going to soak the sultanas in orange juice, it's best to prepare them the night before or at least a few hours before baking. Grate the rind of the orange, cover and put to one side in a cool place. One orange gives the cake a subtle orange taste, add more orange rind for a stronger orangey taste!
Pour the honey, extra virgin olive oil and vanilla extract into the bowl of a food processor then break in the eggs. Process until combined.