Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 19:07:37 +0700
FAT- AND SUGAR-FREE HEALTHY CAKE (by Berenice Goelzer)
I have developed this cake, for a special diet, which is
"dissociated", meaning that one cannot mix carbohydrates and
fats. Moreover, sugar is forbidden. Complex carbohydrates are
allowed (nothing refined).
1 and 1/2 cup of buttermilk (may be 1 low - 0% - fat yogurt plus
skimmed milk to complete 1 1/2 cup)
1 cup oatmeal (rolled oats), whole (not refined)
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup bran or oat bran
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 to 1 cup chopped prunes (can mix with raisins, and even put more
if you like sweeter)
1 banana (very ripe) well mashed (or about 100 grs. - 3 oz. - of
unsweetened apple sauce, or pureed prunes)
Ground cinnamon to taste.
N.B. Those who wish a sweeter cake may add about 1/8 cup honey
HOW TO PREPARE (very easy !):
1. Place the oatmeal and the buttermilk in a bowl (a bit in advance so
the oats soften) - mix well
2. Add dried fruit
3. Add all the other ingredients and mix very well - the mashed
banana (or apple sauce, or pureed prunes), last.
Pour batter (it is quite solid, like for muffins) in a 9 inch, or
23 cm., non-stick loaf pan; sprinkle with oat flakes and LET
IT REST IN THE PAN FOR 20 MINUTES (BEFORE BAKING)
Bake in preheated oven - 350 Fahrenheit or 180 Centigrade
for 1 hour to 1 hr 10 min. (really depends on the oven - in mine it
takes 1 hour 10 minutes)
HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY IT !