maple and walnut

a simple maple and walnut loaf (completely wholewheat, dairy and sugar free)

Guess what? Turns out the Japanese diet isn’t that healthy after all! Well, the traditional Japanese diet is. Hence the crazy high longevity rates. However; recently, things have changed. With the introduction of dairy milk and “bread” (aka white sugary rubbish which is more cake than anything) the Japanese are struggling to keep their slim physique. Seriously, my workmates are eating massive “bread” buns everyday and questioning why they’re putting on weight. Anyways, long story short, I was craving something sweet, went to the supermarket and saw that everything absolutely everything was packed with sugar and white flour. So, I baked this instead. It’s definitely a healthier alternative of store-bought cake. In fact, it’s nutritious! image[4] image[2]
2 cups all-purpose wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking soda (If you cant find all-purpose wholemeal flour, omit the baking soda and use 2 tsp of baking powder instead)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

2 free-range eggs
1/3 cup of pure maple syrup
1/3 cup of coconut oil (or other oil if you can’t afford it)
3 tbsp almond milk (or other non-dairy alternative)

Preheat oven to 180C

Mix the dry and wet ingredients together in separate bowls.

Combine the two.

Pour batter into a greased loaf tin.

Bake for 25-30 min or until the fork comes out clean.

Enjoy with yoghurt and canned fruit for optimum YUMness.