The summer has been in the full swing, fruits and vegetables grow ripe every single day and soon the days will arrive when we will be close to losing our minds trying to find more recipes which would require the produce we have grown more than enough for us to eat.
It was red currant bushes that were bent to the ground by the massive amount of currants growing on them in our garden last weekend. And we all kept asking each other what on earth we should do with so many currants? It is a well-known fact that I am a huge fan of currant wine but I haven´t come to the stage where I would be capable of making my own wine yet so I had to find another way to use the currants. The easiest way out of this problem (at least for me) is a cake.
The dough of this cake is light and just slightly sweet (if you don´t add extra sugar, of course). What I really love about his currant cake is the light and healthy crumble top. Unlike other crumble mixtures that are made of butter and sugar, this one is made of oats, shredded coconut and maple syrup.
I hope I don´t have to mention the fact that the currants make this cake a nice refreshing dessert. They also contain a lot of vitamin C and fiber. So it is not only a party for your taste buds but also for your immunity.
I am sure you can swap the currants with any other fruit that you like. If you are having fruit that is ripe this could be a good way to use it and make the most out of it 🙂
375 g whole grain flour
50 g brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
500 g finely shredded apples
100 ml oil
170 ml plant-based milk
6 tablespoons oats
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1. Combine together flour, sugar, baking powder and soda in a larger bowl.
2. Add apples, oil and milk.
3. Stir well and transfer the dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Put currants on top.
5. Sprinkle with the crumble top which you made by combining oats, coconut and maple syrup.
6. Bake for 20 minutes at 200°C.
I hope you will try this light cake and that you will like it, too 🙂
Have a great rest of the day!