A friend asked me once why I choose to make certain recipes. One would think that I just get divine inspiration, I’ve always wanted to make these recipes, they’re passed down from relative to relative.
The unsexy truth of it is: I went a little crazy at the farmer’s market or my CSA gave me way too much and I have to make something before it all goes bad.
The latter happened this week. My CSA gave me more apples than I can eat and I wanted to do something fun with them. Luckily N and I were going over to our friend’s house at the end of the week and I had been promising them a dessert, only for our dinners to be cancelled by life events. Our friends are getting healthy and are making healthy, veggie packed dinners (which we love), so I decided that the dessert I would bring would be healthier and lower on fat and sugar.
I came across this wonderful recipe from eat life whole, that checked all of the boxes I wanted. This cake is gluten free without needing any gums (which I love), has applesauce and coconut oil instead of butter or oil, and cuts down on the sugar. And the best thing of all: it tastes amazing! The apple cake is moist, delicious and never once felt “too healthy” or “too gluten free.”