Apricot Cake Squares

Serves: 12

Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is going great so far! I made a quick stop into Walmart yesterday and was horrified by the display that I saw when I walked in the door…..Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations lined up one right after the other! Not even in separate sections, they were all in the same display area! I get some people like to start shopping early, but who buys decorations for three holidays at one time?! WOW!! We should at least make it through Halloween before they start launching Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations at us! (Although, I will admit, it did make me feel a bit warm and tingly inside…I love Christmas!);)

This recipe was made due to a request from my mom. She asked me to make her something with apricots that she could enjoy for breakfast or as a snack/dessert. The end result came out with a beautiful cake like consistency, but is made with clean ingredients and fruit, making it healthy enough to enjoy as part of your breakfast! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! :)

Apricot Cake Squares

Fit Ingredients

  • 2/3c (75g) almond flour
  • 1/2c (56g) coconut flour
  • 1/2c (48g) vanilla casein protein
  • 1/3c baking stevia (adjust to taste preference)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4c coconut milk (carton)
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ACV
  • 1c (105g) dried apricots, diced
  • zest of 1 large orange

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  • 9x13in baking pan
  • non stick spray

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Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray your baking pan with non stick spray.

3. In a bowl whisk together your dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, stevia and baking powder.

4. In a second bowl whisk together your eggs, milk, ACV and vanilla extract.

5. Combine your wet and dry ingredients. Mix well.

6. Fold in your diced apricots and orange zest.

7. Pour your batter into your pan.

8. Bake for ~25-30 minutes.

Apricot Cake Squares

So, of course before I shipped them off to my mother I had to taste them to make sure that I wasn’t sending her some horrible tasting recipe (she lives 3.5hrs away, so it costs me $30 to send her food that is about $6 to make! Yes, FedEx, I know you’re laughing right now!) Well, let’s just say she only ended up with half the batch! I accidentally taste tested 6 of them…..I just wanted to ensure superior quality, you know!? Well, needless to say they were delicious! My mom loved them too! This was her first time trying a recipe with coconut flour and she really enjoyed them! It also helped that I tucked the nutrition stats on a card inside the box for her! She couldn’t believe them! It just proves you can eat healthy foods and enjoy them!! :)

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 12 squares)

Calories: 122.0, Protein: 7.1g, Carbs: 10.2g, Fat: 5.9g (2g Saturated), Sodium: 61mg, Fiber: 3g (Net Carbs: 7.2g)

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