"Low Glycemic Index, High in Protein, Gluten Free"
Here is a wonderful cake that reminds me of my mom's gingerbread cake but it's much healthier and very high in protein. Full of the goodness of buckwheat which is super nutritious... this wholesome cake takes just 15 minutes to put together. And everyone in the family will love it. And because this cake has a low glycemic index it's great for those who suffer from diabetes. Another Whole-Foods Plant-Base Recipe.
2 - Cups of Organic Buckwheat Flour
1 - Cup of Organic Oatmeal Flour
1/2 - Cup of Organic Egg Substitute or Tapioca Flour
2 - Teaspoons of Organic Ground Cinnamon
1/2 - Teaspoon of Organic Ground Allspice
1/2 - Cup of Organic Maple Syrup
3 - Teaspoons of Organic White Vinegar
1 - Teaspoon of Organic Baking Powder
1 - Teaspoon of Organic Baking Soda
3/4 - Teaspoon of Organic Stevia Powder
2 - Teaspoons of Organic Vanilla Extract
12 - Oz of Organic Cooked Pumpkin - in a pinch organic canned pumpkin will work. We are using this pumpkin instead of oil to make the cake moist... you really don't taste the pumpkin.
1/2 - Teaspoon of Salt
3 - Cups of Filtered Water
(optional) Garnish with fruit - Pineapple, Strawberries, Blueberries, or some other fruit.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a mixer or whisk. Then pour into an 8 x 8-inch pan and place in a 425-degree oven for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Let cool, slice, garnish, and serve
Serves 12 people or 4 hungry guys
Remember Eat Fruit, Veggies, and Some Grains and have a treat like this in moderation... I enjoy a dessert like this once every couple of weeks.
"Health Benefits of Organic Buckwheat"
Buckwheat contains up to 18% protein which is pretty amazing, and it contains 18 different amino acids including essential and none essential proteins. And it also contains tryptophan, lysine, valine, and other important proteins. In fact, buckwheat has more protein than rice, wheat, millet, corn, and most of the other cereals— other than quinoa which has slightly more.
Buckwheat contains lots of protein making it important for those who are vegans and vegetarians and should be consumed weekly.
Buckwheat contains lots of powerful antioxidants which help to lower cholesterol especially LDL or bad cholesterol. Buckwheat contains rutin which is a very powerful antioxidant which helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. And it also helps to slow the aging process and prevent and repair DNA damage. And buckwheat also contains glutathione S-transferase, quercetin, and glutathione peroxidase antioxidants.
Buckwheat has a low glycemic index of 45 which is great for diabetics. Buckwheat lowers glucose by almost 20%. And buckwheat also seems to work like insulin in the body and helps our cells to become more sensitive to glucose which is important for anyone with insulin resistance. And buckwheat also contains D-chiro inositol which is important for insulin resistance. Buckwheat contains lots of magnesium and manganese which also helps with diabetes. Studies done with thousands of people showed that magnesium-rich foods lowered the chances of coming down with diabetes by up to 30%.
Buckwheat also contains lignans which help creates more probiotics in our gut and thus helping to prevent disease in general and protect against heart failure. One cup of buckwheat contains about 5 grams of fiber which is even more than oatmeal. Making buckwheat important for lowering cholesterol and for growing great probiotic bacteria in our gut.
Buckwheat is not related to wheat and does not contain gluten... thus it works well for those who have gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
Buckwheat is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent making it great for anyone with inflammation of the GI tract, arthritis, joint pain, swelling, redness, and other inflammatory diseases... and inflammation is the first step towards disease.
Buckwheat contains a good source of B Vitamins which is important for good mood and vitality. Buckwheat is also a good source of iron and copper for anemia which is very important for plant-based diets. One cup of buckwheat supplies 7% of our daily allowances of dietary iron.
Buckwheat also contains good carbs for vital energy, phosphorus for strong bones, and zinc for a healthy immune system.Buckwheat along with green bananas and some other plants contain resistant starches which help with the growth of probiotic bacteria.
Remember - Always Eat Organic - Regular fruit, veggies, and grains contain up to 6 cancer-causing chemicals, 12 hormone-disrupting chemicals, and 10 other disease-causing chemicals - Not Good... Eat Organic and Stay Healthy!
Enjoy this Healthy Dessert
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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