What I LOVE about Ayurveda is how it approaches taste. It categorizes taste in 6 types: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent & astringent. All of the tastes are a combination of 2 elements and because of this, a taste gives a certain effect to mind and body.
I grew up with the idea that sweet is unhealthy, better to avoid sweet where possible. While in Ayurveda you learn that the taste sweet is actually the most important one of all! It's a combination of the earth & water element, meaning that it is very building & nourishing.
Now we are not talking about the sweets like sugary candybars and cakes that spike and crash your blood sugar levels, but food that have a high quality natural sweet taste - like whole grains, milk and sweet fruits.
With this knowing you can enjoy some home made high quality sweet stuff without the guilty feeling! Of-course, you should not eat the whole thing, but a slice of this delicious cake will give you that instant feeling of yumminess.
I edited this recipe from Leuke Recepten
100 gr oat flour
100 gr almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp speculaas spices
pinch of salt
100 ml oat milk (can be any milk)
50 ml maple syrup
100 gr butter
2 small or 1 big appel
50 gr raisins
Preheat the oven on 200 degrees. Soak the raising in a bowl with some water. Make sure your butter is liquid. First take a big bowl and mix all of the dry ingredients together: oat meal, almond meal, baking powder and spices. Take an other bowl and mix the wet ingredients: eggs, milk, maple and butter.
Mix the wet ingredients in to the dry ingredients.
Take your apple(s). Use about a quarter of the apples to cut in to slices to put on top of the cake (see picture) and cut the rest in to small cubes. Drain your raisins and put them, together with the apple cubes in to the mixture.
Line a cake form with baking paper and pour the mixture in. Top it with the apple slices and place in the over for about 45 minutes.