This delicious pumpkin cake recipe is very easy to make and is also vegan. I am a little hesitant to call it healthy because it does contain a lot of sugar, but most of its ingredients - whole spelt flour, chia seeds and pumpkin, are very healthy. So test it out and judge for yourself.
This is a vegan version of a recipe I downloaded a few years ago from food.com (now called genius kitchen) and in my opinion it is just as tasty as the original. I am always trying out vegan versions of all kinds of recipes because one of my sons is a vegan.
Please forgive me for this very poor photo. I know it does not make this recipe look appetising. By the time I decided to add this recipe to my site, this little piece was all that was left. Next time, I'll try to remember a little earlier and upload some better photos of this great little cake.
Chia are edible seeds from a flowering plant in the mint family. They can be eaten raw or cooked. You can sprinkle ground seeds on cooked oats, rice and vegetables. It can be added practically to any dish for additional nutrition. A really great way is to make chia pudding. See the recipe below taken from bon appetite.
Chia seeds have become popular in the last few years as an excellent source for omega 3 as well as fiber. They also contain protein, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
Chia seeds are very absorbent and when mixed with water form a gelatinous mixture which helps bind ingredients together. It therefore makes for a great egg substitute.
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