Parkin recipe- no added sugar and gluten free

Parkin, a gingery, oaty cake is just the ticket to warm you up whether you are going out 'trick or treating' or off to a bonfire this weekend.  Traditionally parkin is made with brown sugar, syrup and treacle, ingredients banned from the 40plusalliswell kitchen so I thought I had set myself an impossible task to make a parkin without using those ingredients.  I warned my daughters who were waiting with eager anticipation that this was an experiment and might not work but to my delight it turned out really nice filling the house with a warm, gingery smell and tasting wonderful.  It was also delicious crumbed and stirred into a 'nice cream' made by whizzing up a few frozen, chopped ripe bananas and a little unsweetened soya milk. 

Try it and see!

No added sugar, gluten free Parkin

Cuts into 6-8 slices

You will need

100g Medjool dates
1 rounded tbsp lucuma
2 -3 tsp coconut milk
100g dairy free spread
5g stevia
1 egg or equivalent
125g rice flour
50g oats
1 and a half tsp baking powder
1 tbsp ginger 

Cover the Medjool dates in boiling water and leave to cool.  When cool add the lucuma and coconut cream and whiz up in a high speed blender.

Cream the dairy free spread and stevia then add the dry ingredients, the eggs and the Medjool date mixture.  Mix thoroughly.  

Line a loaf tin with baking parchment and transfer the mixture to the tin.  Bake for 30-40 minutes at 200 degrees until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.  Remove from the tin and leave to cool.  


Recipe Copyright 40plusandalliswell

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