12 July 2015

Orange + Poppyseed No Bake Cake

I am always after a healthy sugar free lunchbox snack that is quick and easy to whip up. My go to place is Wholefood Simply, I love Bianca's recipes and they are as she states - whole food simply. 

I tend to spend Sunday evenings cooking and prepping food for the week ahead. Last Sunday I had a lamb roast in the oven, so I didn't want to make anything that needed to be baked. I then came across this easy 5 ingredient no bake cake. I cut it into squares and popped it in Hubby's lunchbox - no added sugar, real oranges and simple coconut makes it a wholesome treat. I have been buying so many oranges lately, they must be at their prime in season as they are so big and juicy and Aussie grown which I love. So this recipe was so jam packed full of orange goodness and flavour it was a hit!

I thought you might like the recipe too? You can see it here on Wholefood Simply.

No Bake Orange and Poppy Seed Cake
  • 4 cups desiccated coconut
  • 12 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • zest of two oranges
  • juice of one orange
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
||. Line a loaf tin with baking paper overhanging the sides. Mine measures 19.5cm x 9.5cm.
||. Place the ingredients except for the poppy seeds into your food processor. Blend at high speed until the mixture is completely broken down, well combined and sticking together.
||. Add the poppy seeds and mix to combine.
||. Press the mixture firmly into your prepared tin and place in the fridge for several hours to set. I served ours after approximately three hours in the fridge.
||. Note – depending on the strength of your processor and the juiciness or your oranges you may need to add the juice of the second orange also.

I enjoyed the slice for afternoon tea with a cacao choc mint smoothie - you can see my yummy smoothie recipe here.

What lunchbox snacks do you make? Are you someone who preps and meal plans or cooks more spontaneously?

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  1. Replies
    1. You will love it Jackie - especially with citrus being in season and so fresh and delicious at the moment! x

  2. Yum! I adore the Wholefood Simply recipe's and now I'm going to make this one, thanks for sharing. xo

  3. That looks delicious! Will pin and try it. I barely buy cookbooks any more as I prefer to get recipes online - I love that if you find a recipe online you can read reviews beforehand - it's so helpful. My go-to places for recipes are taste.com and bestrecipes.com but I also love coming across recipes on Pinterest and on food blogs like Tartelette (a beautiful blog!) Currently trawling through Jaime Oliver's site and just made the most delicious milk and lemon roast chicken! :)

    1. I too tend to just look online, at least you get to see reviews and lots of pictures. If it doesn't have a picture then I don't make it, I am a visual person and I need to see what it's going to look like at the end! Pinterest is great, alot of American content but you can find some yummy things! Tartaletee has the most beautiful photography, thanks for sharing x

  4. Looks divine. We are in the middle of school holidays here in Perth and we always have one or two cooking days and I'm always looking for inspiration.

    1. I made some raw caramel slice this week too which is on the blog - super yummy gooey caramel! School holiday baking sounds like a great way to occupy the kids - or maybe it's more work with all those little sticky fingers?!:P


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