SERVES 8 Prep time: 10 minutes
1½ cups almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup of lemon juice Zest of a whole lemon (about a teaspoon)
¼ teaspoon salt
4 eggs, whites and yolks separated
1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
¼ cup poppy seeds Creamy glaze
¼ cup cashew butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F).
In a large bowl, combine the maple syrup, zest, egg yolks and vanilla, and fold in almond flour and baking powder until smooth. Stir in the poppy seeds. Whisk the egg whites in a mixer until stiff, adding salt partway through. Fold egg whites into the batter, then place in a square baking tray and bake until lightly golden and cooked inside.
Cool completely before topping with glaze.
To prepare the glaze, stir together the cashew butter, maple syrup and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth, then top your slice.
Allow to set before slicing into 8 bars.
Faye James is the author of The Long Life Plan (New Holland)
and a food, beauty and health journalist and health and wellness coach
with over 20 years of experience.
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