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These delectable gluten-free ‘Strawberry & Lemon Tea Cakes with Chia Jam’ make a delicious healthy afternoon tea treat with a cup of tea. Strawberries are a fantastic source of protective antioxidants called anthocyanins, which neutralise damaging free radicals in the body and decreases the risk of chronic disease such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and premature ageing. Coconut flour is a rich source of dietary fibre, containing almost double that of wheat bran. This cake also provides plenty of protein which helps keep blood sugar levels balanced and sugar cravings at bay.

Gluten-free and dairy-free.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 ½ tsp gluten free baking powder
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 6 organic eggs
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup cold pressed coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • Juice 2 tbsp and zest ½ lemon
  • Strawberries for topping
  • Handful roughly chopped almonds for topping

Jam:

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 heap Tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp raw honey

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160*C. Lightly grease a 12 hole muffin tin.
  2. To make the jam place strawberries, chia seeds and raw honey in your food processor and blend until well combined. Pour into a small saucepan and heat on low for around 6 minutes, until your jam starts to thicken. Pour into a glass jar and allow to cool. Leftovers will last for a week in the fridge.
  3. Place all ingredients in your food processor (except strawberries and almonds) and blend until well combined.
  4. Slice whole strawberries thinly.
  5. Pour mixture into your muffin tin and arrange 4 strawberry slices on each cake and then put almond pieces in the centre of each.
  6. Bake for 35-40 min or until a skewer comes out cleanly.
  7. Allow to cool and then enjoy.

Makes 10 small cakes.

TEA PAIRING: Our Bodhi Organic ZesTEA or SereniTEA goes perfectly with these Strawberry & Lemon Tea Cakes with Chia Jam.