This cake is lovely, it’s not too sweet and has an actual cakey texture. I adapted it from a recipe by Chad Sarno. It is very versatile – you can add whatever you have on hand – ie. substitute mesquite flour for the carob, use all apple if you don’t have pineapple, play with the spices, etc. You can also dehydrate it longer if you would like a chewier bar, or make it into cookie shapes, if you prefer.
Please note: My kids love this cake, and I have listed it in the Kids category, but babies and some young toddlers (such as those with a family history of nut allergies) should not eat any nut products. Please consult your pediatrician before serving nuts to your child.
My Mum used to make wonderful date squares when I was younger, and this is what I came up with after trying to create a gluten and sugar-free version. It just happens to be raw too!
This is a great easy dish for raw babies. I often serve it with some coconut cream and hemp seeds on top.
Make sure you use crisp apples like Gala or Pink Lady. Feel free to vary the spices – pumpkin pie spice is also tasty. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to preserve the color, if you like.
My girlfriend swears that her fiance asked her to marry him because of this sauce. Maybe you will have similar results, maybe not, but I guarantee that you will find this sauce unbelievably tasty!
We use it for everything – as a dip, a dressing, a pasta sauce, etc. But our favorite way to use it is as a sauce for salad rolls – use a lettuce wrapper, and load up the ripe avocado, sliced red peppers, julienned carrots, sundried tomatoes, red onion, sprouts, etc., then slather on a generous portion of this sauce, roll it all up and serve.
This sauce keeps well for about a week, so you can easily double or triple the recipe if you find you like it.