Lemon, Elderflower and Lavender Loaf

Many thanks to Mands (@mands5781 on Connect) for this gorgeous recipe.  She was inspired by the mini loaf cake she shared with her mum at Kew Gardens. Here is her #wwflex version! Absolutely 0sp on No Count  and just 5sp on #wwflex for the whole cake! She has cut it into 10 slices so it will serve 2 slices for 1sp.

Ingredients (makes 10 slices):

  • a tin of cooked cannellini beans, drained and washed.
  • 3 eggs (separated)
  • the juice and rind of 2.5 lemons
  • 2 tbsp 0% Greek yoghurt
  • 20-30g sweetener to taste (depending on your preference and choice of sweetener. Today I wanted to keep the bake light in colour so I used Canderel Sugarly.)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g ready oats (ie: Ready Brek)
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 30ml Teisseire 0% elderflower syrup
  • 1 tbsp lavender seeds
  • 1/2 can diet lemonade

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Blitz the beans in a food processor with the egg yolks, yoghurt, sweetener and vanilla extract. Add all the lemon juice and most of the rind, reserving some (about 1 lemon worth) for the topping.
  3. Stir in the ready oats, 15ml elderflower syrup, 1/4 can of diet lemonade and baking powder. Mix well until everything is combined.
  4. Whisk the egg whites and fold in.
  5. Pour into a loaf tin and bake for approx1 hour on 180C.
  6. Meanwhile, simmer the remaining lemon rind and lavender in the remaining diet lemonade and elderflower to form a light syrup.
  7. Once the loaf is cooked, allow to cool slightly before poking holes into the loaf and spoon the drizzle over, spreading the lavender and rind over evenly.
  8. Allow to cool fully in the tin before slicing.

Enjoy!

10 thoughts on “Lemon, Elderflower and Lavender Loaf”

    1. Hi Fatema, the nearest thing on here is the banana sponge pudding (in the Desserts section). You don’t need to use the bananas, you could just have the sponge on its own. Enjoy the rest of your day, Helen xxxxx

    1. Hi Fatema, using beans in cake recipes is the new thing in order to keep the points value down:-) Hope you like it if you try it, Helen xxxxx

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