Gluten-Free Agave Parsnip Beet Cake

By • November 8, 2010 • 1 Comments



Author Notes: Well, I did it again…another incredibly tasty recipe using avocados, beets, parsnips and my favorite nuts … a lil macadamia and a lil hazelnut … This is a fabulous dish for anytime of the year but I thought these ingredients were perfect for this fall harvest season… Perhaps this dessert will appear on your Thanksgiving table… Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and tastes on this newly delicious n’ always gluten’ and dairy free creation.TheHealthyApple

Serves 12

  • 2 1/2 cups macadamia nuts, very finely ground
  • 3/4 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons all spice
  • 1/3 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 2 very ripe avocados, peeled, cored and very finely mashed
  • 2 eggs (or egg substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • 10 parsnips, peeled and grated
  • 4 golden beets, peeled and grated
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts, toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a baking dish with baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground macadamia nuts with flour, baking soda, all spice, sea salt and pepper; mix to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine agave, avocados and egg substitute; beat on high speed until combined. Add dry ingredients; continue to mix on medium speed until well blended. Slowly add in parsnips, beets and coconut.
  5. Transfer batter into prepared baking pan; sprinkle with toasted hazelnuts. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven; set aside to cool.
  7. Enjoy!

Tags: agave, avocado, coconut, dairy-free, gluten-free, golden beets, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, parsnips, Vegan, Vegetarian

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about 3 years ago LornaFarris

So the beets and parsnips aren't cooked first? I saw a somewhat similar chocolate cake recipe that called for cooked and grated beets...