Parsnips = essential veggies on the Christmas menu, but have you ever thought about adding them into sweet baking? This orange and spice infused loaf is packed with the grated root vegetables – a great way of boosting the nutritional profile – to make a delicious festive-themed treat, ideal served with a cup of tea in the afternoon!
Spiced Parsnip Orange Loaf
- For the loaf
- 150g oat flour
- 50g ground almonds
- 50g coconut sugar or stevia
- ½ teaspoon bicarb of soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 3 small parsnips, grated
- 175g cooked apples
- 2 eggs
- Zest and juice of 1 orange
- For the topping
- 150g thick natural yogurt (can be fat-free/dairy-free)
- 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- Zest of ½ an orange
- Dried cranberries
- Star anise
- Edible gold glitter (optional!)
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C and grease and line a loaf tin.
Mix together the oat flour, ground almonds, coconut sugar/stevia, bicarb, spices and orange zest in a large bowl.
Whizz up the cooked apples, eggs and juice of the orange in your Ninja Kitchen Nutri Ninja Auto IQ then pour into the dry ingredients. Stir in the grated parsnips and mix to combine.
Spoon into the tin and smooth out evenly. Bake for 45 minutes until risen and golden then leave to cool before turning out onto a wire rack.
Simply beat together the yogurt, honey/maple syrup and orange zest then spread this over the top of the loaf. Decorate with the nuts and dried fruit then slice and serve!