Dig into this healthy walnut cake recipe for your sweet tooth!

Looking for a healthy sweet dessert? This walnut cake recipe by popular nutritionist Pooja Makhija is something you must try!

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Know how to make a walnut cake recipe! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Vanshika Sharma Published on: 8 September 2022, 11:30 am IST
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Everybody loves a piece of cake, or two, isn’t it? More so if they are healthy too! Sounds like a dream, isn’t it? So let’s learn how to make a healthy walnut cake recipe!

This walnut cake recipe, suggested by popular nutritionist Pooja Makhija, is for all those who want to enjoy walnut cake as a guilt-free dessert.

Benefits of walnuts

Walnuts are said to be super healthy courtesy its polyunsaturated fats. Additionally, they contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids.

A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, found people who ate about half a cup of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered their LDL or bad cholesterol levels. Walnuts also had a positive impact on cardiovascular health.

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Walnuts are good for your heart and brain. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Walnuts may also help reduce your risk of developing a blood clot that could result in a heart attack and have been shown to reduce the sort of inflammation that cause heart disease. Five servings of nuts each week can cut your risk of heart disease by as much as 50 percent, according to two significant studies.

Now that you know some benefits of walnuts, you should try this walnut cake to dispel the notion that healthy cakes don’t taste as good as normal cakes!

Step-by-step process to make walnut cake recipe

Ingredients:
* Walnut cake
* Rolled oats
* Oat flour
* Pureed dates
* Chia seeds
* Vanilla essence
* Baking powder
* Salt
* Chopped walnuts

To caramelize walnuts
* Coconut oil
* Pureed date
* Dash of honey
* Walnuts

Procedure:
1. Take a baking mould.
2. Add rolled oats, oat flour, pureed dates and chia seeds.
3. Now, add vanilla essence, baking powder, salt and chopped walnuts.
4. Mix everything well.
5. Now, to caramelize walnuts add coconut oil in a pan.
6. Add pureed dates, a dash of honey and walnuts.
7. Sauté them.
8. Keep the roasted walnuts at the top of your cake’s batter.
9. Now, bake it at 200 degree Celsius for 25 minutes.
10. Your yummilicious walnut cake is ready.

Check out the video of the walnut cake recipe right here!

 

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Some more benefits of healthy walnut cake recipe by Pooja Makhija

This cake, which can be a healthy dessert for kids, has additional healthy ingredients that can benefit you in a variety of ways in addition to all the beneficial qualities of walnuts.

Oats

The nutritional content of the oats, one of the ingredients in the cake, is well-balanced. Oats are an excellent source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and protein, according to studies published in the Journal of Vascular Health and Risk Management.

Oats also reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in your body, reducing your risk of developing heart disease.

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Oats can be used by itself or even in cake! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Dates

Minerals like iron, calcium, sodium phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and zinc are abundant in pureed dates. The vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin k are also present in them. Additionally, dates are a wonderful source of fibre and sugar.

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are a great addition to your diet because they improve several aspects of your health, including your metabolism, high iron content, Omega-3 content, and beneficial fats. These tiny white and black seeds are particularly beneficial for helping you lose weight and get rid of tummy fat.

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A budding journalist, I have a different perspective in life which is largely positive and vibrant. I like putting down my thoughts on different topics, especially on healthy lifestyle and mental well-being.

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