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This cake recipe can be made in under three minutes in the microwave and is less than 130 calories per serving, which is nice if you are trying to watch what you eat. The best part is that it tastes so good. This cake recipe is vegan, grain free, soy free, gluten free, sugar-free, low carb, and only 130 calories for the whole serving in under three minutes. This cake recipe has peanut butter, almond milk, egg whites or egg replacer, water for the vegan cake recipe, coconut flour, baking powder and salt. You'll want to take a look at the Foodie Fiasco site for the full recipe.

Coconut flour is made from dried, ground coconut meat, and can be found at your local grocery store or health food store. Coconut oil has numerous health benefits, with a light coconut flavor and airy texture, and has made its way into all sorts of cake recipes, dessert recipes and more. You can use coconut flour in baked goods recipes for a lower-carb, high-fiber and gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. Coconut flour is high in dietary fiber. With five grams of dietary fiber per tablespoon, coconut flour has far more of this indigestible carbohydrate than that of whole-grain flour, which has 0.8 gram per tablespoon, or white flour, which has only 0.2 grams per tablespoon. Much of this dietary fiber is the insoluble type, which helps to make you feel full. You can add coconut flour to baked goods recipes, sauce recipes or smoothie recipes to help you reach the recommended 25 to 38 grams of dietary fiber daily. Coconut flour can have a moderate effect on blood sugar. Due to the high-fiber content, coconut flour doesn't spike your blood sugar as quickly as grain-based flours.

A study that was published in the 2003 British Journal of Nutrition found that by substituting with coconut flour for some of the wheat flour that is used in traditional baked goods helped to lower the glycemic index, which is a measure of a food's impact on blood sugar, of the finished product. This moderate blood-sugar effect could be a positive for people who are diabetics who need to carefully monitor and control their blood sugar. A later study that was published in a 2006 issue of Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies confirmed these findings. Coconut flour also has higher protein and healthy fats. Coconut flour is also a flour that contains a significant amount of protein, especially when you compare it to wheat flour. A 100-gram serving of coconut flour has 19 grams of protein while in wheat flour there is just ten. Although this protein amount doesn't contain all the essential amino acids, it does help to contribute to a person's total daily protein intake amount to help with your cell repair and growth. Coconut flour also contains about nine grams of healthy fats per 100 grams. Although these fats are mostly saturated fats, they are a type known as medium-chain triglycerides, which are known to be easy to digest and provide instant energy, offer antiviral, may boost your metabolism and have antifungal properties. Coconut flour also contains about ten percent of the daily recommended value of iron. Iron is an essential mineral, essential for the production of hemoglobin and myoglobin, which is needed for the creation of both red blood cells. A lack of iron in your diet can lead to fatigue, irritability, dizziness and possibly weight loss.

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