I keep a running list of recipes from others that I want to make, ideas for my own creations I want to make, and a list for pretty much everything else in my life. I thrive on lists. The only thing more satisfying than having a perfectly organized list, is crossing something off of said list. Well, my friends, today I did just that, and it was a GOOD ONE.
My mom used to make a decadent Lemon Olive Oil Pound Cake when I was growing up. I looked forward to it on every occasion, because it was perfectly moist, tangy, and light; meaning my stomach didn’t feel like I had just consumed a BRICK. One day I asked my mom for the recipe, fully knowing that it wasn’t “healthy”, but surprised at just HOW unhealthy it really was. Her version contains canola oil in addition to olive oil, butter, white sugar, and white flour. Talk about a spike in the blood sugar levels and a SUGAR CRASH to go along with it.
So this weekend I was on a mission to see if I could substitute some of these ingredients with healthier ones, and achieve the same flavor palate. After 5 rounds of testing, I am pleased to report that I have succeeded! So let’s do it, shall we?
I’d love to see what you made - tag @kalejunkie
in your posts and I’ll re-share!