Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

Healthy Winter Loaf Cake - excellent old-fashioned holiday treat
Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

This Healthy Winter Loaf Cake is a simple version of old-fashioned Polish Christmas gingerbread cake, called Piernik. The traditional Polish Piernik requires a lot of time and attention and recipes can vary from town to town. This one is a simple and light recipe of that cake but still so delicious, spicy and doesn’t need weeks before having it. If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas treat, you are in the right place!

Healthy Winter Loaf Cake Recipe

This Healthy Winter Loaf Cake is made in old-fashioned style with whole wheat and rye flour, no sugar, no any processed ingredients. The cake is absolutely delicious; it gives that classic holiday flavor we all love.

Filled with plenty of naturally sweet dried fruits and a touch of honey it’s sweet but not sugary. And it’s so flavorful with warm spices. Perfect with your hot coffee on a cold winter day!

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
for 10 20 min 60 min 1 h 20 min

Ingredients for Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

  • 2 cups (250 g.) rye flour
  • 1 ½ cup (250 g.) whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (100 g.) prunes, chopped
  • ½ cup (75 g.) raisins
  • ½ cup (75 g.) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (115 g.) unsalted butter, melted (use 150 g. butter if you’re not watching calories)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup (65 g.) stevia (or 100-120 g. coconut sugar if you’re not watching calories)
  • 1/3 cup (100 g.) honey
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 tsp. tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. (8 g.) baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. (8 g.) baking soda
Healthy Winter Loaf Cake - excellent old-fashioned holiday treat
Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

How to Make Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

  1. In a small saucepan combine honey with ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and and cloves. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake - excellent old-fashioned holiday treat
    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan or line with parchment paper.

    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake - excellent old-fashioned holiday treat
    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake
  4. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer beat together the eggs with stevia on high speed for 7-10 minutes until thick.

    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake - excellent old-fashioned holiday treat
    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake
  5. Add spiced honey and beat on low to combine.
  6. Pour the melted butter into the egg mixture and stir until well combined.

    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake - excellent old-fashioned holiday treat
    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake
  7. In another large bowl, whisk rye flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and baking soda together.
  8. Mix half of the flour mixture into the egg mixture. When just combined, mix in the remaining flour, prunes, raisins, and dried cranberries; mix thoroughly.
  9. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake - excellent old-fashioned holiday treat
    Healthy Winter Loaf Cake
  10. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes in a pan and then transfer onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  11. Dust with powdered sugar or glazed with chocolate, slice and enjoy!
Healthy Winter Loaf Cake - excellent old-fashioned holiday treat
Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

Note: Store the cake loaf covered at room temperature up to 10 days.

Healthy Winter Loaf Cake - excellent old-fashioned holiday treat
Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

How Many Calories in Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

Calories (per 100 g): 330 cal Calories (per 1 serving, 120 g): 397 cal
Fat: 11.5 g Fat: 13.8 g
Carbohydrates: 53.0 g Carbohydrates: 63.6 g
Protein: 8.2 g Protein: 9.9 g

Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

This Healthy Winter Loaf Cake is a simple version of old-fashioned Polish Christmas gingerbread cake, called Piernik. The traditional Polish Piernik requires a lot of time and attention and recipes can vary from town to town. This one is a simple and light recipe of that cake but still so delicious, spicy and doesn’t need weeks before having it. If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas treat, you are in the right place!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Healthy cake,Christmas loaf cake,old fashioned,whole wheat flour,rye flour,no sugar,no processed ingredients
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 330kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients for Healthy Winter Loaf Cake

  • 2 cups 250 g. rye flour
  • 1 ½ cup 250 g. whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup 100 g. prunes, chopped
  • ½ cup 75 g. raisins
  • ½ cup 75 g. dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup 115 g. unsalted butter, melted (use 150 g. butter if you’re not watching calories)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup 65 g. stevia (or 100-120 g. coconut sugar if you’re not watching calories)
  • 1/3 cup 100 g. honey
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 tsp. tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. 8 g. baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. 8 g. baking soda

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan combine honey with ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer beat together the eggs with stevia on high speed for 7-10 minutes until thick.
  • Add spiced honey and beat on low to combine.
  • Pour the melted butter into the egg mixture and stir until well combined.
  • In another large bowl, whisk rye flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and baking soda together.
  • Mix half of the flour mixture into the egg mixture. When just combined, mix in the remaining flour, prunes, raisins, and dried cranberries; mix thoroughly.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes in a pan and then transfer onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Dust with powdered sugar or glazed with chocolate, slice and enjoy!

Notes

Note: Store the cake loaf covered at room temperature up to 10 days.
How Many Calories in Healthy Winter Loaf Cake
Calories (per 100 g): 330 cal Calories (per 1 serving, 120 g): 397 cal
Fat: 11.5 g Fat: 13.8 g
Carbohydrates: 53.0 g Carbohydrates: 63.6 g
Protein: 8.2 g Protein: 9.9 g

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