Orange, Olive Oil & Turmeric Loaf
The perfect lunchbox loaf! Full of healthy fats and protein with some zesty sweetness. For a Nut Free alternative simply omit the almond meal and use plain flour instead.
Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan/355F. Oil and line a loaf tin (I used 24 x 13 x 6.5cm) with baking paper.
Mix flour, almond meal, coconut sugar, baking powder, turmeric, hemp seeds, and salt in a large bowl until well combined.
Add olive oil, orange juice, milk, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Mix until combined.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf tin. Bake in the centre of the oven for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave in tin ready to pour over syrup.
Add coconut sugar and orange juice to a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix until the sugar has dissolved.
While the orange loaf is still warm, use a skewer to generously poke holes in the cake. Pour syrup over the warm loaf and allow to cool completely in the loaf pan.
Mix icing ingredients together and drizzle on top of loaf alongside extra orange zest, orange slices and hemp seeds.
Save this cake (without fresh oranges on top) in an air-tight container at room temperature or fridge for 3-4 days. You can freeze it for 3 months. Allow to defrost before serving.
For a healthier alternative you can omit the icing and drizzle with some coconut butter instead.