Feast of Trumpets is this week, and to celebrate I have a wholesome sweet cake for your celebration! Using sprouted wheat flour, coconut oil, honey, and apples- celebratory food can be both delicious and healthful.
Recipe for Honey Apple Cake
1-1/2 cup sprouted wheat flour (available here)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup pureed apples, skins on, core removed, this takes 2-3 medium sized apples. (applesauce is a fine substitution)
1/2 apple, grated or coarsely chopped
1/4 cup honey
Preheat oven to 325. Mix dry ingredients together. Combine wet ingredients. Fold together. In an 9×9 or similar sized pan that has been well-greased with coconut oil bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
More about Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) from The Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays:
The Feast of Trumpets requires a preparing of the spirit. Each person is to take time to look back in self-examination over the events and emotions of the previous year. This is a time of offering forgiveness and seeking reconciliation with others. The night before Rosh Hashanah, a special midnight service is conducted called Selichos (Repentant Prayers), which helps prepare the worshiper for the time of reverence. The mood is mixed; it is a serious, yet festive occasion- similar to American Thanksgiving.
The apples and honey in this cake represent the sweetness of the Lord and the sweet year to come. Other popular food items for the Feast of Trumpets are carrots, challah bread, dates, fenugreek, and leeks. A roast or fish is a wonderful main dish, grassfed meat can be found on my resource page.