Baking, Desserts, Vegan, Vegetarian

Blueberry, Lemon & Chia Loaf Cake

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX Health Grill & Air Fryer AG551
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 55 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 8 people

Blueberry, Lemon & Chia Loaf Cake

Plant based, and packed full of flavour this vegan loaf is not only a real crowd pleaser, but is incredible simple to put together… And even more simple to bake thanks to the Ninja Foodi MAX Health Grill & Air Fryer!

Ingredients

  • 200g plain flour (this can be substituted to make it gluten free)
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 80g melted coconut oil
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 large lemon (both juice and zest)
  • 100g blueberries
  • 175mls any plant-based milk

For the icing

  • 50g icing sugar
  • Splash your choice of milk
  • Splash lemon milk

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Method

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl combine the flour, desiccated coconut, baking powder, chia seeds, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Give them a good stir

  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl combine the melted coconut oil, milk, sugar, half the blueberries and juice and zest of one lemon and give them a good mix until thick and glossy

  • Step 3

    Now prepare your loaf tin and preheat the Ninja Foodi MAX Health Grill & Air Fryer. Grease the loaf tin with the remnants of oil and line with a long strip of parchment down the middle to help ease it out smoothly. Set your Ninja to 160 degrees and ‘bake’ for 40 minutes whilst you allow to preheat

  • Step 4

    Add the wet mix to the dry mix and stir until everything is well combined, taking care not to overmix

  • Step 5

    Pour into the loaf tin and smooth over with the back of a spoon. Once your Ninja Foodi is ready, place the loaf tin in the centre and leave to cook

  • Step 6

    Once cooked, allow to cool before making the icing. Add a little lemon juice and milk at a time to the icing sugar until you get the desired consistency

  • Step 7

    You can drizzle freely using a spoon, or for more control, empty into a piping bag and snip a tiny hole at the end and guide it for a neater finish. Top with remaining blueberries and lemon zest