About three months ago I set myself the task of creating a sugar-free apple cake for those days when a healthy tea-time treat is the order of the day. Weeks later I’ve just finally created my perfect recipe. It’s been trial and error until now, but a lot of apples later, this simple apple spelt loaf has passed the test with flying colours.
The cake is super delicious warm from the oven. The grated apple adds a subtle sweetness throughout the sponge, and then the chunks of apple and the raisins bring a sweet zing. You’d really never know there was no sugar. It’s a pleasingly simple cake and just perfect with a cup of tea. Hope you enjoy.
No Sugar Apple & Cinnamon Loaf (vegan)
- 130g | 1 cup grated apple & 60g | ½ cup chopped
- apple in ½ cm cubes (about 2 apples in total)
- 30g | ¼ cup raisins
- 30g | 1/3 cup roughly chopped pecans
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 vegan eggs**
- 100g | 1 cup spelt flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
** To make two vegan eggs: 2 tablespoons of either chia seeds or flax seeds mixed with 6 tablespoons warm water. Leave to stand 10 minutes until it thickens.
- Pre heat the oven to 190C | Gas mark 5
- Grease a medium loaf tray with a little olive oil (I also like to line the bottom with baking paper)
- Mix the grated apple, chopped apple, raisins and pecans in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl beat the egg and the olive oil, then combine with the apple mixture.
- Again in a separate bowl, mix the spelt flour, cinnamon and baking powder together so they are well combined, then fold into the mix.
- Scrape the mixture into the loaf tray, smoothing the surface, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
- Cool on a baking tray and enjoy!