Time flies by and suddenly I realized it was Jewish New Year. The time of year to feast on apples and honey. Coincidentally, I was craving some applesauce so figured in honor of Rosh Hashanah would bake up some applesauce cake for breakfast. Whilst in the end it is an easy one bowl cake to make. Finding a recipe is quite difficult as it either calls for loads of white sugar or an unthinkable amount of flour. Applesauce cake can turn out either really moist or horribly dry. After looking at literally dozens of recipes, I decided I would just have to make my own creation. It turned into a healthy, moist, easy, vegan, delish cake that is perfect for breakfast or with a cup of tea.
So grab a bowl and hand mixer or wooden spoon & muscle ;). Set your oven to 175c.
In a bowl add:
- 0.5 cups of walnut butter (it is literally dairy free margarine made from walnut oil)
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar
Cream together with mixer then add
- 1 cup apple sauce (I use organic and no added sugar)
Mix together with mixer then add
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 0.5 tsp clove
- 0.5 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 0.5 cups shredded coconut
- 0.5 cups pecan pieces (or another nut of choice or raisins)
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup spelt flour (or gluten free flour)
Mix all together then add to a lined or greased loaf pan. Put in the oven for about 40 minutes (depends on your oven). It is ready when a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool for about 15 minutes. Then cut into slices and eat on it’s own (you can of course add toppings). However, this cake is so moist on its own and is a nice mix of applesauce and oats. It is so moist you may find eating with a spoon is a big help, but it is also possible without.
This is great for breakfast or a afternoon cup of tea. It is better when eaten warm, but cold works too. Freezing should work too, but in my book everything can be frozen haha.
Hope you enjoy!