Sugar Free Apple Loaf Recipe | Vegan, GF

Hi guys, I mentioned a few posts back that I’d been working on a sugar free apple loaf recipe, and today I’m finally sharing it with you. As I’m sure most of you will know, I’m currently undertaking a sugar free challenge. As the temperatures are dropping slightly here in the UK, and I’m becoming increasingly bored of smoothie bowls, I wanted to create a recipe that was breakfast friendly as well as being a good snack.  

To make it as breakfast friendly as possible, the base is oat flour and I’ve included some healthy fats along with extra fruit to try and keep it balanced.  

Of course, this recipe is sugar free. The fruit adds some sweetness, but I’m not going to pretend it’s the sweetest loaf in the world either. It’s definitely more of a snack or breakfast option than a dessert.  

This recipe is really easy to follow and there are no crazy ingredients in here so it should be accessible for everyone.  

I used gluten free oat flour to make mine, but you could always use regular oats if you’re not gluten free.  

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, vegan and soy free. It does contain nuts, although you could remove those and replace with extra dried fruit if you wanted to make it nut free too.  

apple loaf

apple loaf

Notes:  

  1. Use sweeter apples rather than cooking apples to give this dish more natural sweetness.  
  2. Most food processors and blenders come with a milling blade to make flours with, you don’t have to buy oat flour specifically. I use my NutriBullet to make mine.  

Prep time: 5-10 minutes  

Cook time: Approx 25 minutes  

Serves: 6-8 slices  

Ingredients  

  • 130g grated apple + 60g chopped apple (about 2 apples in total) 
  • 100g oat flour (GF if necessary) 
  • 2 flax eggs (2tbsp ground flax seed + 6tbsp water) 
  • 40g chopped walnuts  
  • 30g flaked almonds (optional) 
  • 40g dried cranberries (you could use any dried fruit, such as raisins if you’d prefer) 
  • 5tbsp sunflower oil  
  • 1tsp baking powder  

Method 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°c. 
  2. Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper. 
  3. Mix the grated apple, chopped apple, dried fruit and walnuts in a large bowl. 
  4. In a separate bowl beat the flax egg and sunflower oil, then combine with the apple mixture. 
  5. Combine the oat flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl, then fold into the mix. 
  6. Scrape the mixture into the loaf tray, smoothing the surface, then sprinkle the almonds over the top (if using) 
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.  

Serve and enjoy! 

apple loaf

Do you guys like the sound of this recipe as a healthier alternative? Let me know your thoughts!  

Until next time,  

Sophie  

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23 Comments

  1. 9th September 2018 / 6:18 pm

    This looks bloody delicious! The combination of cranberry, apple and oats would be so good. I know you’re not the biggest fan but I think this would be gorgeous with banana too, I love a good banana loaf and find it such a gorgeous and subtle flavouring for things like this. Would be such a lovely home made alternative to belvita baked bars, haha!
    Alice Xx

  2. 9th September 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I am trying to cut sugar out of my diet but i am not ready to give up on cakes so this apple loaf sounds just perfect!

  3. 9th September 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Ok I love anything with apple in – this is right up my street! Me and my sister are kind of on a health kick at the minute and we’re trying to eat better snacks, so we’ll give this a go! Thank you so much for sharing! <3

    http://www.whatevawears.co.uk

  4. 9th September 2018 / 8:23 pm

    This recipe is awesome! Love that it is sugar-free so people don’t have that guilt about eating some treats. My coworker made something similar and used pineapple juice as a substitute for sugar. It’s great that this recipe doesn’t take much to make and it’s full of deliciousness!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  5. 9th September 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I’ve been looking for breakfast recipes so this was the perfect post for me to read! I don’t think I’ve tried apple loaf before. It looks and sounds like something I’d really enjoy though! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Roxie Watt
    9th September 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Wow, so much goodness packed into one recipe! It certainly looks delicious. I love almonds and cranberries. Well done sticking to your sugar-free diet.

  7. 9th September 2018 / 9:34 pm

    This looks and sounds so lovely Dried cranberries are a big fave of mine so I’d definitely leave those in. Plus the recipe seems easy to follow so I can see me giving this a go!

  8. 10th September 2018 / 3:03 am

    Looks yummy! Must try it for my diabetic friend!
    Miss Doll x

  9. 10th September 2018 / 4:24 am

    This sounds like the perfect snack for me!! I’m not sure I have a gluten allergy, but I’m fairly certain that I have a certain amount of intolerance for it, so getting the gluten free oat flour will be perfect for me. Can’t wait to recreate this x

  10. 10th September 2018 / 11:53 am

    Ooooh this looks really nice! I’m really into fruity cakes and things recently. I bet this would be really nice with custard or cream or something! xxx

  11. 10th September 2018 / 5:07 pm

    This dish actually looks really delicious! It’s so great that you have lasted this long sugar free I whish I could be able to do that, I love apples they are one of my favourite fruits so I think this would be perfect for me to try out! Lovely post xx

  12. 10th September 2018 / 5:21 pm

    HOW is that sugar free!?! I look absolutely delicious, I need to try it ♥

  13. 10th September 2018 / 5:22 pm

    This looks delicious! It’s like a healthier version of a granola bar or flapjack. I imagine this would be so nice with a cup of tea as a guilt free snack. Thank you for sharing the recipe Sophie, I hope your sugar free challenge is going well <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  14. 10th September 2018 / 6:15 pm

    This looks great and as we do have lods of apples this fall I will be making this for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  15. 10th September 2018 / 6:16 pm

    This looks so good, and pretty easy to make too. I love finding healthy new recipes and I like that this one is sugar free and vegan.

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

  16. 10th September 2018 / 6:47 pm

    It looks and sounds absolutely delicious! My partner and I have just got into baking together so we may have to try this lovely recipe ☺️

    Milenka x
    Blushing Lately

  17. 11th September 2018 / 7:09 pm

    This looks lovely and seems incredibly simple to make. Plus it’s super healthy. I’m am going to see if I can entice my kids with it as they have become so bad at doing breakfast.
    Kate x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

  18. 21st September 2018 / 10:42 pm

    WOW this look so tasty and easy to make! Had no idea you can make a flax seed egg, cool trick. I’m not vegan but I would try that lol! I am happy to know the recipe is dairy and soy free 🙂

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

  19. 23rd September 2018 / 10:24 pm

    This looks so good! I have been looking for warming yet mostly healthy breakfasts and I definitely want to give this a go! My blender unfortunately doesn’t have a milling blade, but I would love to give this a try!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

  20. 25th September 2018 / 12:59 am

    hi there! this looks so great! I’m always so excited when I see recipes that are vegan, gluten free, and no added sugar! I’m also oil-free whenever possible, so I might try making it with some unsweetened applesauce or something in place of the oil I think that might work… I’ve been looking for a way to mix things up at breakfast! 🙂

    Christine
    plantbasedplatypus.wordpress.com

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