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.
- Use sweeter apples rather than cooking apples to give this dish more natural sweetness.
- 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
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 190°c.
- Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
- Mix the grated apple, chopped apple, dried fruit and walnuts in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl beat the flax egg and sunflower oil, then combine with the apple mixture.
- Combine the oat flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl, then fold into the mix.
- Scrape the mixture into the loaf tray, smoothing the surface, then sprinkle the almonds over the top (if using)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.
Serve and enjoy!
Do you guys like the sound of this recipe as a healthier alternative? Let me know your thoughts!
Until next time,
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