Vegan Apple Loaf

Prep Time

15 minutes

Bake Time

45 minutes

Oven Temperature

Fan Oven

N/A

Gas Mark

N/A

Step 1

Pre- heat the oven to 180°C and line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper/grease with a little butter/oil (if no loaf tin, you can make muffins or use a 9 inch sandwich tin)

Step 2

Make a flax egg by combing the ground flax with 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl. Allow to sit until set/gloopy like an egg – around 15 minutes

Step 3

Add all dry ingredients (except the sugar) into a large bowl

Step 4

In a medium sized bowl add the sugar and oil and whisk to combine

Step 5

Add the flax egg and vanilla to sugar and oil mixture and whisk

Step 6

Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined

Step 7

Peel the apples and then using a chopping board and a sharp knife cut the apple into small chunks – about the size of sweetcorn kernels

Step 8

Fold the apple chunks into the cake batter – should be lumpy and thick but it will still pour out the bowl

Step 9

Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean (if muffins are made or a sandwich tin used the bake time will differ, check after 25 minutes and go from there)

Step 10

Once baked take out of oven and allow to cool completely in the tin on a cooling rack

Once cooled remove the cake from the tin and if no icing is added, enjoy!

Step 11

To make the drizzle icing – sift the icing sugar in a small bowl and add the lemon juice/ cinnamon powder (cinnamon icing- add a drops of water gradually) and mix until a thick drippy consistency

Decorate the loaf by drizzling on the icing however you want

Step 12

Store in an airtight container – you will find that the cake gets even more moist and even more flavoursome after a day or two!