Oil Free Apple Cake
This yummy moist apple cake is oil and egg free, contains no refined sugar and is completely delicious!
This is an excellent cake for lunch boxes or with a cup of tea and a catch up with friends. It isn’t too sweet and contains wholegrains and walnuts to help keep us fuller for longer.
I love apples. One of the best things about them is the amount of different varieties there are. Some very sweet, some sharp, some collapse when cooked, some hold their shape. Red, green, russet…. They are also easily available to anyone and can be very cheap (or even free in the autumn). Apples are incredibly versatile too, juice them, bake them, grate them and add to breakfast oats, use them in salads or just eat them for a snack!
Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants that help to protect our cells from free radical damage. They are also a great source of fibre, vitamins A and C that support the immune system, vitamin K, for blood clotting, biotin (vitamin B7) which helps to break down fat, and iodine which promotes healthy thyroid function. Research shows that eating apples can help to lower cholesterol, may help to improve insulin sensitivity and can lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease.
Oil Free Apple Cake is very simple to make, it keeps for around 5 days in the fridge or it freezes well for a couple of months. This cake is also yummy with other fruits. I have tried it very successfully with roasted rhubarb and with plums.
Oats are blitzed into a flour and walnuts are ground and mixed with the remaining dry ingredients.
The apples are diced and placed into the bottom of the lined tin. The wet and dry ingredients are combined seperately.
The wet ingredients are gently mixed into the dry to form a batter.
The batter is poured over the fruit and the tin is placed in the oven to bake.
Once baked, the cake is turned upside down so that the fruity layer is on top and any juices can run into the cake.
The Apple Cake is ready fto be sliced and devoured! Simple!