Vegan Apple Spice Bread
I glanced over at my fruit basket yesterday and found four moldy looking apples at the bottom. They had been languishing there for over a week, with no one paying them any attention. Now, I'm a bit of a purist with my apples. I only like them tart and crunchy with faint green veins running through their flesh. Bruised apples with brown spots go straight on my list of foods I most hate to eat. Still, something had to be done with those apples, and without much of a plan, I peeled, cored, and chopped them up.
Then I spied a jar full of demerara sugar that I'd bought recently, and inspiration took form. I decided I'd bake an apple bread. The principle would be the same as banana bread, only since apple has a higher water content, I could consider lowering the amount of fat in my recipe, and under bake slightly, so my cake would remain moist. A small quantity of vinegar provides just enough acid for leavening, and the baking soda helps it rise. This bread bakes up dense.
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Vegan Apple Spice Bread Recipe
Grease and dust a standard-sized loaf pan with flour. (I didn't have a loaf pan so I used a regular 6" cake pan with tall sides.) Preheat the oven to 330F (165C).
In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, stevia, agave, vinegar and applesauce.
Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into that. Stir gently with a wooden spatula to combine.
Once they are just combined (Just make sure there are no major visible lumps of flour) pour into the prepared pan.
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I have a few questions: could I substitute the oil for yogurt and use 100% whole weat flour? Would it work if I ommited the syrup and used stevia and solely one tbsp of sugar?
Thanks a ton for this recipe. The bread was absolutely delicious, and you're completely right about the agave - it does give a nice warmth to the bread. I don't like my desserts too sweet, so this was perfect. Thanks again!
I'm afraid I've never used coconut sugar. I don't know what that is and shall have to do some furious googling now. :) Please do let me know how it turns out, and good luck!
Have you experimented with coconut sugar at all? I am still in the beginning phases of my experimenting using it with a variety of things but so far I really like it. Although, it is less sweet than most other sweeteners I have tried. I don't enjoy stevia due to the aftertaste, so maybe I will try your apple bread with coconut sugar instead :-).
I had so much fun baking this recipe! And it came out tasting amazing! :) thank you so much!