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Best news? It’s vegan too! Isn’t that awesome? No weird ingredients in this, so for those that turn their noses up, no need! We all have someone we know that will not try anything if they think it might have something like tofu or chickpeas in it.
But this recipe has ingredients that will be embraced by all, and who doesn’t love an old-fashioned home-made apple coffee cake?
It’s so amazing to serve for a sweet breakfast or a delightful afternoon snack with a hot cup of coffee.
Definitely would be such a wonderful idea to give to a friend or family member, and of course it’s worthy of any family reunion or potluck. It’s best warmed up in the microwave, so feel free to store it in the fridge if you want to nibble on it through out the week.
You don’t even need your mixer for this recipe. It’s a pretty straightforward recipe in 3 stages: the cake, the streusel and the glaze.
If you want to omit the oatmeal streusel and/or the vanilla glaze for a simple, delicious apple cake, without all the bells and whistles, it’s totally acceptable. It’ll still be amazing! Some other add-in ideas would be raisins, pecans or even some coconut. Maybe 1/2 cup or less, so you don’t overload it too much. This cake is dense and delicious and reminds me of a earthy German apple cake.
You can also make it a little healthier with using whole wheat flour. We love using a half and half combo, half all-purpose, half whole wheat to give it a nuttier texture, but it will be good whatever you use!
Old-Fashioned Vegan Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
- 1/2 cup vegan butter melted or oil of choice
- 2/3 cup organic sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce or 2 flax eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups tart apples — peeled and diced such as Granny Smith (about 2 medium)
- Optional: 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour in the melted butter, then stir until the mixture forms large crumbs. Stir in the nuts. Set aside.
- Stir in apples and walnuts, batter will be thick. Spread batter into prepared pan.
- Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the coffee cake batter in the pan. Set aside.
- Bake the coffee cake for 50-60 minutes, or until the top is light golden brown and the cake feels firm to the touch, or a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Run a butter knife around the cake’s edges to loosen it, then unmold.
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