Clean Eating Apple Loaf

This apple loaf is absolutely lovely. It is moist, and flavourful with no nasty refined sugar, gluten or dairy. You could call it Paleo, but it has some oats- which you could swap out if needed.

The loaf was a bit of a fluke actually, I had 2 large apples left in the fruit bowl and decided it was their time to shine, so I whipped out a few pantry staples, crossed my fingers and waited for the oven timer to beep.

apple loaf

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

  1. 2 large apples, grated
  2. 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  3. 3 large eggs
  4. 3/4 cup of dates
  5. 1/2 cup of boiling water
  6. 3 tablespoons of flax seeds
  7. 3 tablespoons of chia
  8. 1/2 cup of almond meal
  9. 1 cup of raisins or sultanas
  10. 1/3 cup of oats (if you’re not on grains, replace with almond meal
  11. 1 tsp of cinnamon
  12. 1 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

Step 1: Place dates in a bowl, and cover with boiling water (allow to soak for 10-15 minutes) while preparing the rest of the ingredients. We’re going to turn this into date paste to sweeten the loaf with.

Step 2: Grate the apples, and place in a bowl with spices.

Step 3: Whisk eggs and coconut oil together until combined.

Step 4: Combine flax, chia, almond meal and oats, ready to combine everything together.

Step 5: Drain off excess water from the soaking dates (leave a few teaspoons of liquid in the dates so that it blends well). Blend the dates with a processor, I used my stick blender, and it worked a treat.

Step 6: Stir the date paste through the apple mix, and combine with the almond meal mix.

Step 7: Pour into a loaf tin, and bake for 45 minutes at 180 degrees, or until a skewer comes out with minimal moisture (but not totally dry).

apple loaf2

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