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Apple Cinnamon Walnut Loaf

IMG_0950 (640x427)Can the combination of apple, cinnamon and walnuts ever go wrong? Fresh crisp apples, the warmth of cinnamon and crunch of walnuts. There are many recipes out there with this combination, but I wanted to play with coconut flour a little more. While I love the texture of almond meal in my bakes, I’m really conscious of overdosing ourselves with nuts.

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The result of this experiment was a happy surprise. I think the apples added to the moisture. I’m playing around with mixing baking soda and baking powder which seems to provide the lift I’m after. The sweetness of the apples means 1 tablespoon of honey was sufficient. It’s not a dense as a bread but not light as a cake either.

Hubby came home and said he felt the warmth of the house as he stepped in and smelled the lovely aroma of cinnamon and apples. He had that for breakfast the next day and thinks it tastes even better. Now that makes me happy.

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Apple Cinnamon Walnut Loaf 

3/4 cup almond meal

1/3 cup desiccated coconut

1/4 cup coconut flour

1.5 apples chopped finely

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

pinch salt

4 eggs whisked

1 tsp vanilla paste

1/2 cup of walnuts plus handful

Pre heat oven to 180C. Lined loaf pan with baking paper. Mix dry ingredients in one mixing bowl. Whisk eggs and vanilla together. Fold to dry ingredients. Sprinkle crushed walnuts on the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes.


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