WELCOMING KITCHEN’S GLUTEN FREE VEGAN APPLE COFFEE CAKE WITH CHIA SEEDS
Welcoming Kitchen’s Gluten Free Vegan Apple Coffee Cake with Chia Seeds
- Cooking Time: 30
- Servings: 8
- Preparation Time: 15
- chia seed mixture
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- pepita topping
- 1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
- cake ingredients
- 2 cups gluten-free baking flour mix (Kim used King Arthur)
- 1/2 cup rice milk
- 1/2 cup vegan buttery spread (soy free Earth Balance)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar, divided
- 3/4 tsp salt, divided in half
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- add ins
- 1 1/2 cup 1/2-inch diced, peeled apples
Preheat oven to 180 / 350.
Lightly oil an 8-inch-square baking pan.
Combine the chia seeds and water in a small bowl and set aside.
Lightly toast the pepitas in a dry skillet for approximately one minute or until lightly golden.
In a food processor, pulse together the pepitas, 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
In your stand mixer, cream together the earth balance, 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar and maple syrup.
Mix in the chia seed mixture and vegan milk.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg using a whisk.
Mix dry ingredients into wet, one half at a time until well incorporated.
Gently fold in the apples.
Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top with a damp spatula.
Spread the pepita mixture over top.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. YUMMO!
This was Recipe #25 in the "Gluten Free Baking With KitchenAid" event.
This apple coffee cake is DIVINE! This is really different, and has a salty-sweet flavour. The apples add a lovely sweetness and a delightful moisture to this treat that is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free and vegan! I love the use of chia seeds in this recipe too. Aren't those little beads of joy a gluten free vegan baker's best friend? WOW!
Learn more about Kim's recipe in her original blog post.
Discover more about Kim Lutz at Welcoming Kitchen.
Website Credit: http://www.welcomingkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/03/putting-chia-seeds-to-work-in-apple.html