Vanelja’s Apple Pie
Plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened
2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water
1 ½ cup rolled oats
½ cup almond meal
¾ cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking soda
tiny pinch of sea salt
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
½ tsp cardamom
⅔ cup natural oat yoghurt or almond yoghurt
1-2 sweet apples
½ tsp Ceylon cinnamon
Cake tin diameter: 18-20 cm / 7-8 inches
Preheat the oven to 225 C / 430 F degrees.
Measure the ground flax and water into a small bowl or drinking glass. Stir and leave to thicken for 5 minutes.
In the meantime place the rolled oats into a blender and blend until flour. Pour into a bowl and pour the rest of the dough into a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Stir in also the flax gel. Cover the bottom of the cake tin with a piece of parchment paper. Separate 2 tbsp batter into a small plate and pour the rest of the batter into a cake tin and smoothen the surface.
Remove the cores from the apples and cut the apples into very thin slices. Stack the slices in overlapping rows into a circle on the dough. Press the slices gently so that they go a bit deeper into the batter. Add small chunks of the remaining batter you had set aside here and there on top of the apple slices. Sprinkle on some cinnamon. Top with a small handful of almond flakes. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until you get a nice golden color.
Take out of the oven and let cool slightly. (Note, If you’re using a smaller cake tin you might have to bake the cake a bit longer to get it done. Cover then with a foil to prevent the apples from browning.) Serve for example with vanilla nice cream or vanilla sauce of your choice.