Apple Pecan Loaf (vegan & grain free)

It’s Monday, and while I want to just crawl back into bed after working this weekend (I’m a nurse, so weekends are pretty much irrelevant), I’m so happy that I took time this weekend to make something yummy, filling, and nutritious so that when I need a snack or something to make my heart happy, it’s right in the fridge! Apple season may be long over, but I found myself with some apples that were just not fresh enough to eat, but great for baking. That’s why we have this delicious loaf!

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Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa flour
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup of pecans
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder (must be gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp Himalayan Pink Salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 flax eggs
  • 2tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup melted and then cooled coconut oil
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk mixed with 1 and ½ tbsps of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped apples

Spray loaf pan with coconut oil. First, take your apple cider vinegar and mix with almond milk. Let that sit for 10 minutes (it gives the loaf a buttery like flavor). Then, do the flax eggs (mix flax seeds with water according to the instructions).

Peel and chop apples, pour maple syrup and lemon juice over chopped apples. Mix, and let sit while prepping the rest of the loaf. Get the rest of the dry ingredients together and sift. Mix the wet ingredients together. Pour wet into dry, and blend for about 2 minutes until a buttery texture is obtained. (MMMM).

 

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Let cook 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown on the outside. Use a toothpick about 1/2 way through to see how wet the texture is.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Let me know if you try by using the hashtag #beettherainbow. Please comment below!

Live out your rainbow!

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I topped this with almond butter and dark chocolate chips. DIVINE.

6 thoughts on “Apple Pecan Loaf (vegan & grain free)”

    1. Thank you so much! It’s a great non-white flour to work with, as it has a similar consistency to regular flour. It just tastes slightly nutty. Quinoa is such a great grain! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Chelsey! It’s a great dessert for sure as it has the perfect hint of sweetness. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  1. Yum! This looks delicious. Where do you suggest getting the quinoa flour? I have everything else to make this except that!

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    1. I usually buy Bob’s Red Mill quinoa flour at my local Shop Rite! Any specialty grocery store such as Whole Foods would have it, but I think white flour, gluten free flour, or paleo flour would also work just fine!

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