Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Bake
No it’s not a cake, but with how delicious this turned out it’s a pretty close second! To be completely honest this recipe was a bit of an experiment. I originally wanted to make an oatmeal bake but when I went to my pantry for some rolled oats I barely had a cup left! I was digging around trying to find a random packet when my eyes fell onto an unopened box of my favorite Kodiak Cakes Pancake mix. I decided to play around a little and substituted the Kodiak Cakes mix for my usual amount of rolled oats, and let me tell you, I am so happy I did! It ended up fluffy like a cake, but still had a little bite from the rolled oats, apples and walnuts that I added. Whether you serve this first thing in the morning, or as your dessert, this a sweet treat you have to make for yourself!
Cinnamon Apple Bake
1 Spotty Banana
1 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
2 Gala Apples
1 + 1/4 Cup Kodiak Cakes Pancake Mix
1 + 1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
2 Tbslp Ground Flax Meal
1 Tblsp Chia Seeds
1/2 Cup Raw Walnuts
1/2 Cup Golden Raisins
1 Packet of Stevia ( or 1 tsp of sugar of choice)
2 Tblsp Maple Agave Syrup
2 Tblsp Coconut Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tblsp Cinnamon
Pinch Of Salt
1 Tsp Baking Powder
Preheat oven to 350F, grease an 8x8 baking dish w/ coconut oil or cooking spray
Dice the gala apples (you can peel or keep the skin on doesn’t matter) into small pieces and add to a pan with a drizzle of coconut oil. Once the apples start to brown, add 1 tblsp of coconut sugar, a drizzle of the maple agave syrup, sprinkle of cinnamon and a tiny bit of water to help coat the apples. Let the apples simmer and caramelize a bit. You want the apples to be slightly soft but not mushy!
Then add 1/4 cup of walnuts and 1/4 cup of golden raisins and mix with the apples-reserve the rest of the walnuts and raisins for the topping. Once the apples, walnuts and raisins are all combined, set aside to cool.
In a mixing bowl mash the banana until it’s smooth. Then add the apple sauce, egg, almond milk, maple agave syrup, vanilla and cinnamon, whisk together. Once that is combined, add the remaining dry ingredients until a smooth batter has formed. Add the cooled apple mixture to the batter and gently fold that in.
Pour batter into your greased baking dish, top with the rest of the walnuts and raisins and bake for 30-40 minutes. To check if it’s done, stick a knife or tooth pick in the center, if it comes out clean it’s ready!