Apple Cake with Cinnamon and Walnuts (Best Fall Dessert Idea)

Apple Cake with Cinnamon and Walnuts (Best Fall Dessert Idea)
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Super moist and fluffy vegan apple cake with cinnamon is the best fall dessert recipe idea. Healthy, eggless, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free treat the whole family will love.

Happy news, apple lovers, I have the most delicious autumn cake for you.

Close up of green apples for baking simple fall cake dessert.

In essence, to taste this fall season in every single bite. A bite packed with the juicy sweetness of green apples, crunchy walnuts flavored with a hint of aromatic ground cinnamon spice.

After all, a warm cup of tea and a fragrant piece of freshly baked cinnamon apple cake are always welcomed for breakfast, brunch, afternoon snack, or a weeknight treat.

Eggless Apple Cinnamon Cake without Milk or Sugar

Easy recipe for apple cinnamon cake without milk, sugar and eggs.

Do you know why I love this simple snack apple cake? It’s all naturally sweetened with pleasantly sweet bananas and maple syrup mixed with deliciously nutty spelt flour.

I know. You don’t believe me.

How can this mouthwatering perfection be made with no need for eggs, sugar, butter, or even milk? How can it be so light and airy without eggs, butter, or sugar? What if I tell you that you don’t need even an electric mixer, too?

I’m sure you’re going to love it as much as my family and guests do. They can’t resist but to ask for one more slice… or two actually 🙂

A piece of healthy, refined-sugar free cake without eggs and dairy with creamy peanut butter.

Do you know what pairs extremely well with it? Creamy homemade peanut butter and a cup of golden turmeric latte would make a complete nourishing breakfast you’ll look forward to every morning.

To point out, this fruity vegan cake is entirely guilt-free. Now, you can indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth (and conscience) without any regrets!

Ingredients for this Easy Fall Dessert with Apples

Simple, wholesome ingredients for baking breakfast cake. Refined-sugar free and dairy-free fall dessert.

You’ll need basic pantry staples to bake this simple everyday cake. This vegan fruity cake recipe uses only vegan-friendly, plant-based ingredients, all good for you. You’ll need:

  • Green apples (You can use any kind of apples you like)
  • Ripe bananas
  • Spelt flour (You can use all-purpose, cake flour or gluten-free flour as well)
  • Flax egg (I used golden flaxmeal, hence the golden-yellowish color of the vegan-egg)
  • Maple syrup
  • Raw walnuts
  • Sunflower oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • Sprinkling water
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Baking powder, baking soda, salt

As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.

How to bake easy apple cake with cinnamon and walnuts

Easy and healthy vegan apple cake with cinnamon and walnuts. Delicious fall dessert recipe.

Time needed: 50 minutes.

How do you make cinnamon apple cake from scratch?

This easy cake recipe is best for beginner bakers. It’ll definitely yield the most tender cake ever! It’s so easy to make it from scratch. Nothing complicated here! Surely, you’ll impress your husband, kids, friends, everybody that’ll taste this indulging spongy apple cake.

  1. Chop up the apples

    First, peel, core, and cut the apples into small pieces. Prepare your flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp water).

    chopped green apples on wooden cupboard

  2. Chop the walnuts

    On a wooden board, chop the raw walnuts.

    finely chopped walnuts for apple cake

  3. Prepare the pan and oven

    Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C. Lightly grease round baking pan. Dust it with a tablespoon or two of flour, turn the pan upside down and tap gently to remove any unnecessary flour.

    round cake pan greased and dusted with flour for baking a cake

  4. Mix dry ingredients

    Next, in a big bowl, combine spelt flour, ground cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. With a wooden spoon, mix it well together. Add chopped apples and walnuts. Gently toss everything together.

    Dry ingredients for making apple cinnamon cake with walnuts

  5. Mix wet ingredients

    After that, in another bowl, with a fork mash well bananas. Add flax egg, maple syrup, sunflower oil, sprinkling water, and vanilla extract. Stir briefly to combine.

    wet ingredients for baking vegan apple cake dessert

  6. Combine everything and bake

    Finally, add wet ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients and gently mix everything together. Be very careful not to overmix the batter. Otherwise, your cake would be thick and dense.
    Transfer the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle unrefined brown sugar on top for a golden crunchy crust if you like. This is totally optional.
    Bake for 35 minutes at 400°F / 200°C or until an inserted toothpick or a skewer in the middle comes out clean.

    Simple batter for baking sugar-free and dairy-free cake.

  7. Enjoy your homemade apple cake

    Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool slightly before slicing. Serve warm or cold, with a cup of tea or coffee and peanut butter (this combo is fantastic!). Drizzle with some maple or agave syrup if you like (for additional sweetness because this cake is sweet but not overly sweet).

    Easy vegan apple cinnamon cake for beginners.

What is the best apple for apple cake?

For the purpose of this recipe, you can use any kind of apples you have at home. Just keep in mind that the sweetness of the cake may vary depending on the types of apples you’ll use. I used Granny Smith apples because I find their slightly tart flavor perfectly matches the banana and maple syrup’s sweetness. But if you like your cake to be extremely sweet choose sugary-sweet apples like Fuji, Ambrosia, or Gala apples.

Can I use gluten-free flour to make this cinnamon apple cake?

Sure, you can use naturally gluten-free flour instead spelt flour to bake this yummy apple cake.

Will this cake work without eggs?

Absolutely! This winning recipe for apple cake with cinnamon and walnuts uses vegan flax egg instead of a regular egg. Yet it has a soft and fluffy texture and the taste of every bite is a pure delight.

A piece of super soft, fluffy and moist apple cake with cinnamon decorated with dry cranberry and peanut butter. Easy recipe for fall dessert or treat idea.

Why you’ll love this breakfast apple cake with cinnamon? It’s:

  • Loaded with fresh apples
  • Scrumptious make-ahead coffee cake
  • Contains no sugar
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fruity
  • Seasonal
  • Mouthwatering
  • Timeless
  • Super tasty!
Fork cuts a piece of eggless apple cinnamon cake for breakfast or dessert. Easy and healthy sweet treat for kids.

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Apple cake with cinnamon and walnuts. Easy and healthy breakfast cake .

Apple Cake with Cinnamon and Walnuts (Best Fall Dessert Idea)

Marinela
Super moist and fluffy vegan apple cake with cinnamon is the best fall dessert recipe idea. Healthy, eggless, dairy-free,refined-sugar-free treat the whole family will love.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine Balkanian, dairy-free, Vegan
Servings 8 slices
Calories 320 kcal

Equipment

  • Round baking pan
  • Bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Cutting board

Ingredients
  

  • 2 green apples peeled, cored, finely diced (approximately 2 cups)
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 1/2 cup spelt flour plus more for dusting the pan (you can use all-purpose flour or gluten free flour as well)
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 flax egg 1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp sprinkling water
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup use agave syrup instead
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp unrefined brown sugar for topping (optional)

Instructions
 

  • First, peel, core, and cut the apples into small pieces. Prepare your flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp water).
    chopped green apples on wooden cupboard
  • On a wooden board, chop the raw walnuts.
    finely chopped walnuts for apple cake
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C. Lightly grease round baking pan. Dust it with a tablespoon or two of flour, turn the pan upside down and tap gently to remove any unnecessary flour.
    round cake pan greased and dusted with flour for baking a cake
  • Next, in a big bowl, combine spelt flour, ground cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. With a wooden spoon, mix it well together. Add chopped apples and walnuts. Gently toss everything together.
    Dry ingredients for making apple cinnamon cake with walnuts
  • After that, in another bowl, with a fork mash well bananas. Add flax egg, maple syrup, sunflower oil, sprinkling water, and vanilla extract. Stir briefly to combine.
    wet ingredients for baking vegan apple cake dessert
  • Finally, add wet ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients and gently mix everything together. Be very careful not to overmix the batter. Otherwise, your cake would be thick and dense. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle unrefined brown sugar on top for a golden crunchy crust if you like. This is totally optional. Bake for 35 minutes at 400°F / 200°C or until inserted toothpick or a skewer in the middle comes out clean.
    Simple batter for baking sugar-free and dairy-free cake.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool slightly before slicing. Serve warm or cold, with a cup of tea or coffee and peanut butter (this combo is fantastic!). Drizzle with some maple or agave syrup if you like (for additional sweetness because this cake is sweet but not overly sweet).
    Easy vegan apple cinnamon cake for beginners.

Notes

  • I used Granny Smit apples but you can use any type of apples you have at home.
  • Thinly slice the apples if you don’t prefer big chinks in the cake’s texture.
  • Use gluten-free flour if you have gluten intolerances.
  • Omit the walnuts for a nut-free cake version.
  • Drizzle with additional maple syrup or agave syrup before serving for extra sweetness. Also, you can dust the cake with powdered sugar after cooling.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 392mgPotassium: 232mgFiber: 6gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 2mg
Keyword apple cake cinnamon, apple cake with cinnamon, easy apple cake, eggless, fall dessert with apples, healthy, refined-sugar free dessert, without milk
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Love, Marinela💚

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