Apple, Date and Walnut Cake

I've been requested to write this recipe down after posting it on Instagram last week. Have to say it is a winner and worth the post! And, it really is made of the best ingredients so you can have a slice with a cup of tea and not feel guilty. It is however the kind of food that you should eat to help fuel workouts - not to sit around and eat whilst doing nothing! So eat this immediately post a workout or as precursor to an active day. Either way - it'll go down very very nicely I promise! Have to admit we all had a piece for breakfast this morning as we were a little late getting out for the Rugby - not a bad start to the day though! And the kids did then run around field for 2 hours (I didn't!)


200g spelt or wholewheat flour

2 medium sized apples grated

120g Walnut halves roughly chopped

120g Dates chopped

11/2 teasp baking powder

11/2 teasp cinnamon

1 teasp grated nutmeg

pinch of salt

2 eggs

120g coconut oil

Dessert spoon Maple syrup (optional)


Pre heat oven to 180 degrees centigrade or gas mark 4. Put the flour, apples, dates, walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon , nutmeg, salt into a bowl. Gently melt the coconut oil (don't let it get too hot) and add the maple syrup to the oil if you are using it - I put it as optional as I really find you don't need it but it does add another layer of scrumminess and, if your going for a big workout, why not!? Break the eggs into the dry ingredients and mix in. Then add the oil and syrup which should bring it to a nice dropping consistency. The amount of juice in your apples though could vary so if its a little stiff add a few drops of milk - dairy or coconut/almond is fine. Grease and flour a loaf tin and spoon in the cake mixture. Bake for 45 minutes and check its cooked with a skewer which should come out clean, if not continue to bake for a further 5 - 10 minutes until cooked through.


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