These healthy mini applesauce cakes are packed with maple syrup, applesauce and walnuts.
2 cups spelt flour, available at health food stores and some supermarkets)
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup safflower oil
2 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter an 8-well 3 3/4 x 2 1/2-in. mini loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk flour with cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, whisk maple syrup with oil. Whisk in eggs, then applesauce and vanilla. Add flour mixture and whisk until well mixed, about 1 min. Stir in walnuts, if using.
Spoon batter into pan. Bake on middle rack until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, 22 to 24 min. Cool for 10 min. Remove loaves from pan and cool completely on rack. Wrap loaves with plastic. Will keep at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Calories 268, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 43g, Fat 9g.
(Dairy free; can be nut free)
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