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Apple Cinnamon Cake

Course Dessert, Snack


  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 80 ml pure maple syrup (or half maple syrup, half honey if preferred)
  • 3 eggs lightly whisked
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120 g almond meal
  • 70 g oat flour (finely ground oats)
  • 50 g gluten free plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 650-700 g finely diced apples (with peel) (around 750-800 g apples before coring)


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a regular loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Combine the oil, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with a fork until the eggs are incorporated.
  • Sift in the almond meal, oat flour, GF flour, baking powder and cinnamon, and fold through the mixture until combined.
  • Add in the apples. I started with around 675 g of diced apples (around 775 g before chopping), and mixed this through until all the apples were coated with batter.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and smooth flat.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for around 1 hour, or until cooked through and golden on top.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, before turning on to a cooling rack. My family enjoys this cake best whilst warm, but it is delicious served either way.