What can I use to replace apples?
This vegan loaf recipe is so easy that can you substitute apples with any fruit that can be sliced, chopped or shredded.
For example, pears, plums, apricots, peaches, kiwi fruit, pineapple, and mangoes are all excellent choices.
We suggest you try to slice the fruit of your choice, as thinly as we sliced the apples, to get a similar outcome.
You can also use bananas, which would make this cake a banana bread recipe, or experiment with vegetables like zucchini or pumpkin - as we did in this chocolate chip pumpkin bread.
What is the best apple for this loaf cake?
There are many apple varieties you can use in your bakes. In this recipe, we selected the Pink Lady variety, also known as Cripps Pink, to get that delicate pink tone that makes the cake look so cute.
The Granny Smith apples are also an excellent choice, as they are among the most nutritious.
Other good options are the Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Braeburn, and Jazz.
What other egg substitutes can I use in this vegan loaf?
To make this apple bread vegan, we have replaced each egg with a "flax-egg", made with ground flaxseeds soaked in water.
If you're out of flaxseeds or want to try other vegan egg substitutes, here are some great options to try:
Silken Tofu - great to give structure without affecting the taste.
Mashed ripe bananas- to add a hint of sweetness too, like in these lemon muffins.
Unsweetened yogurt - use coconut or soy yogurt for extra creaminess, as we did in this avocado muffins recipe.
Sugar-free applesauce - for a moist batter. We have some tasty recipes with applesauce here.
If you use any of the above options, make sure you adjust the other ingredients to get the right cake batter consistency.
How can I make this apple loaf gluten-free?
In this recipe, we have replaced plain wheat flour with wholemeal flour for a boost of fibres in fewer calories. However, you can swap it with gluten-free alternatives if you're following a low-carb diet or you're celiac.
You can use oat flour, buckwheat flour, or rice flour, and then add a binding agent like potato, arrowroot, or maize starch to help the batter hold together. For best results, make a loaf cake mix with using a combination of different gluten-free flours.
Also, almond flour and coconut flour make a great option if you want to cut on carbs. They can add richness and flavour to this apple bread thanks to their high-fat content.
Check out these avocado muffins, pineapple cake, or matcha cake recipes to see how we've made them gluten-free, or use our Smart-Search tool to easily filter our gluten-free treats and dessert.