Monday, December 21, 2015

Vegan Gluten-Free Autumn Spice Oatmeal Cake


       It's the last few days of autumn, and probably most of you have shifted over to other seasonal flavors for winter.  I have also done a lot of posts recently with peppermint, eggnog, ginger, and the like.  But I decided this was a great time for us to remember some of the flavors that make autumn one of the best times of the year!  I hope you enjoy this delicious crunchy yet moist cake which pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or chai tea.   

You'll need:





1 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

2 cups unsweetened apple sauce

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

3/4 cup walnut oil

1 tbsp vanilla extract

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Streusel



1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup brown sugar


1/2 tbsp cinnamon


       Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Prepare two round 9” pans by greasing and flouring with gluten-free flour or spray with oil then use parchment paper overtop.
       Combine the flours, oats, xanthan gum, sugar, spices, and baking soda.
       In a  separate bowl, combine applesauce, pumpkin puree, oil, and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until they are incorporated. Next, fold in the chocolate chips then pour into prepared pans.

       Now it’s time to whip up some streusel. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the streusel ingredients then just mix until the ingredients form small crumbles. Sprinkle evenly across the two cakes, then bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
       Once the cakes have cooled, garnish with a drizzle of chocolate and serve with a nice cup of coffee!