Apple and walnut traybake

All the Autumnal vibes in this gorgeous pudding 🙂 I made this one Sunday afternoon for my family and it was demolished within 15 minutes. The apple chunks through the sponge mixture provide more moisture and a lovely rustic texture to the pudding. I think chopped walnuts work best with the apple and cinnamon flavours, but feel free to use whatever chopped nuts you like – flaked almonds or pecans will also work beautifully.

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Ingredients

  • 200g ground almonds (just under 2 cups)
  • 3 medium-large apples
  • 2 large eggs
  • 80ml honey/maple syrup (1/3 cup)
  • 50ml coconut oil (under 1/4 cup), melted
  • 80ml almond milk (1/3 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 rounded teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 50g chopped walnuts

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius (170-175 degrees celsius if using a fan oven). Grease an 8-inch square tin.
  • Peel the three apples and chop two of them into small chunks (cubes of approx. 1cm). Cut the third apple into slices – this will be used for the topping. Place the chunks and the slices in two separate bowls of water with a tablespoon of lemon juice in each to keep them fresh.
  • Place the ground almonds, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Whisk the eggs in a large bowl and add in the melted coconut oil, honey, milk and the remaining lemon juice. Mix until you reach an even consistency.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in three parts, folding gently after each time. Finally, strain the liquid from the apple chunks and add to the mixture.

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  • Pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the top.
  • Arrange the apple slices (well strained) over the top, ensuring there is about 2-3cm between each apple. I like to sprinkle some brown sugar over the top at this point.
  • Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool slightly before enjoying with some cream or yoghurt.

 

Enjoy x

 

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