Vegan Apple Cake
1/2 cup coconut oil, in a solid state
3/4 cup sugar
scant cup applesauce
2 tbsp ground flax
5 tbsp water
3 medium apples peeled and sliced thin. I cut the slices in half to make them bite sized.
1 1/2 cup flour
scant 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix the flax and water well with a fork and put it in the fridge for at least a half hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x9 inch pan with aluminum foil. Cream the oil, flax egg, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the applesauce and stir to combine. Fold in the apples. In a small bowl mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Fold the dry ingredients in to the wet mixture. It will seem a little dry but the apples let out a lot of moisture while baking, so don't add liquid to the mix. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for about 35 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. When skewering, don't be fooled my the moisture in the apples. Perfectly baked this cake will spring back when you poke it.
What are your favorite fall food traditions? How do you change them to reduce the guilt?