Coconut Oat And Apple Loaf
Delicious, (somewhat) healthy, and oh so satisfying! This coconut oat and apple loaf will satisfy any afternoon sweet cravings.
Welcome to part four of the Lockdown Chow Down!
Join me (almost) daily as we reconnect with one of life’s most simple pleasures, food!
Who would have thought that cooking would be the latest form of self care? Yet here we are. People all over the world are discovering the meditative benefits of cooking for the pure pleasure of it, a salve for the ambient anxiety of simply living through these times of Covid-19 lockdown.
Today’s recipe is my easily adaptable Coconut Oat and Apple Loaf. If you don’t have coconut or apples, don’t worry, I will cover a range of filling alternatives below.
Snag Points? There’s just the one – soak your oats for at least 20 minutes, or else you will end up with a rather dry and crumbly cake.
I don’t have coconut/apples? No worries! I like coconut for flavour and texture, but you can either leave it out completely or add other crunchy things like nuts or seeds.
In place of apples you can use tinned apples or pears, bananas, fresh pears, peaches, pineapple or fresh/frozen berries. I wouldn’t use anything from the melon family as they contain too much water.
If you don’t have any suitable fruit, simply use nuts, leftover easter eggs, chocolate or marshmallows. In short anything you might find appealing inside a cake.
Past winning filling combos: caramelised banana and chocolate ; white chocolate and raspberry ; strawberry and peach; pear and homemade caramel sauce; marshmallows and pear
If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag your photo #theculinarycartel and #lockdownchowdown on Instagram so we can see what you come up with. Happy cooking!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this vegan?
We haven’t personally tested this as vegan; however, one of our Insta followers has successfully made a vegan version, subbing out the butter for vegan margarine, and the eggs for 1/2 cup apple sauce.
Can I swap out the apple and coconut?
This question is answered in detail in the notes above.