Thursday, 21 August 2014

Little Apple and Cinnamon Loaves - Gluten Free












In the afternoons, I like to settle into a comfy chair and sip my coffee out of a porcelain cup and daintily eat something sweet and elegant, all the while looking serene and "together, man". I like to. But most afternoons I'm swigging coffee out of a giant mug and stuffing little loaves into my face while up to my armpits in flour and with a camera hanging around my neck. True story.



Little Apple and Cinnamon Loaves - Gluten Free
Makes 6

For the Loaves:
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (I make my own. Recipe here) or store bought
1 egg
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup milk (or almond milk if you want to keep this vegan)
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup quinoa flour
1/ 1/2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ground hazelnuts
Pinch of salt


For the Vanilla Glaze:
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 1/2 tablespoons milk (or almond milk if you want to keep this vegan)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make the Loaves:
Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a mini loaf pan. Set aside.

Put the applesauce, egg, oil and milk into a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix the brown rice flour, quinoa flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, ground hazelnuts and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pans and bake for  20 - 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the Vanilla Glaze:
Put the icing sugar into a bowl and add the vanilla and stir in enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over the cooled loaves.

14 comments:

  1. How gorgeous, they would make a beautiful treat to take to a morning tea :)

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    1. Thanks. These would make a lovely morning tea offering.

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  2. Very nice! Would like to try. The photos take me there.

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  3. Either way, you have such nice afternoons :) Yummy little loaves that makes think of the autumn! It's the end of the summer in Montréal so I'll take the reicpe for later in the year! :P

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    1. These will be perfect for your apple season.

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  4. I like to pretend that at night I relax with some fine literature while sipping tea and nibbling on treats too. In reality I am standing barefoot in the kitchen stuffing leftover cupcakes into my mouth while washing up and listening to bad 80s love ballads.
    At least both of our realities are sweet! I can't wait to make some of these and try your applesauce recipe!

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    1. I think we both inhabit the same worlds - real and imagined.

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  5. Oooo I can't wait to make these! Liz x

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  6. just came across your blog...I love your photos! And these look delishh!!

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  7. Those look super cute. I stopped using quinoa flour as I found it too bitter - I wonder if it was just that I kept it too long.

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    1. I know what you mean. I've used quinoa flour before and found that that's all I can taste in some dishes. However, here it is used sparingly and with the brown rice flour I couldn't taste it at all (and neither could any of the people who ate them). I'd be interested to know what you think if you give them a try.

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