Yup. That's right. Deep, meaningful and poignant. This apple cinnamon oat streusel cake is just that. You know when you're baking and you expect the final product to be good, but not amazing, and then it's better than amazing and your day just gets a million times better? Well, even if you don't, use your imagination.
This loaf cake literally knocked my socks off. It is to. die. for. Healthy enough for breakfast, hearty enough for an afternoon snack and decadent enough for dessert (topped with some vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce maybe? I'm definitely not trying to hint that this is what I did or anything..).
I'm just going to keep this super short and let the pictures speak for themselves. Let me just assure you - you will not regret making this. What you will regret is not making this. Don't let the seemingly long(ish) list of ingredients put you off! They're all pretty much pantry staples, and if not, should be!
What are you waiting for?
For the cake:
1 cup oat flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup unrefined sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk of choice
2 cups diced apples
For the streusel:
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
3 tbsp rolled oats
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp unrefined sugar
Preheat the oven to 165 C. Line a loaf tin with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (oat flour to nutmeg).
In a separate medium bowl, beat the eggs and a sugar until pale and creamy. Add in the honey, coconut oil, vanilla and milk and beat again.
Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Stir until just combined. Finally, fold in the apple chunks.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin.
In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the streusel topping. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the batter.
Bake for 60 minutes or until top is (slightly darker than) golden brown, streusel is crunchy, and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Slice and serve warm out of the oven. Enjoy!