Autumn is upon us and the leaves are starting to change. Time to get your boots and wooly hats out and go for a woodland walk! What better way to warm up after kicking autumn leaves than to bake something with seasonal spices and seasonal fruit? This is simple to whip up but full of sweetness and indulgence, just how I like it.
Spiced Apple Slice
150g/11/2 cups of flour
3 tsp baking powder
75g/1/2 cup coconut palm sugar + 1 tbsp
85g/7 Tbsp of coconut oil
1 Tbsp of ground flax
75g/3/4 cup of old fashion oats
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 eating apples
75g 1/2 cup of apple sauce
pinch of salt
Line or grease a square tin and preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF.
Add 2 tablespoons of water to the flax and leave to one side. Whilst that is thickening, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and tablespoon of sugar, then rub in the oil until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the flax mixture and knead until it becomes a firm but pliable dough. Put into the tin and press to cover the bottom evenly.
Brush a thin layer of apple sauce onto the dough, then cut the apples into thin slices and layer them on top. Use the rest of the apple sauce to cover the apple slices.
Mix together the oats, sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the apples.
Bake for 1 hour.
Leave in the tin for 10 minutes, then carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
Can be eaten warm with a big scoop of coconut milk ice cream or left to cool.