Puerto Rican Vegan: Apple Cinnamon Coffeecake

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Coffeecake

Oh darlings, this is scrumptious.  I won't be making this again for a while because of my strict Spartan training, but that doesn't mean that I shouldn't share it with you!  My recipe is adapted from this one.  I used to look up vegan recipes, but then realized I could get much better results by finding non-vegan recipes and making my favorite substitutions.  Vegan substitutions are easy - especially in baking!  With this recipe, I substituted rice milk for low-fat milk, flax meal mixed with warm water for egg, and vegan butter for dairy butter.  Always use organic, all-natural ingredients of the best quality. This is a magnificent, moist, flavorful coffeecake with the perfect streusel topping.  Enjoy warm with a delicious hot cup of Montavida coffee!

Apple Cinnamon Coffeecake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated unrefined sugar (evaporated cane juice)  
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
3/4 cup rice milk
2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 tablespoon flaxmeal mixed w/ 3 tablespoons warm water 
1 cup diced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 1 apple)

1/4 cup packed unrefined brown sugar 
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
2 tablespoons chilled vegan butter, cut into small pieces

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk, melted butter, vanilla, and flaxmeal mixture, stirring with a whisk; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in apple. Pour batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.  To prepare streusel, combine brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle streusel evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack before serving.


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