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Apple and Cinnamon Picnic Cake Recipe

Apple And Cinnamon Picnic Cake Recipe

Credit: Adam Guthrie

You can use this apple and cinnamon base recipe to create any sort of cake. For example, add grated carrot or cacao powder.

Serves: 8



  • 2 tsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup fresh medjool dates, pitted & chopped
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 large ripe bananas, peeled
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2½ cups rolled oats, blended to flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C fan-forced. Line base of round spring-form cake tin with greaseproof baking paper.
  2. Place ground flax seeds in cup and add water to cover, combine well and leave to thicken.
  3. Place dates and hot water in small bowl and let stand for 10 mins to soften dates.
  4. Place bananas, soaked dates, maple syrup and flax seeds in water into blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  5. In large bowl, place oat flour, bicarb soda, cinnamon and nutmeg and remaining chopped dates. Mix well, then add banana blend and mix well with fork. Pour into prepared cake tin and decorate with sliced banana and slivers of fresh medjool dates.
  6. Bake for about 50 mins or until cooked through and starting to brown on top. Place on cooling rack and serve.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.