Have you all recovered from Halloween yet? We’ve been dragging a bit over here today but it was definitely worth it after a fun and memorable day. This was our first Halloween in our new house and we had so much fun celebrating with our neighbors at a black party before the trick-or-treating began. For me, Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season and I love this time of year as we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas. It also means warm fires, hot cider, sweatshirts, cozy socks and anything else that makes this season so cozy and wonderful. This apple crumb cake with apple cider glaze certainly falls into that category as well.

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Oat flour has become my number one flour for baking these days, and let’s just say I’ve been doing my fair share of baking lately. Tis the season, right? Oat flour is healthy with a lighter texture and sweeter taste than other flours. This cake is dairy-free and can be made gluten-free as well by using gluten-free oats. A rich and buttery crumb topping makes up the top layer and its finished off with a sweet apple cider glaze.

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Spiced with cinnamon and apples, this crumb cake is simply perfect for fall. It can be enjoyed anytime of day whether it be for breakfast, dessert or as a mid day treat with a hot cup of coffee, tea or even cider. It represents what fall baking is all about and nothing says warm and cozy like the smell of cinnamon and spiced apples coming from the kitchen.
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Apple Crumb Cake with Apple Cider Glaze
 
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Ingredients
  • 2½ cups oat flour (Gluten-Free if necessary)
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup apples, chopped (1 small apple)
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • Apple Cider Glaze: (Optional)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons apple cider
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x9 inch (or similar size) baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the egg, milk, oil, vanilla and apple cider vinegar.Set aside
  3. Make the oat flour by placing the oats into a food processor or high powered blender and pulse until a powder forms. Add the flour, baking powder, salt,cinnamon and nutmeg to the mixing bowl. Stir in the chopped apples.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the crumb topping by mixing the oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt, Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Spread the cake batter into your prepared baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with the crumb topping. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Make the glaze by combining the sugar and apple cider and stirring until smooth.
  7. Once the cake has cooled slightly, prepare the glaze and drizzle over top.
  8. Serve and Enjoy