Vegan Apple Pie Recipe
Apple pies are some of my favorite cakes I would say 🙂 Let’s take a look how to make them vegan and low waste.
I don’t always use special vegan recipes when I bake something. Sometimes they use ingredients I don’t have, or can’t get without plastic packaging or are just too expensive.
So I mostly use conventional recipes and substitute ingredients I don’t like or just don’t want to have in my baking goods.
It might take you 1-2-3 cakes or cookies until you will find the best recipe, substitute but sometimes (like for me with this cake) it turns out great the very first time!
If you are not that comfortable with baking without recipes, check out a vegan recipe cook book like one of the following.
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How to make baking low waste:
- instead of single use, use reusable “baking sheets”** made from silicone.
- If you have the choice, opt for sugar, flour in paper bags.
- you can buy the biggest package of ingredients that you can’t find package/plastic free.
- If you use butter try and find a butter in paper wrap. I have seen these in organic stores in Germany.
- Buy ingredients plastic free/bulk online. I know there are different stores in different countries that offer a plastic free bulk delivery. Just google to find out if there is one in your country already.
- make your own plant milk to refuse the tetra pack.
To make a vegan version out of a conventional recipe you can substitute different ingredients:
- instead of egg: mashed banana, silk tofu, apple sauce, flax seed, chia seeds, nut butter, baking soda and vinegar or baking soda and sparkling water, aqua faber, arrow root powder.
- instead of milk: use plant based milk. Easy to make your own too (low waste and so much cheaper).
- instead of butter: use sunflower-, coconut- or rapeseed oil.
Vegan apple pie recipe
- 380 g spelt flour (you can use whole wheat or normal wheat too)
- 170 g sugar (white or brown)
- 250ml oil
- 10g Chia seeds, soaked in water over night
- 2 tsp natron
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup sparkling water (or sparkling lemonade/beer)
- 2-3 apples (depends on the size)
- In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, oil, chia seeds, natron, cinnamon and salt together.
- Add half of the water and stir.
- We like to have a soft dough, so if the dough is not ready yet, stir in the rest of the water. If it is still a dry kind of dough mix in a little more water. The dough can be a little sticky/oily, it just shouldn’t be too dry and “hard”. (It also always depends on the flour type you take how much water you need.)
- Prepare your baking tray with either baking paper or just a little oil and flour/very fine bread crumps. I still had some baking paper at home, that’s why I used it here.
- Fill the dough into the tray and press the sliced apples into the dough.
- If you like you can sprinkle brown sugar or powdered sugar and cinnamon on top.
- Bake the cake at 180 degrees celsius for about 50 minutes. You know your oven best. Sometimes older ovens are getting hotter or not hot enough, so just have an eye on your cake after 30-40 minutes. If it becomes too dark on top, cover with a lid or a piece of baking paper (you can easily reuse these papers too)
- you can serve it warm and top with some vegan ice cream or powdered sugar. If you have leftovers for the next day, you could reheat it in the oven.
If you try this recipe let me know how it went or show me your version on Instagram and tag me so I can see your cakes 🙂
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