A healthy apple pie made with only 5 ingredients – No sugar, animal milk, butter, or eggs.
If you’re looking for a super delicious apple pie, you absolutely have to try this one. This delicious recipe is suitable for kids, people with allergies, and conscious gourmets who pay attention to clean ingredients. That’s because the cake is vegan, low in calories and fat. Nevertheless, it tastes fruity and juicy. We have the apples and the date paste to thank for this. Because they provide a pleasant natural sweetness and the necessary juiciness.
For the delicious apple pie, we need only 5 vegetable ingredients. That means no eggs, butter, or cow’s milk in the recipe. But don’t worry, even though most of the typical foods are missing, you’ll still get a super fruity and moist result. So if you want to bake a delicious dessert for your family or friends, be sure to try this cake. After all, it’s suitable for both the little ones and the big ones. 🙂 Moreover, people with lactose intolerance can also easily distort the apple pie. Did you know that about 3/4 of the world’s population is lactose intolerant?
How is the pie sweetened?
This apple pie recipe is low in fat and is sweetened naturally. Therefore, it does not contain any artificial sweeteners. Honey, maple syrup, agave syrup, or rice syrup do not belong in the recipe either. You also don’t need a highly processed sugar alternative, like stevia, xylitol, or erythritol.
The sweetness of the apple pie comes from the apples and dates alone. Adding coconut milk, lemon juice, and cinnamon rounds out the flavor perfectly. At the same time, the cake gets more juiciness.
Please do not expect the cake to be particularly fluffy or the base dough to rise. To keep the ingredient list as short as possible, I did not use baking powder or baking soda. To spice up your apple pie, simply add ground almonds, date sugar, and vegetable fat. Vegetable cream or vegan vanilla ice cream also tastes great with it. So add whatever you’re in the mood for.
Apples as a life-prolonging remedy
The well-known pome fruit originated in Asia. There, apples were considered a remedy with a life-prolonging effect. They have been native to Europe for several years now. By the way, apples are the favorite fruit of the Germans. 🙂 This is a good thing, because who does not know the saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? This saying fits perfectly because apples reduce the risk of many diseases.
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Asthma and other respiratory diseases
- diabetes mellitus
- Colon and lung cancer
The cancer-preventive effect can be attributed to the pectins and polyphenols contained in apples, such as quercetin. Furthermore, its secondary plant compounds have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Iodine in the apple core
By the way, the core is also valuable because it contains iodine. Our body needs this micronutrient for growth processes, nervous system development, and thus also for our brain. Furthermore, we need iodine for our bones.
Most people certainly know this micronutrient because it is an important component of thyroid hormones.
10,000 different apple varieties
In total, there are about 10,000 varieties of apples. Of those known to us, Braeburn apples are in first place with 21 mg/ 100 g, considering their vitamin C content. This vitamin is mainly found in the apple skin. So if you want to get a lot of vitamin C, just eat the peel along with it.
Typical processing options
In the following, I would like to introduce you to different variations for processing, depending on the apple variety:
- Boskoop is well suited for apple pie or baked apples.
- Braeburn is best distorted directly. In this way, no nutrients are lost through heating.
- Other apple varieties, such as Elstar, belong to the all-around talents. That means you can use them for any kind of preparation.
Regardless, apples are generally suitable for making compote, baked apples, mush, or apple juice.
New apple varieties can cause allergic reactions if they are not well tolerated. Older varieties, on the other hand, are well tolerated by most. These include: Jonathan, Boskoop, Kruger’s Dickstiel and Cox Orange.
Even more healthy apple recipes
Feel free to test out the other pie recipes on this blog using the superfood apple. My parents and I love apple pie. I’m sure you like it too if you’ve read this far. By the way, there is a super delicious one in my new cookbook called: Ein Bauch voll Glück. Already in the first book a recipe with apples could not be missing. Therefore, you will find in it, among other things, an apple cinnamon dressing, apple hazelnut donut, apple strudel Cookie Dough, and much more. Here is the English ebook version from Mix yourself happy – 66 recipes for your happiness.
For the apple pie and many other recipes from me, you do not need normal household sugar. So they are suitable for children and adults. Also, people who want to eat mainly healthy will love the creations certainly.
If you don’t have time to bake a cake, I recommend my 5 minutes 5 ingredients Apple-Strudel Cookie Dough. The great thing about this recipe is that you can eat the delicious dough right away. In contrast, if you make a cake, you’ll have to wait until it’s done baking, despite the tantalizing smell in your kitchen.
Delicious vegan cake with apples and dates
The taste of this healthy, juicy apple pie will definitely convince you. If you’ve baked this kind of cake before, you might also be interested in my apple strudel made with just 3 ingredients. Feel free to check out this quick and easy recipe. It will surely taste good to you and brings a bit of variety in the bakery. 🙂
The apple pie recipe, which I would like to present to you here, is as already mentioned suitable for children. This is due, in addition to the fruit as a sweetener, to overall natural ingredients, and the soft consistency. Due to its juiciness and loose dough, it is easy to chew. After baking, it even reminds you of a sweet apple date casserole. Once it cools completely, it becomes more like a cake.
You can find a visual step-by-step tutorial on my Instagram page. There you’ll see how easy it is to prepare. I’m sure anyone can make this recipe.
Here you can find more delicious cake recipes:
- Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake with Crumble
- Healthy Carrot Easter Cake
- The perfect vegan Pumpkin Pudding Pie Halloween Edition
- 5 Ingredients Hazelnut Cake – Lazy Vegan Recipe
- Blueberry Cheesecake – simple, vegan, no crust
Should you feel like baking more after the apple pie, you can also find savory pastries on my blog. For example, you could try out my protein-rich multigrain bread. If you don’t tolerate gluten so well, I recommend you try my Mediterranean gluten-free protein bread. This also contains lots of nutrients and tastes super moist.
- For the dough:.
- 200 g flour (e.g. spelt or oat flour)
- 130 g date paste
- 70 g vegan butter/margarine or coconut oil (soft)
- 1 pinch of salt
- For the filling:.
- 600 g apples, sliced (preferably tart varieties like Boskoop or Elstar).
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 130 g date paste
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Optional toppings:
- 50 g sliced almonds
- some date sugar
- vegetable fat or cream
- vanilla ice cream
- Preheat the oven to 180 (convection oven). Line a round baking pan (about 24 cm in diameter) with baking paper and lightly grease it.
- For the dough: In a bowl, knead the flour, soft vegan butter/margarine or coconut oil, date paste, and a pinch of salt.
- Pour the dough into the pan and press down. Pull up the sides a bit.
- For the filling: Wash, core and finely slice the apples. Sprinkle with the lemon juice.
- Puree date paste, coconut milk, and cinnamon in a blender until creamy. Mix into the apples and spread evenly over the batter.
- Optional: Sprinkle flaked almonds, date sugar as well as a few vegan butter flakes on top, or brush with a little oil.
- Bake the apple pie in the preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes, until the batter is golden brown and the apples are soft.
- Remove the finished apple cake from the oven and let it cool a bit before you take it out of the pan.
- Serve pie as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Once you’ve baked the healthy, easy apple pie, share your result on Instagram. Please don’t forget to tag @annelinawaller. Because I’m always happy to hear how you liked it. So don’t hesitate to write your feedback here in the comments.