Food Monday ~ Apple Pie Coffee Cake

Yesterday a promise was fulfilled.  A promise made over breakfast the morning after the night before!  This particular morning followed the Irish Blog Awards in Cork last February.  My breakfast that morning stretched over two hours as a continuous stream of toyboys joined our table.  The craic was mighty as we relived moments from the evening before.

Keith He of the crushing Hugs was actually at the table when I arrived.   Keith and I had a discussion about our various diets.  He is a Vogan Vulcan Vegan and embraces a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose.  I invited him to share a recipe for Food Monday.  He has had plenty of time to practice and choose for us.  So today I give you Keith’s choice:

Apple Pie Coffee Cake
Preheat oven to 350º F

2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Salt*
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2/3 Cup Canola Oil, or 2/3 Cup Earth Balance Margarine, softened
2/3 Cup Soymilk + 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (or lemon juice)
2 Tbs Cornstarch mixed with 1/2 Cup Water
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 20 to 25 oz Jar Apple Pie Filling
1 Tbs Sugar mixed with 1 tsp Cinnamon, for topping.

*Reduce salt to 1/2 tsp if using Earth Balance.

Combine all the dry ingredients of the cake and mix well. Add all of the liquid ingredients and fold the batter until just combined. The batter should be thick and nearly dough-like, as this will prevent the filling from sinking to the bottom of the pan.

Spread 1/2 of the batter in the bottom of a 9×11″ (or whatever) greased baking dish.  Add apple pie filling evenly over the top. Spoon the rest of the batter over the top in clumps, leaving some of the apple filling showing through.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.

Bake for 80 to 90 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Be sure not to under bake. You may wish to cover the coffee cake with aluminum foil for the last 20-30 minutes to prevent over-browning.

Remove coffee cake from oven and let cool before serving. It’s just as good or better the next day.

Keith tells me that the recipe can be found with many others at Vegan Yum Yum

14 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Apple Pie Coffee Cake

  1. Brighid

    You don’t have me fooled, you used Keith Toy’s recipe because it has the V word in it.
    And what about the wee poor Apple tree having his fruits ripped from him like that, just for KT’s pleasure.

  2. Grannymar Post author


    Canola oil (or rapeseed oil) contains both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of 2:1 and is second only to flax oil in omega-3 fatty acid. …

    You can use a familiar vegetable if you prefer.

  3. keith bohanna

    I am publicly embarrassed. Not by my ENORMOUS hugs, nor by the attention to my (could be considered extreme) eating habits. But by the length of time it took to get this to my fav Grannymar.

    Sorry GM. And yes to plundering the fruit of the wee Apple Tree, I love nothing better than a freshly plucked fruit. Apart from olive oil of course. And really good old fashioned proper bread.



  4. Magpie11

    Mm! I might surprise a vegan or two of my acquaintance with this….but soya?

    Brighid…you are the first person that I have come across with a similar argument to mine: Young Vegan; I can’t stand the thought of killing any living thing.
    Me; What anbout all those poor baby plants inside every grain of wheat that you grind and bake to make your bread? They are living things.
    Young Vegan; I’m going to starve to death!

    GM Omega 6 and Omega 3…heard a few weeks ago a theory ( well some research suggests) that we eat too much Omega 6 and the ratio in our diets needs to be reversed to Omega3 – 2 to Omega 6 – 1…don’t now how true it is!

  5. Grannymar Post author

    @Keith – No need to be embarrassed, I set no date and forgot to nag you about it. 😀

    @Betty – Enjoy.

    @Magpie – I actually stick to a good mixed diet (minus the dairy, since it does not agree with me) and ignore adding vitamin pills or extra omegas!

  6. Grannymar Post author


    A hug is no good unless it is returned! 😉

    Keith has a lovely wife Martina, who I have yet to meet, but I was actually reading her blog before I ever heard of Keith Bohanna!

  7. Colleen

    Amazing looking recipe – it may be time to buy some cake pans. Baked apple is pretty much the best thing in the world, whatever form it comes in.

  8. Grannymar Post author

    Colleen, welcome to the tea party. I love all things apple including Turkish Apple Tea

  9. Grannymar Post author

    Apologies Dreamqueen Colleen, I thought there was something familiar, but had a senior moment earlier.


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