Apple Harvest Loaf

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recipe by Kamran Siddiqi

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    Total Time
    9hrs 10mins
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This apple loaf cake is hearty, and quite versatile. It does require quite a few ingredients, but the method for preparing the cake batter is very simple. I’ve tested the recipe many times, and each with slight variations: soft dark brown sugar instead of light muscovado sugar, almond meal in place of the wheat germ, buttermilk in place of the milk and yogurt, all cranberries and no raisins, all raisins and no cranberries, half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat pastry flour. Each variation works well. So, if you haven’t any light muscovado sugar, or just can’t find any, don’t fret- use soft dark brown sugar instead. Don’t like raisins? Use cranberries. Don’t have yogurt? Use buttermilk.

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recipe updated Mar 10, 2020


  • Rolled oats icon
    Rolled oats
    44g (about 4½ tbsp)
  • Muscovado sugar icon
    Muscovado sugar
    14g (about 1⅛ tbsp)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp (about 1g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    1 pinch
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    128g (about 1 cup)
  • Cane sugar icon
    Cane sugar
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Wheat germ icon
    Wheat germ
    50g (about 5¾ tbsp)
  • Almond flour icon
    Almond flour
    40g (about ½ cup)
  • Muscovado sugar icon
    Muscovado sugar
    60g (about 4¾ tbsp)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    1 tbsp (8g)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    2.5 tsp (12g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1.75 tsp (11g)
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
    about ¾ tsp (1g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Greek yogurt icon
    Greek yogurt
    75g (about 5⅛ tbsp)
  • Milk icon
    75ml (5⅛ tbsp)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    70g (about 5 tbsp)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Apple icon
    2 (300g)
  • Walnuts icon
    35g (about 5 tbsp)
  • Golden raisins icon
    Golden raisins
    30g (about 3 tbsp)
  • Dried cranberries icon
    Dried cranberries
    30g (about 4½ tbsp)


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Loaf pan - 9 x 5 x 3"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  2. Line a clean loaf pan with parchment paper
  3. Add rolled oats, muscovado sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cinnamon and sea salt to a clean medium bowl
  4. Mix briefly then set aside
  5. Add all purpose flour, cane sugar, wheat germ, almond flour, muscovado sugar, ground cinnamon, baking powder, sea salt, ground ginger, nutmeg and rolled oats to a clean large mixing bowl
  6. Mix briefly then set aside
  7. Add greek yogurt, milk, unsalted butter and egg to a clean medium bowl
  8. Whisk together
  9. Transfer content of medium bowl to batter
  10. Mix in until just combined
  11. Add apple, walnuts, golden raisins and dried cranberries to the batter
  12. Stir briefly until well combined
  13. Transfer batter to loaf pan
  14. Sprinkle oat mixture with loaf pan evenly
  15. Bake - 50 min, 175°C
  16. Wrap with foil then set aside
  17. Let rest - approx 12 hr
  18. Serve
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