Warming Dairy-free Fruit Sponge
Posted on 30 November 2019
You know we are all about those fruit-derived antioxidants, so here is a way to enhance your intake that will also warm your heart on a chilly evening and make you love your life.
We used a small 2-3 person pie dish, but you can scale appropriately.
This is a dairy and egg-free fruit sponge recipe although it is also possible to swap out the coconut oil for butter if that is what you prefer!
For the Filling:
1 large apple
1 cup of fresh or frozen berries
For the Topping:
1/4 cup melted coconut oil (or other bland tasting oil)
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flour (we used rice flour to make a gluten-free version)
1 mashed banana
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp salt
Pre-heat your oven to 180C
Peel and core the apple, cut into cubes and stew in a little water until soft
Put the apples and berries in the bottom of your pie dish
Melt the coconut oil (or butter) and cream it with the sugar in a warmed bowl
Add the mashed banana and combine thoroughly
Add the other ingredients and combine. The consistency is dough-like.
Spread the topping over the fruit and bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden.
Optional: sprinkle with icing or caster sugar.
Enjoy on its own or with yogurt or cream.