Vegan Spiced Blueberry Breakfast Cake

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Made with almond milk, applesauce and whole grain spelt flour, this indulgent loaf is packed with protein and will keep you satisfied all morning long.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
5 from 5 votes

I developed this recipe for a Vegan Spiced Blueberry Breakfast Cake for Pure Wow in conjunction with their Chef-in-Residence program. For all five recipes, check out the Pure Wow post!

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I hope you enjoy this recipe. For more great blueberry flavor, check out my vegan blueberry muffins – they’re delish!

Vegan Spiced Blueberry Breakfast Cake

5 from 5 votes
Made with almond milk, applesauce and whole grain spelt flour, this indulgent loaf is packed with protein and will keep you satisfied all morning long.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Cuisine: Baking
Diet Vegan
Serving size: 10


  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup almond butter or cashew butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups whole-grain spelt flour + 2 tablespoons, divided
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 ½ cup fresh or defrosted frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios, finely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350F / 176 C. Line a 9”x5” inch loaf pan with parchment paper, letting the paper extend by a few inches to make it easy to remove the cake.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the applesauce, maple syrup, coconut sugar, almond butter, almond milk and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1¾ cups of the spelt flour, the rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda and salt.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring to combine with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, combine the blueberries with the remaining 2 tablespoons spelt flour, tossing to coat (this prevents the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the cake). Using a rubber spatula, fold the blueberries and chopped pistachios into the cake batter. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake the loaf until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan on top of a wire rack, then lift the bread out of the pan using the parchment as handles. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 3mg

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10 comments on Vegan Spiced Blueberry Breakfast Cake

  1. Tulsi

    Hey Nisha, do you have any recommendations on replacing spelt flour?

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Tulsi, we haven’t tried it ourselves but it may work. We just found this article online that you may find useful!

  2. S

    5 stars
    I used banana and it worked well.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for sharing!

  3. Liz

    Hi nisha! I’m so grateful to find your page. I would like to give this recipe a try.
    Question, would you recommend any replacement to Apple Sauce?
    Thank you

  4. Kanako

    I really liked this recipe, and my little sister too! She stuffed her face in it😂😅
    Thank you for your amazing recipes!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Kanako, we’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating alongside your review? Star ratings are big help to readers who are thinking of making the recipe. Thanks!2

  5. Patrizia

    After the fantastic Nutella espresso cheesecake I made this cake. It is exceptional in flavour and texture! What a delicious day : )

  6. Victoria DiMichele

    How big is the serving and what are the macros?

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi Victoria, it serves 10 and you can find the nutrition breakdown here:

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