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 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Total 1 hr 20 mins
5 from 9 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!

Sliced blueberry breakfast cake on parchment paper next to a knife and jar of blueberries.
Two slices cut from blueberry cake on parchment paper next to linen napkin.

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 9 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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18 comments on Vegan Spiced Blueberry Breakfast Cake

  1. Kristin

    Is there a different flour we can use for this recipe? I have all-purpose and almond on hand.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Kristin, sorry for the late response. We think all purpose would work! Let us know how it goes if you try it. Thanks!

  2. Lauren

    5 stars
    I made this several years ago and absolutely loved it! I searched today again for the recipe because I remembered it and want to make it again. I can no longer eat oats or gluten; is there a substitute one could use for the oats here instead? Maybe almond flour? (I’ll just replace the spelt flour with a gluten-free flour blend).
    Thanks for a wonderful recipe! :)

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Lauren, have you tried using certified gluten-free oats? We haven’t tried making it with any other flours ourselves, but we think adding some additional flour and/or almond meal could work as a substitute.

  3. Leah

    5 stars
    YUMMM!! This recipe is so simple yet extremely moist and flavorful. Cannot recommend enough as a healthier dessert option or afternoon snack.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Awesome, Leah. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  4. Madison

    Absolutely delicious! I used mashed banana (1 cup = about 2 ripe bananas) instead of the applesauce and it worked very well. This is the perfect cake to make for afternoon tea, and I will definitely be making it again!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      That’s so great to hear, Madison! 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!

  5. 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!

  6. S

    5 stars
    I used banana and it worked well.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for sharing!

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Patrizia

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

  10. 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: https://www.purewow.com/recipes/vegan-spiced-blueberry-breakfast-cake

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