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The Brightside: Gingerbread Apple Loaf with Cherry Chia ‘Christmas’ Jam From Village For Mama

The Brightside: Gingerbread Apple Loaf with Cherry Chia ‘Christmas’ Jam From Village For Mama
The Brightside: Gingerbread Apple Loaf with Cherry Chia ‘Christmas’ Jam. Recipe from Village For Mama.

Gingerbread Apple Loaf with Cherry Chia ‘Christmas’ Jam

This Gingerbread Apple Loaf is the perfect festive snack. A simple blender bread recipe to make life nice and easy this summer. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and sweetened with a touch of maple. Delicious toasted with lashings of butter or served with the Cherry Chia ‘Christmas’ Jam. 

Loaf ingredients:

- 3 eggs 

- 1.5 cups almond meal 

- 1 cup tapioca flour 

- ⅓ cup almond butter 

- ⅓ cup maple syrup  

- ½ cup coconut milk 

- 1 tsp baking powder 

- 1 tsp bi-carb soda 

- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

- 1.5 tbsp ginger, ground 

- 1 tsp cinnamon 

- ½ tsp cardamom 

- ¼ tsp clove 

- ¼ tsp nutmeg 

 Pinch of salt 

 2 small apples, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes


Jam ingredients:

- 1 cup cherries, halved and pitted 

- 1.5 tbsp chia seeds 

- ¼ cup water 

- 2 tbsp maple syrup 

- 1 tsp orange rind 

- ⅛ tsp (tiny sprinkle!) cinnamon, clove, cardamom and nutmeg



1. Preheat the oven to 170c, fan forced and line a loaf tin with baking paper. 

2. Combine all loaf ingredients except for the apples in a blender. Blitz until well combined.  

3. Stir through apple cubes and transfer the mixture into the lined loaf tin.  

4. Bake for 40 minutes, until golden and a knife comes out clean. 

5. While the loaf is baking, combine all jam ingredients into a small saucepan. Let simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally. It should take 10-15 minutes for cherries to break down and a nice thick jam to form. Transfer to a glass jar and let cool.

More recipes from the Brightside blog:

The Brightside - One Bowl Carrot & Apple Snack Cake
The Brightside: Miso & Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies
The Brightside - Maple, Pecan & Carrot Cake
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