Delicious Healthy Apple Tea Cakes

Want your cake and eat it too? Well you most certainly can! This delicious healthy recipe is adapted from one I found online and from a traditional apple tea cake. It is packed full of apples (yum!) and wholesome ingredients. Perfect for that afternoon or evening treat, or even as a pre training (or during!) snack fuel. My kids also love these dolloped with yoghurt or ice-cream.

As are most of the recipes I use, this one is highly adaptable and you can switch in different fruits such as banana, pear, you could even try adding strawberries or blueberries!

Delicious Healthy Apple Tea Cakes

Course Snack


  • 3 Eggs
  • 100 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or oil of choice)
  • 100 ml Maple Syrup (or sweetener of choice, but I love the taste maple syrup gives!)
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract (you can use essence if you wish/that's what you have, but extract is less processed and has a stronger flavour)
  • 2 cups Wholemeal Spelt or buckwheat flour (or flour of choice)
  • 2-3 large Apples cut into small cubes (You could grate or chop finer if for kiddos and wanting to blend the apples in better or you just prefer this way – does turn out more like a muffin this way)
  • 1 Bananas chopped or mashed (if you don't have banana you could add some extra apple, or a pear)
  • 2 tsp raw sugar (highly optional – for sprinkling on top)


  • Preheat oven to 160deg
  • In a bowl or mixer, beat eggs and then combine in olive oil, maple syrup, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla
  • Add flour and mix through into a nice and smooth batter
  • Fold through your apples and banana and mix gently until all the apples/banana are coated with the mixture
  • Prepare your cake mold/tin as needed. Ie if you need to grease or use baking paper. I find silicone molds the best. 🙂
    I like to use rectangle tea cake molds, but any shape or size is fine. You may also like to make as one large loaf / cake. The choice is yours 🙂
  • Pour mixture into cake molds, making sure the apples are evenly distributed.
  • If you want a nice crispy top, sprinkle cakes with raw sugar 🙂
  • Depending on the size of your molds/cakes, cook between 40-60 minutes. Check with a skewer.
  • Once cooked, remove from the oven and let cool in the mold/tin before removing.
  • Delicious eaten warm or cold, with yogurt or a scoop of icecream !

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