A vegan, gluten-free and, oil-free Lemon and Mint Breakfast Loaf with a good touch of vanilla! All of these flavors combined have such a delicious flavor and aroma and makes for a high protein, hearty and filling breakfast!
I have also just made these into muffins and they are delicious! This will only make about 9 muffins, just fill your muffin liners basically to the top of the edge of the liners and bake for 28-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with dry crumbs on it and slowly springs back when touched in the center.
Preheat an oven to 350°F (177°C) and lightly grease a 9 x 5 glass loaf dish, or line a metal loaf pan with parchment paper, otherwise it will cook the outside too quickly.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, oat flour, tapioca, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and whisk very well. Stir in the chopped mint. Add the syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and applesauce and stir until combined well.
Pour the batter into the greased/floured glass dish. Zest 1 lemon and sprinkle over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until very golden brown and a toothpick comes out with a few dry crumbs (not wet batter) on it and slowly springs back when touched in the center. It will have a crispy exterior but will soften up overnight. It is not a tall loaf, but a short, denser type of hearty loaf, so it doesn't rise extremely high.
Let cool at least an hour before removing from the dish and cool completely before slicing, or it could fall apart. Garnish with additional lemon zest. Keep stored in the fridge and it becomes amazingly moist the next day!