Here’s a delicious vegan gluten-free baked apple rose recipe.
They look very cute and they are great for Valentine’s Day.
I recommend you to use (vegan) puff pastry, but in case you don’t have it, you can try this homemade oat flour dough instead. Not everyone like it this way though, but I certainly do.
They are delicious with some ice cream.
The recipe makes 6-8 roses depending on their size.
- 2 apples
- The juice from half a lemon
- Sugar to taste
- ¼ cup of walnuts – optional
- Some water
- 2 tablespoons of jam
- Powdered sugar – optional
For the crust
- 1 ½ cups of oat flour or ground oat
- 1/3 cup of dates
- 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup of drinking water
Soak the dates in water for about 1 hour, or if you want to speed up the process, use hot water.
Take the dates out of the water and mash them, but keep the water too. Add some cinnamon.
Combine 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water to make one egg substitute. Whisk it well until it thickens.
Add the flaxseed “egg” to the dates and mix them together.
Then, add the oat flour and mix everything well. If the dough seems too thick, you can add some of the date water.
Wash the apples and cut them into halves. Remove the seeds and cut the apples into thin slices.
Place the slices into a bowl of water and squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl. Microwave them for about 3 minutes or until they can flex without breaking.
Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
Combine the jam with the walnuts.
Roll the dough and cut into thin long slices. Spread some of the jam and place the apples as shown. Fold the bottom of the dough strips and roll each strip carefully into the shape of a rose.
Put the roses on a muffin tray and bake for 15-20 minutes.
If you like the recipe, share it with your friends and if you try making these apple roses for Valentine’s Day, please let me know how they turned out for you!