Family food: Pear and Walnut Loaf

What would life be without the occasional cake? The Stem & Glory chefs have created some delicious vegan cakes, which retain the Stem & Glory healthy twist by throwing fresh fruit in at every opportunity. The beauty of most vegan cakes is that they are actually simpler than non-vegan cakes; mix the wet ingredients, mix the dry ingredients, then mix the two together and voila! Read this recipe from Louise Palmer Masterton, founder of Stem & Glory, then why not make your first foray into vegan baking?

Vegan refined sugar free Pear and Walnut Loaf

Makes 1 x loaf tin (8 portions)


  • 2 cups Plain flour
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 x Apple, grated
  • 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • ½  cup Maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp Coconut oil
  • ¼ cup Sunflower oil
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp Rice milk
  • ½ cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1 x Pear, chopped


  1. Mix the dry ingredients with half the chopped walnuts
  2. Put all the wet ingredients into a food processor, including the apple and ½ the pear and blend until smooth
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until smooth
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined loaf tin
  5. Sprinkle with the remaining diced pear and chopped walnuts
  6. Bake at 150°C for approximately an hour (may take longer)
  7. The middle of the loaf should be firm to touch, and a knife should come out clean when inserted gently.
  8. Turn onto a cooling rack and allow to cool slightly before slicing and enjoying


Louise Palmer-Masterton is founder of multiple award-winning restaurants Stem & Glory; hip and trendy but accessible plant-based restaurants, serving delicious gourmet vegan food from locally sourced ingredients. Stem & Glory also offers click-and-collect and local delivery in London and Cambridge.  In addition, Stem & Glory offers a range of ready meals, finish at home pizzas, and recipe kits available for delivery across the UK. 

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