Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, and mix evenly.
Rinse the apples well, cut into approximate sizes with the skin intact, and finely mince in a food processor while incorporating any bits that stick to the sides.
Add the apples from Step 2 to the dry ingredients from Step 1 along with the maple syrup and oil, and mix with a cutting motion. Add in dried fruit to taste.
Roughly spread out the dough in the pan, and lightly even it out so as to not let too much air out.
Bake in an oven preheated to 170℃ for 50 minutes, remove it from the pan, and let cool.
I added roughly chopped cranberries this time. It's delicious freshly baked. It will harden when it cools, so warm it up before serving.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is simple macrobiotic cake made with whole wheat flour, without using eggs, milk products, or sugar.
Whole wheat flour has a particular bitterness to it, so citrusy fruits such as raisins or cranberries go well with this cake. You can also substitute half or all of the flour with unbleached cake flour as well.