Cinnamon Toasties (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)


Presented on the Martha Stewart show, this recipe hails from Babycakes NYC.  Targeted at food allergies, it is free of wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts, casein, soy, and eggs.

Yield: 10 Servings


  • 1/2  cup canola oil, plus more for pan
  • 1   cup garbanzo and fava bean flour
  • 1/2  cup potato starch
  • 1/4  cup arrowroot
  • 1 1/4  cups unrefined sugar
  • 2 1/4  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1   teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup store-bought unsweetened applesauce


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Brush a 6 3/4-by-4 1/4-by-2 3/4-inch loaf pan with oil; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, potato starch, arrowroot, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together oil, applesauce, and 1 cup hot water. Add oil mixture to flour mixture; stir until well combined. Measure out 1/3 cup of batter and place in a small bowl. Pour remaining batter into prepared loaf pan. Stir remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon into reserved batter. Add to loaf pan, swirling to combine.
  4. Transfer to oven and bake about 20 minutes. Brush top of loaf with oil and continue baking until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack before unmolding.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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