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Apple Oat Snack Cake

 Apple Oat Snack Cake
"Apples and oats make up one of my favorite flavor combinations—and they are delicious in this snack cake," notes Julie Dometrovich from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine boiling water and oats; set aside. In a large
  • bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a bowl,
  • combine the sugars and applesauce; beat well. Add the egg, vanilla
  • and oat mixture; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until

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Apple Oat Snack Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • combined. Fold in apple.
  • Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. For
  • the topping, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut
  • in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle over
  • batter. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One piece equals 286 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.