Makeover Breakfast Cake Recipe
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Makeover Breakfast Cake Recipe

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This yummy Makeover Breakfast Cake, a family favorite for years, now has about half the fat and a fourth fewer calories. That’s something to crow about! Nancy Taylor - Sedro Woolley, WA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 193 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the buttermilk, sugar, applesauce, eggs and oil until well blended. Combine the flours, oat bran, flax, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into buttermilk mixture until blended.
  2. Coat a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with flour; add batter. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Breakfast Cake in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p22

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olgamold User ID: 5759599 100390
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"My family did not like it much :-( Will try to make it one more time adding some nuts and dry fruits to see if it will taste any better."

mrssmif User ID: 991705 182744
Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"Pretty good. Nice way to incorporate lots of grains"

kc2295 User ID: 663252 182742
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"Very moist and delicious!!! My kids love it!"

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