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Apple Oat Snack Cake Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 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 vanilla extract
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 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


  • 1. 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 combined. Fold in apple.
  • 2. 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

1 piece: 286 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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hugsautumn User ID: 3900122 129513
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"Made this the other day with the kids (3&11) very kid fraindly. Came out very good. So good that I will be makeing it this sunday for a church dinner. Will see how it works out making enough for 300."

debwhite User ID: 5520 145691
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"I've had this recipe for a long time and just tried it today. It is wonderful!! So moist with a sweet crunchy topping. It's hard to believe that it's a "light" recipe."

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