Oatmeal Applesauce Cake

14 Mar
by Deanne

Photo of Oatmeal Applesauce Cake

Hey there FarmerChefs, it has been awhile since Francine and I shared a FarmerChef recipe with you.  This is a good one for all of you plan-ahead-types who purchased or picked local apples last fall and made applesauce… kinda like Luke (son/brother) did for the first time in his video.

Three cheers for keeping the art of food preservation alive in your family.  If you didn’t make applesauce last fall, you can always add store purchased applesauce.  Click on the image to see up close what my Fooducate app recommends for a pretty clean label applesauce.Screenshot of Fooducate App Fooducate can be downloaded for free on your tablet or smart phone.

Next fall, when the apples are falling from the trees, use this recipe from PBS to get your kids in on the process of making applesauce. 

Oatmeal Applesauce Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease 9×13 pan

1 cup old fashioned oats

1 and 1/2 cup applesauce

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup salted butter 

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1  teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon soda

Start by cooking the oatmeal in a pan with the applesauce and water.  Cook until done and set aside.  (Follow the oatmeal package for cooking time.)

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. 

Add eggs and vanilla and continue to mix until well beaten. 

Combine flour, salt, soda and cinnamon mixture in a bowl. 

Add dry mixture and oatmeal applesauce to creamed mixture and gently mix. 

Spread evenly in pan.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes clean. 

For a gluten free version you can use Francine’s grandma’s recipe for gluten free flour mix and use one cup in place of regular flour.  We used this flour mix before when we made brownies.

MJ’s Gluten Free Flour Mix

makes 4 cups

1 and 1/2 cup white rice flour

1 cup brown rice flour

1/2 cup tapioca starch

1/2 cup sweet rice flour

1/4 cup potato starch

1/4 cup corn starch

2 teaspoons xanthan gum

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One Response to “Oatmeal Applesauce Cake”

  1. mydearbakes March 15, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    Wow! What can I say, your bakes look so amazing!

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