Apple spice oatmeal cake

This warm breakfast is tasty, filling, and kid-approved.

Contributed by Allison Collins, MD


Apple spice oatmeal cake

Enjoy this warm, comforting breakfast as the days become cooler. It can easily be made ahead and then heated up in the morning for a quick weekday breakfast. I often double the recipe and freeze half of it and then pull it out for a week when I need something quick. You can swap the apples for blueberries or pears for variety. My kids like to celebrate and think we are having cake for breakfast!

Servings: 6

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra to sprinkle on top
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Wet ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar (or date puree)
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 1 egg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a second bowl.
  3. Mix together wet and dry ingredients and stir well.
  4. Spread mixture into 9-inch square pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
  6. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 220
  • Total fat: 7 g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 34 g
  • Dietary fiber: 5 g
  • Sugars: 8 g
  • Added sugars: 5 g
  • Protein: 6 g

Note: Nutrition information calculated using 2 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar.


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