Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oatmeal Applesauce Cake

Fall is coming! Down here in Florida I look forward to the blazing sun and humidity going away! I remember so often when I lived in New York that the fall was my favorite time of year. The colors, the smells picking season! I used to make a trip with the kids and we'd bring home tons of apples! Then, the kitchen went into apple mode.

First, I'd make home made applesauce! Gramma Gray taught me how to make this. I'll put her recipe on later. But today, I am giving you a recipe that I enjoy. This recipe can serve as two different things. It works well as cake, but if you put the batter in a rectangular pan it becomes applesauce brownies. No need for frosting!

1 1/2 cups water
1 cup oats
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg [or allspice]
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup apple sauce
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs

Boil water, stir in oats and salt until oats are soft. Stir in sugar, applesauce and oil. Set aside until luke warm and then add eggs.

meanwhile heat oven to 350 degrees and grease pan

Mix flour, spices, baking soda.
Mix everything together and bake for 30 - 40 minutes.

Gramma never used a lot of frosting. She added whipped topping a lot to her cakes. Less fattening. When I bake this off in a rectangular pan for brownies I do not put any frosting on them.

The smells of apples and spice are a definate mood elevator.

Isaiah 1:19 'If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.'

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