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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Better than pop tarts: Whole Wheat Applesauce Cake

Whole Wheat Applesauce Cake
Gonna have to trust me on this one, since I don't know how to make a picture of a whole wheat cake that makes it look tasty: this Whole Wheat Applesauce Cake is absolutely yummy! As quick to grab in the mornings as Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts but WITHOUT the excess packaging, high fructose corn syrup and preservatives.
   My cake is a riff on an American Heart Association recipe I came across years ago. Hubby, who likes eating healthy for breakfast and only eats stuff like waffles and sweet rolls occasionally, will eat this cake for breakfast each morning 'til it's gone with no complaints. Super easy to make, Hubby even makes this himself now and then to take hunting with him on hunting trips--that's how much he likes it!
Whole Wheat Applesauce Cake
1 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup raisins
1/2 to 1 cup nuts or seeds (we like almond slivers but I used sunflower seeds this time)
Whisk together dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients, stirring 'til thoroughly combined. Spread into a jelly roll pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. (Alternatively, halve recipe and bake in 8" cake pan, adjusting baking time.)
   Of course, I had my usual smoothie for breakfast, but blended smoothies are hard to make when we're camping, so this is my go-to breakfast for those times. And if you care to satisfy my curiosity, what was on your breakfast table this morn?

8 comments:

Patty said...

The cake looks yummy...

I had pumpkin spiced coffee and a simple slice of toast with sweet Irish butter...and some orange juice...
My husband is away so I am cooking nothing!!!

Amy's Organic Lentil Soup for lunch...

Dinner?

Not sure yet...I know you did not ask but I thought I would share any way...lol...

JenMun(a) said...

It relly LOOKS yummy! and I surely trust in your words;) I love everything with apples, thanks for sharing your recipe:)
JenMuna

JenMun(a) said...

sorry I mean "really" :) and today a got a breakfast in my bed..but just becaus I am ill;) (wholegrainbread, my favorite kind of cheese and a big cup of tea;)

Mark said...

That really does look good but I don't know. I "loves me" some pop-tarts!
Good job!
m.

Mel said...

This looks delicious!! I will be eating this for breakfast soon.

Practical Parsimony said...

I had two scrambled eggs, milk, and orange juice.

That sounds delicious, but I was surprised it had no eggs.

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

This looks yummy :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments!

Lindy Mint said...

We just finished some scrambled eggs with yogurt & granola and honey crisp apples.

I have a soft spot for applesauce cake. I used to make it for my birthday every year (with cream cheese frosting). I might need to resurrect that tradition. :) Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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