Apple and Cheddar Snacking Cake

I just love the combination of apple and cheddar in this cake. It’s packed full of fruit, cheese, and oats, so it makes a nice healthy snack (or even breakfast or lunch) for the whole family.

2/3 cup quick oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp melted margarine

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 egg
1 large apple cut in small chunks

Preheat oven to 350F. For topping, stir together oats, sugar, cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in melted margarine. Set aside. For batter, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and cheese in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, combine applesauce, milk, sugar, oil, egg, and apple. Add flour mixture, stirring until just moistened. Pour batter into a greased 8″ square pan. Sprinkle with topping. Bake for 45-50 minutes, check it with a toothpick or knife to make sure it’s done. You can also try these as muffins, just adjust heat to 400F and bake 20 minutes.

I made this today while the kids were napping, thinking it would be a good snack for them when they woke up. Unfortunately they didn’t agree, they were more interested in getting into what was left of the christmas candy. I finally managed to entice my younger son Bennett and he seemed to like it. It was very moist, I thought it was maybe a little too moist at first, but once it cooled down it was perfect. Cole doesn’t know what he’s missing!

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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