Apple Oatmeal Coffee Cake – THM E
Apple Oatmeal Coffee Cake is a quick, moist and tasty snack or dessert that will please the entire family. This recipe was one of my best-selling mixes when I was creating family favorites to sell as a packaged mixes at fall holiday craft fairs and markets. Since apples are available pretty much year-round we have this cake quite often. It’s an E snack or dessert for the Trim Healthy Mama Plan.
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Apple Oatmeal Coffee Cake freezes well as individual servings. These servings are great lunch box treats for the whole family or for you to have on hand when you need an E snack. It pairs very well with a Chai Trimmy on page 432 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook.
Apple Oatmeal Coffee Cake Makes a Great Gift
Apple Oatmeal Coffee Cake can made into a mix by sifting your dry ingredients into a bowl then adding these ingredients to a plastic bag. You can then place it into a decorated brown or white paper lunch bag. Some great decorations for bags are old greeting cards or cut-out fabric appliques that can be attached to the paper bags. Once decorated fold over the tops, pinch two holes with a paper punch about 2 inches apart then thread twine or raffia ribbons thru the holes. Punch a hole through your recipe card and attach the card and tie into a bow.
Another great idea is to use remnants of fabrics to make cloth bags. I created homespun bags from remnants of fabric from different projects. You can find ideas for gift bags on Pinterest.
Yet another idea is to place your mix in a canning jar, cover the top with a pretty piece of fabric that is approximately 7 inches square. Secure the fabric with a rubber band, then tie a matte raffia ribbon or jute type twine around the jar top ring, add your gift tag and then tie a bow. A wide mouth 24 ounce jar is perfect for this mix.
You can download the gift tag to print for your gifts by clicking the image below. The gift tag is printed on both sides of the paper. Be sure to select from your print screen to print one side at a time. Using a heavier paper like a light weight card stock works the best for these recipe gift tags. I use an old fashion paper cutter to cut my tags or a Fiskars Sure Cut Paper Trimmer used for scrap booking.
Ingredients and Items Used for Apple Oatmeal Coffee Cake
Ingredients and items that I used for creating this recipe and gift tags for the Apple Oatmeal Coffee Cake.
- Serves: 8
- Calories: 121
- Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Sodium: 321mg
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 8g
- 1 cup THM Baking Blend
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetner (Golden)
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ cup fat free Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup applesauce, unsweetened
- ½ cup egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups apple (peeled, cored and chopped)
- ¼ cup walnuts (chopped (optional))
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with coconut oil spray.
- Mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add wet ingredients (egg white, applesauce, yogurt and vanilla); mix well.
- Add chopped apple and nuts and stir until combined.
- Pour into prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Kari Bohning says
What if I wanted to sub Cranberries? What would you change about the recipe? What spices and how much cranberries?
This cake depends on the moisture brought forth by the apples so I am not sure cranberries would work in the same manner.
Kari Bohning says
Could I bake this and freeze it?
I’m very sorry but I have never frozen this coffee cake so I do not know how well it will freeze and thaw.
Is this a THM E?
Hi Jen! Yes, this recipe is a THM E.
Nikki Stone says
If I omit the walnuts, could I make a “crumble” topping of some ground up oats and 2 tbsp of butter and cinnamon sprinkled over the whole cake? Coffee cake to me means the cinnamon crumble topping!????
You could try it and see but this is a moist cake. It doesn’t have the same crumb or texture of a more traditional coffee cake.
Esther Smith says
This recipe looks amazing!! I really like your gift idea of giving the mix as a gift!! Thank you for such a nice recipe and all of the ideas!!!
Thank you for the kind words about this recipe!! It really does make a lovely gift that my family members enjoy getting every year.
So delicious! Mine came out a bit crumbly – not dry – just fell apart easily. Nothing a spoon couldn’t handle…
I’m sure if my apples weren’t at the end of their life (juicier) and I hadn’t used a homemade apples sauce (more like a purée) it might have been moister. Now that I know what a dry batter looks like, I will adjust accordingly next time.
Jo – I’m so glad you liked this recipe. Yes, you are correct – it does need apples that are juicer which contribute to a moister cake.