If you are like we are at my house, everyone is looking for snacks.
Personally, I like snacks that are healthier and good too!
To accomplish that, I usually try to make something with more fiber and less refined sugar so I won’t worry about “health issues” when the “munchies” attack.
The applesauce, oatmeal and raisins in this recipe provide fiber, vitamins and other “health conscious” nutrients. And, to make it sweet, the fructose sugar in the apples and raisins provide a positively lovely, delicate sweetness and aroma. The brown rice syrup adds more sweetness and helps the bars stick together.
This snack cake is easy to make. It works well for snacks or lunch boxes and it even tastes pretty good with yogurt. Of course, it’s a “no-brainer” to have or serve it with a big glass of milk.
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Applesauce Snack Cake
- 1/2 Cup Oil
- 1 Cup Brown Rice Syrup, Lundberg’s
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Applesauce
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring, gluten-free, optional
- 1 Cup Certified Gluten-free Rolled Oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill this time)
- 1 1/4 Cups Gluten-free Flour Mix, like Bob’s Red Mill GF Baking Mix
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder, gluten-free
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Xanthan Gum, optional
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (or 325 degrees F. for a glass pan)
Oil a 9×13-inch baking pan or line with parchment.
Combine oil, syrup, eggs, applesauce and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
Pulse the oatmeal in food processor for a few seconds. Combine with the rest of the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and mix well.
Stir in raisins, if you like, blending well.
Spread in prepared pan.
Bake until lightly browned (25-35 minutes).
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