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Flourless Applesauce Cake

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Flourless Applesauce Cake
1 (2- x 2-1/2-inch) slice
25 Min

We ditched the flour to bring you this Flourless Applesauce Cake recipe that's a healthier choice for anyone following a diabetic diet. Not only is this cake better for you nutrition-wise, but the applesauce makes it super moist and the spices make it extra-flavorful. It's a winner all around!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • confectioners' sugar (optional)

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8- x 8-inch baking pan with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Place the oats in a blender or food processor and blend until they resemble flour; place in a medium bowl. Add brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in walnuts and pour into baking dish.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out dry. Let cool, then sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 134
  • Calories from Fat 67
  • Total Fat 7.4g 11 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.8g 4 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 2.3g 5 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 16mg 5 %
  • Sodium 172mg 7 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 16g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6 %
  • Sugars 8.1g 0 %

Ratings & Comments

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I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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I used Swerve brown sugar instead (further reducing sugar content) and it was DEVINE!!! It's my new "Go To" Dessert recipe -)

Looking to reduce sugar, can I replace sugar with over ripe bananas? If so, how much would I use?

Hi! Test Kitchen has not tried replacing bananas for sugar, but believes it will work in recipe. We suggest using 2 large or 3 small over ripe bananas.

I used Swerve Brown sugar, and it was amazing!

rate this cake a 5. I made this cake tonight and it was very good. I did not have light brown sugar so I used dark brown sugar. My family who are not diabetic liked it to. I am newly diagnosed so I am trying to find recipes for my husband so he does not feel deprived of the foods he loves.

I already own oat flour. How much should I use?

Hi there! One cup oat flour can replace whole oats. Hope this helps!

Can I use regular oatmeal (not instant)...???

Hi there! If you're talking about Old Fashioned Oats, yes you can! Use about 2 tablespoons less since they are larger in size than instant. Enjoy!

Yummy! The only change I made was to use splenda brown sugar blend. Super moist

This cake is delicious and will be a dessert I make regularly. My husband who is not diabetic loves it too.

Taste is delicious. What is the size or weight of 1 slice?

Hi there! 1 slice of this cake is 2.5 x 2 inches. Enjoy!

What is canola oil? I don't think it is available in the UK Sheila

Hi there! While the Test Kitchen has not tried making this recipe with the variation, we believe that canola oil is marketed as "rapeseed oil" in the UK. Please remember that modifying the ingredients in this recipe may change the provided nutritional values. Enjoy!

If I wanted to use oat flour how much would the ground up oatmeal eaual.

I followed the recipe for the most part. Only replaced the brown sugar with coconut sugar. They were super moist and very delicious! Everyone who tried them loved them.

Are the oats measured before or after being blended?

Hi there! The oats are measured before blending. Enjoy!

Thank you so much. Can't wait to try it!


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