Thursday, September 20, 2012

The 90 Day Challenge & Shapely Girl Fitness Challenge starts Oct 1!

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by! It's been a while since I've done a good blog hop and I thought this would be the perfect weekend to celebrate a new LOOK to my blog, share a recipe and give you the opportunity to enter some giveaways (or leave yours) and make some new friends!

Many of you know that I started the 90 Day Challenge a few weeks back and I'm very happy to say I'm down 10 pounds so far! October 1st I start the Shapely Girl Fitness program and will be adding their exercise DVD's to my program and hopefully I will continue to lose weight and start feeling great! If you'd like information about the 90 Day Challenge just let me know ~ otherwise please stop by periodically and say hi. I could use the encouragement and it's always nice to see new & old friends.

Fall is easily my favorite time of the year - I love to bake and read and now that I have opened my daycare I have the opportunity to do both. This week for snack time I made up a delicious apple snack cake (low in sugar & very yummy). I thought I'd share the recipe.

I have no idea where I found this recipe but to be honest I don't follow it 100%. In fact, I don't even add the topping at all. It would be great with vanilla ice cream, whip cream or plain like the kids enjoyed.

Low Fat Apple Snack Cake

Mix together in a smallish bowl & set aside:
2/3 cup + 1/2 cup 1/2 white 1/2 wheat flour
(sorry I'm terrible with math - I'll let you figure exactly how much that is on your own)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
A few dashes nutmeg

In another bowl mix together:
1-1/2 cups small-diced, peeled, cored apples (2 small) (I used Johnathon)
1/4 cup egg (about 1 large egg)

Combine apples & egg and then add:3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts and/or pecans
1/4 cup applesauce (I used a peach applesauce because I had it)

Pour in flour mixture. Stir to combine. Pour batter into your pan. It will be thick, but don’t worry. Flatten it out evenly with a spatula.

Optional Crumb Topping:
In a separate small bowl, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar with remaining 2 Tb 1/2 white/1/2 wheat flour, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Cut in 1 Tb coldish butter (cut into small pieces), either with a fork or a pastry blender. It should look like crumbs when you’re done. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup nuts. Sprinkle it over your batter.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 or 35 minutes, or until the cake passes the toothpick test. Remove, let sit in the pan for 10 minutes, and serve.

***Note: I made it in the Pampered Chef deep dish pie pan and it baked up beautiful without any need to spray or treat the pan. It didn't stick at all. I served it in wedges sans any type of topping & the kids loved it.

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1 comment:

  1. Love the sound of the apple snack cake, sounds like something my boys would love. Thanks for popping over to our weekly book blog hop this week and for hosting your hop x


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