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Oats Pear Apple Cake is a healthy one-bowl cake that can be enjoyed as a breakfast or as a dessert with some fresh cream on the side.

Oats Pear Apple Cake in a baking tray, with some pears in the background.
Oats Pear Apple Cake

It is Vegan, Gluten-free, and dairy-free. I have used nuts to add to the crunch, but if one needs nut-free cake it can be completely skipped.  

Though this cake uses fall’s favorite apple and pear, it has all the fruit and spices that can be enjoyed for Christmas. I have added spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to this breakfast bake to give that warm comforting Christmas touch.

This is also a great dessert for your Thanksgiving party or just when you need it. It stays good in the freezer for a couple of months, so you can bake ahead and enjoy it when needed.

Oats Pear Apple Coffee Bake, with. a slice in the front.
Oats Pear Apple Coffee Bake.

Ingredients used in Oats Pear Apple cake 

Pears

One of the main ingredients in the recipe. I have used pears which were gifted to me by my friend. Any variety of pears can be used, just make sure they are soft so that they add their natural sweetness and moisture to the recipe.

Oats flour

I have used jumbo oats and powdered it. One can use porridge oats or any variety of oats. Oats flour is also available in the market, if one needs to use that directly.

Apple Sauce 

Applesauce is a replacement for butter or oil. To cut down on the calories and also to add the necessary moisture. I have made the applesauce at home, but one can use the ready ones too. Making sugar-free applesauce is very easy, I will detail it in the recipe. 

Oil and Milk

Both are used for fat and moisture. I have used Vegan almond milk and coconut oil here. One can replace it with any milk or oil of choice.

Sugar

I have used dark brown sugar. One can replace it with granulated sugar or a sweetener of choice. Even honey or maple syrup will go well.

Spices

Cinnamon, ginger powder, cloves powder, and salt are used as spices and flavorings. If you do not like the taste of anything, you can skip it. Nutmeg powder can be added too.

Baking powder and Baking soda are used as leavening agents. Vanilla extract is used as flavoring

Nuts are added for the extra crunch and topping. One can skip if required.

Chopped pears are just used as a topping. 

Oats Pear Pecan Coffee Cake in a glass baking tray with pears in the background.
Oats Pear Pecan Coffee Cake

Making of Sugar-Free Applesauce

Rinse the apples well. Chop 4 medium-sized apples into small size pieces. Add 1.5-2 cups water in a large bowl and let it come to a boil. Add the apples and simmer until the apples are soft and done. They should be very soft. Let it cool slightly. Pass it through a sieve to get a smooth sauce. 

This might give you more applesauce than needed in the recipe. It stays good in the fridge for a couple of days.

Can we refrigerate this cake?

Yes, the cake can be refrigerated or frozen. Stays good in the fridge for 4-5 days. Stays good in the freezer for 4-5 months or more. Cool and slice the cake completely before freezing. Reheat in microwave or stove-top when required.

Oats Pear Apple Coffee Bake, with. a slice in the front.
Oats Pear Apple Coffee Bake.
Oats Pear Apple Coffee Bake, with. a slice in the front.
Oats Pear Apple Coffee Bake,
Oats Pear Apple Coffee Bake, with. a slice in the front.

Oats Pear Apple Cake

Oats Pear Apple Cake is a healthy one-bowl cake that can be enjoyed as a breakfast or as a dessert with some fresh cream on the side.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Fruits, Gluten Free, Oats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 340kcal
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups oats flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon cloves powder
  • 1 tsp 4g baking powder
  • ½ tsp 3g baking soda
  • ¼ tsp 2g salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional + extra on top

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 tsp 8g pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup 180g unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup 100g almond milk or milk of choice
  • 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 4 small pears 1 ¾ cups chopped – 1oo grams in 1 cup
  • 1 chopped pear for topping

Unsweetened Applesauce (This might give you more apple sauce than needed in the recipe. It stays good in the fridge for a couple of days.)

  • 4 medium-sized apples
  • 2 cups water (More or less might be required)

Instructions

Oats flour

  • Add the oats in a blender.
  • Process the oats to a flour-like texture.

Making of Unsweetened Applesauce

  • Rinse the apples well.
    4 medium-sized apples
  • Chop 2 medium-sized apples into small size pieces.
  • In a large bowl, add 1.5-2 cups of water.
    2 cups water
  • Let the water come to a boil.
  • Add the apples and simmer.
  • Let the apples simmer until they are soft and done. They should be very soft. Let it cool slightly.
  • Pass it through a sieve to get a smooth sauce.
    Apple Sauce passed through a sieve.
  • Discard the peel collected on the top of the sieve.

Making of the Oats Pear Apple Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 356 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large bowl add the oats flour, cinnamon, ginger powder, cloves powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.
    2 cups oats flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger powder, ½ teaspoon cloves powder, 1 tsp 4g baking powder, ½ tsp 3g baking soda, ¼ tsp 2g salt, ¼ cup brown sugar
    Dry ingredients
  • Add in the chopped nuts (leaving a tablespoon behind) and give a nice mix.
  • To this add 4 of the chopped pear and mix again so that the flour is coated on the pear. This helps in pear not get sunk below.
    4 small pears
    Pear added to dry ingredients.
  • Add applesauce, almond milk, oil, and vanilla extract and mix until everything is well incorporated.
    2 tsp 8g pure vanilla extract, ½ cup 100g almond milk or milk of choice, 4 tbsp melted coconut oil, ¾ cup 180g unsweetened applesauce
    Apple Sauce added to dry ingredients
  • Cake batter ready in a baking bowl.
  • Do not overmix.
  • Add the batter to a greased baking tray.
    Cake Batter poured into the baking tray.
  • Pear and Pecan are added to the top of the batter as a topping.
  • Top it with chopped pear and nuts and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C / 356 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    1 chopped pear for topping, ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
    Pear and Oats Breakfast Bake just out of the oven.

Notes

  • Standard US-size cups and spoons are used. 1 Cup = 240 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • All ovens are different, so keep a close watch on the cake after 30 minutes.
  • Baking time varies with changes in the baking tin size.
  • For me, the cake took around 45 minutes in the oven. The size of the oven dish and temperature varies and hence I have mentioned 30-40 minutes above, but it might take a bit longer at times.
 
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Nutrition Facts
Oats Pear Apple Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 203mg9%
Potassium 338mg10%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 81IU2%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

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