Oatmeal - Fruit - Nut Crumb Cake


Cake Ingredients
1 cup mashed fruit (your choice of bananas, berries, apples, pears, peaches, or apricots)
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup oil or butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg

Topping Ingredients
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup old-fashion oats
1/4 cup pecans or walnuts pieces
1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven at 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9” x 7” or 13” x 9” pan.
  3. Pour 1 cup of oats and boiling water in a medium bowl to soak until oats are soft.
  4. Mix mashed fruit, sugars, butter, extract, and eggs in a large mixing bowl; blend.
  5. Add soaked oats, baking powder, flour, spice of choice; mix just until blended.
  6. Pour batter evenly into greased pan.
  7. Blend together topping ingredients; sprinkle over cake batter.
  8. Bake a 9” x 7” pan for 45 – 50 minutes at 350°F, or 13” x 9” pan for 35 – 40 minutes at 350°F.
  9. Cool a bit before serving.

Makes 8 – 12 servings

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Anna Gall with her husband, Dean live in historic St. Charles, Missouri. Anna and Dean love domestic travel, and enjoy nature, the arts, and history. Anna gardens, cooks, antiques, reads, and writes two blogs on topics she is most passionate about, organic gardening, home life, and wholeness as a woman. In the near future, more of her time will be devoted to writing, culinary adventures, the gardens at her 1930’s cottage home in town, and the remote greenhouse situated in the wine country of St. Charles County.

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