Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Healthy Lowfat Oats and Raisin Cake



Oatmeal is a good source of a variety of nutrients. The nutrients in oatmeal include: vitamin E, Zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium. Oatmeal also contains significant amounts of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber. Some reports indicate that oatmeal may reduce LDL cholesterol without reducing HDL cholesterol.Oatmeal actually did  work and help for me, my cholesterol went from 257 to 167 eating oatmeal everyday, oatmeal bread and then I added a teaspoon of cinnamon in it. That all happened as quickly as three months! My HDL was over 100 and the LDL 67. I was thrilled not to be put on medication.
Oatmeal is known to have cancer fighting properties and can reduce the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal is 100% natural. Excluding flavored oatmeals, the only ingredient you will find in an oatmeal box is oatmeal. Oatmeal is an easy and tasty meal, and did you know that currently approximately 80% of US household have some type of oatmeal in their cabinets. 

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Lowfat Oats and Raisin Cake

1 1/2 cups water
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup dark raisins
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
confectionery sugar
optional:  add 1 cup of blueberries and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 
13 by 9-inch baking pan

Bring the water to a boil in a medium-size saucepan over moderately high heat add oats. When the liquid returns to a boil , stir in the raisins and salt. Reduce the heat and simmer 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oats are soft and the water is absorbed. Remove from heat, stir in the sugar , applesauce, and oil. Cool to lukewarm. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease the pan. Put the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a large bowl. Stir to mix well. Stir the eggs into the oat mixture. Add the flour mixture, and stir just until moistened. Spread in the prepared pan and bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until the cake starts to shrink from the sides of the pan and a wooden pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool. Serve with whipped cream or we like it plain with confectionery sugar over the top.

19 comments:

Simona said...

i'm on diet and this will be right for my

Lyndsey said...

What a great recipe! Love oatmeal and such a great benefit that it's so good for you!

Erin said...

Love oatmeal in backed goods, but can't make myself eat it as cereal. Cake looks delicious!

Greg said...

I would eat this kind of oatmeal. I can't stand regular oatmeal, something about the texture. I will have to try this one.

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful dessert looks wonderful

Anonymous said...

Oh - I love oatmeal and spice cakes...great combination. I'll have to try this (minus cinnamon)

Lo-mo said...

I love how moist that snack cake looks! What a tasty treat to keep the keeps from going too hungry before dinner!

Medeja said...

Oh I would love this soft cake with tea.

Liz Marr, MS, RD said...

Good job on lowering your LDL & total cholesterol - that's impressive. The research on the cholesterol-lowering effects of soluble fiber (like that in oatmeal) is pretty solid. Glad it's working for you. The cake looks delicious!

Adora's Box said...

One of the down sides of reading and writing blogs is craving to eat the food on show. I am glad when there's healthy posts like these.

Jennifer said...

Yum (easy recipe for me to make low-carb, sugarless and gluten-free) - so interesting about the oatmeal. Thinking of doing a blog post to direct people to you. :) Check out my blog later. :) Have a lovely day!

briarrose said...

I don't eat oatmeal on it's own, but I do adore tucking it into all forms of baked goods. Excellent recipe.

elisabeth@fodandtrhiftfinds said...

This really is a wonderful healthy oats and raisin cake, with applesauce added into the batter...yummm!!!

Sandra said...

I love healthy sweets thank you for this one.

Ciccia said...

I make oatmeal (porridge) every morninig for breakfast but I've never made a sweet with it. This looks delicious. I'm into healthy food too, I try to cook wholefoods as often as possible...in fact yesterday I made wholewheat spaghetti, finally in Rome you can find wholewheat spaghetti, flour and rice even!

Christine's Pantry said...

Raisin cake looks wonderful! Wish I had a piece now. :-)

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

I love oatmeal raisin cookies, so I'm sure I would love this cake. Thanks for all the healthy information about oatmeal. great post.

redkathy said...

Oats and raisins, perfect combo! Been craving oats lately. Had a big bowl of oatmeal last night.... hhhmmm great taste buds think alike?

Kim Bee said...

Great recipe. I love this one.

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