Amazing Apple-Oat Coffee Cake with a Touch of Cinnamon

Greetings, dearest readers!

I hope this article finds you well in these strange times. Allow me to introduce myself – I am a barista with a passion for all things coffee and pastry. Today, I am delighted to share with you my latest creation – an Apple-Oat Coffee Cake Recipe that will surely captivate your senses.

A warm, cinnamon-scented aroma fills the air as slices of fresh apples are baked into a spongy cake layered with oats and crumble toppings. This indulgent coffee cake is perfect as a morning treat to start your day or a comforting snack anytime.

As we navigate through these days of uncertainty, nothing brings people together like the act of sharing food. I encourage you to take some time to create this recipe and share it with those you love. The joyful moments spent cooking and sharing will undoubtedly bring some peace and happiness into your life.

Join me as we embark on this baking adventure together. Let’s get started on making this delicious Apple-Oat Coffee Cake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple-Oat Coffee Cake
Apple-Oat Coffee Cake

There are many reasons why you’ll love this recipe for Apple-Oat Coffee Cake. First and foremost, it’s a delicious and satisfying treat that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied. The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice give the cake a warm and cozy flavor that is perfect for cool autumn mornings or as an afternoon snack.

Secondly, this recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. You won’t have to scour the grocery store for unusual ingredients or spend hours in the kitchen preparing complicated steps. With just a few minutes of mixing and baking, you’ll have a delicious coffee cake ready to enjoy.

Moreover, this recipe allows for substitutions and variations based on your taste preferences or dietary needs. For instance, you can replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour or whole-wheat flour for a healthier twist. Additionally, you can use different types of apples such as honeycrisp or granny smith depending on their availability or preference.

Lastly, this coffee cake is versatile in serving and pairing options. It pairs well with a hot cup of coffee or tea for an indulgent breakfast or brunch option. You can also serve it as dessert after dinner with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an extra sweet treat.

In summary, This Apple-Oat Coffee Cake Recipe has all the hallmarks of a classic coffee cake – cozy spices, tender crumb and an irresistibly buttery crumble topping making it perfect for many occasions. Additionally it’s easy to prepare with ordinary ingredients; customizable to fit your dietary restrictions or taste preferences; and versatile in serving options. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try and see why everyone loves this apple cinnamon coffee cake!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with this scrumptious Apple-Oat Coffee Cake!
Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with this scrumptious Apple-Oat Coffee Cake!

Let’s start with the ingredients needed for this delicious Apple-Oat Coffee Cake. Be sure to gather and measure all of the ingredients beforehand to avoid any possible mistake in the recipe. Here is what you’ll need:

For The Cake Batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped

For The Oat Crumble Topping:

  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoons cold firm margarine, diced

Optional Cinnamon Streusel:

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold firm margarine, diced
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

You can easily find these ingredients at your local grocery stores or market. Let’s move on to the next steps to make this delicious cake!

The Recipe How-To

 Your taste buds will thank you after indulging in this delectable coffee cake.
Your taste buds will thank you after indulging in this delectable coffee cake.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients required to create this scrumptious Apple-Oat Coffee Cake, it’s time to get started on preparing the recipe.

Here is how you can make your own Apple-Oat Coffee Cake in the comforts of your own kitchen.

Prepare the Apple Filling

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Take out a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix all-purpose flour, quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned oats, dark brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt.
  • Then, add in cold margarine and using a pastry blender or fork blend all of the ingredients together until they resemble small crumbs.
  • Grab a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir granulated sugar, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, and allspice together until evenly mixed-in.
  • Next, pour the mixture onto the peeled and sliced apples (you could use Granny smith or Honeycrisp apples). Make sure every slice is coated well.

Make the Crumble Topping

  • Get another medium-sized mixing bowl and mix all-purpose flour, quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned oats brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together.
  • Pour melted butter into that same bowl with dry ingredients.
  • Finally, use a fork to combine everything until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Assemble the Cake Batter

  • Take out yet another medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk together whole wheat our, all-purpose flour,brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine egg,margarine ,almond milk,sour cream,vanilla extract,oatmeal apple sauce,maple syrup beating them thoroughly with a whick then add in previously mixed flour gradually.
  • Mix until no lumps remain.

Putting It All Together

  1. Grease your cake pan using margarine then pour the cake batter into your pan spreading it evenly.
  2. Place the apple filling over the batter, making sure it is evenly distributed.
  3. Sprinkle the crumble topping on top of the apple filling covering every inch.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Once cool, slice your Apple-Oat Coffee Cake and serve with a warm cup of coffee or tea.

Enjoy your freshly baked Apple-Oat Coffee Cake!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who says you can't have cake for breakfast? Try this Apple-Oat Coffee Cake with your morning coffee.
Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast? Try this Apple-Oat Coffee Cake with your morning coffee.

Are you looking to mix up this delicious apple-oat coffee cake recipe? Look no further! Here are some substitutions and variations that you can incorporate into this recipe:

– Gluten-Free: If you have a gluten intolerance, substitute all-purpose flour with almond or oat flour.

– Vegan: To make this dish vegan-friendly, swap out margarine with vegetable oil or coconut oil, and eggs with apple sauce or mashed banana.

– Brown Butter Crumb Topping: Want to add a decadent twist to your coffee cake? Brown butter crumb topping is the way to go. Replace the original crumble topping with one made of melted butter, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, and old fashioned oats.

– Betty Crocker-Inspired: Take inspiration from Betty Crocker’s Apple Crisp Mix and add a homemade spin to this classic dessert. Substitute apple crisp mix with equal parts of all-purpose flour, quick-cooking oats, old fashioned oats, and cinnamon.

– Bisquick Twist: Looking for a shortcut? Use Bisquick mix as the foundation for your coffee cake batter. Add in diced apples, cinnamon, sugar, and skim milk per the original recipe.

– Apple Crumble Cake: If you love apple cinnamon crumbles, then try incorporating it into your coffee cake recipe. Simply layer thinly sliced apples on top of the batter before adding the crumble topping mixture.

Try out these substitutions and variations to create new flavors every time you bake this delicious apple-oat coffee cake.

Serving and Pairing

 This coffee cake has the perfect combination of sweet and tangy thanks to the apple topping.
This coffee cake has the perfect combination of sweet and tangy thanks to the apple topping.

This apple-oat coffee cake recipe is perfect for any time of day. It’s a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert. When serving, I recommend cutting the cake into generous slices because everyone will want more than one piece.

For breakfast or brunch, pair it with a piping hot cup of coffee. The aroma of apple cinnamon coffee paired with this delicious coffee cake will fill your kitchen with the heavenly scent of warm spices and the comfort of homecooked goodness.

As an afternoon snack, enjoy this cake with iced tea or a cold glass of milk. This pairing perfectly balances the sweetness and warmth of the cake and provides a refreshing change of taste.

As a dessert, serve it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to elevate the flavors even further. The creamy coolness of the ice cream perfectly complements the warm spices and soft and moist texture of the cake.

You can also add a drizzle of caramel syrup on top to give it that extra touch of decadence. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you for it.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this cake is sure to become a crowd-pleaser in any gathering or occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Baked to perfection with a crunchy oat crumble on top, this coffee cake is a delectable treat.
Baked to perfection with a crunchy oat crumble on top, this coffee cake is a delectable treat.

My dear connoisseurs of coffee cake perfection, let me share with you some tips for ensuring your Apple-Oat Coffee Cake is always at its freshest and most delicious.

Firstly, if you wish to make your coffee cake ahead of time, you can store it in an airtight container or tightly covered with plastic wrap once it has completely cooled. It will keep its freshness for up to 2 days at room temperature, or up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

If you need to reheat your Apple-Oat Coffee Cake, you can simply place it on a baking sheet and warm it in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, you can microwave individual servings for about 20-30 seconds each until heated through.

For those of you who prefer their coffee cake even fresher and would like to freeze it, fear not – this recipe freezes exceptionally well. Follow these simple steps: allow your coffee cake to cool completely, then slice it into serving sizes and wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. Place the wrapped coffee cake slices in a large freezer-safe bag in single layers separated by wax paper to prevent sticking together. This way, you can store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen coffee cake slices, simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or defrost them in the microwave. You may also heat them up in the oven on a baking sheet at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until warmed through.

A quick tip from me – adding a pat of butter on top of each slice will bring back that freshly baked smell and taste instantly!

I do hope these tips help you get the most out of your delicious Apple-Oat Coffee Cake for many moments to come.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Start your day off on a sweet note with this homemade Apple-Oat Coffee Cake.
Start your day off on a sweet note with this homemade Apple-Oat Coffee Cake.

To ensure that every bite of this apple-oat coffee cake is delicious, I have compiled some helpful tips to achieve perfect results every time.

Firstly, when it comes to mixing the batter and crumb topping, be mindful not to overmix as it can lead to a dense and tough texture. Mix the ingredients until they are just combined and then stop.

Secondly, the type of oats used makes a difference in the texture of the cake. Quick-cooking oats are more finely ground and absorb liquid quicker than old-fashioned oats which are thicker and take longer to absorb liquid. Using a combination of both will give the cake an ideal texture.

Thirdly, use firm margarine or butter when making the crumb topping as these will not melt during baking and provide a crispy texture.

Fourthly, do not overbake the cake. Overbaking will dry out the cake and make it tough. To check if the cake is done, insert a toothpick into its center. If it comes out clean, then the cake is ready.

Fifthly, add some applesauce or diced apples to the batter for a moist crumb and extra sweetness. In addition, using both all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour will add more depth of flavor while still giving a tender crumb.

Lastly, for a gluten-free variation, substitute regular flour with almond flour or a gluten-free mix like Betty Crocker Bisquick. And for those who love everything cinnamon flavored or cinnamon apple flavored, try adding more cinnamon to the batter or implementing spiced fruits into each slice.

Keeping these tips in mind will ensure that your apple-oat coffee cake comes out perfectly every time you make it!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Apple-Oat Coffee Cake recipe is the perfect addition to your baking repertoire. The combination of sweet apples and oats creates an indulgent yet wholesome taste that is sure to leave you feeling satisfied. With versatile ingredients and simple instructions, this recipe can be customized to suit your dietary preferences or personal taste.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this Apple-Oat Coffee Cake recipe is bound to become a household favorite. So why not try your hand at it today and let the aroma of cinnamon-spiced apples fill your home? Trust me, with one bite, you’ll understand why this coffee cake has captured the hearts of so many.

So go ahead and give it a try. Who knows? This recipe might just become a family tradition for years to come.

Apple-Oat Coffee Cake

Apple-Oat Coffee Cake Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 235.2 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 medium apples, chopped (2 cups)
  • apple, sliced (if desired)


  • 3 tablespoons firm margarine
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats or 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts


  • Heat oven to 350°F degrees.
  • Grease square pan, 9 × 9 × 2 inches.
  • Prepare Oat Streusel; set aside.
  • Beat remaining ingredients except apples in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently.
  • Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Stir in apples.
  • Spread half of the batter in pan; sprinkle with half of the streusel.
  • Top with remaining batter; sprinkle with remaining streusel.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm.
  • Garnish with apple slices.
  • OAT STREUSEL-----------------------.
  • Cut margarine into oats, flour and brown sugar, using pastry blender or fork, until crumbly.
  • Stir in nuts.

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Serving: 127gCalories: 235.2kcalCarbohydrates: 45.3gProtein: 5.6gFat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 252.8mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 20.4g
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