Weight Watchers Recipes: healthy fresh apple cake
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Healthy Harvest Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

A fresh apple cake that's both healthy and delicious. It's packed with fresh apples and cinnamon, which are both good for helping to control blood sugar.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 217
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whole grain pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Coat a 9 x 9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the apples and brown sugar, stirring to coat the apples well. Let stand for 30 minutes, giving the mixture a stir every once in a while.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt.
  • In a small bowl, stir the oil, buttermilk, egg and vanilla together until well blended.
  • Add the egg mixture to the apple mixture along with the walnuts and raisins and stir until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir until well blended.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

I used 2 teaspoons Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus instead of the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and substituted dried cranberries for the raisins with yummy results.
 
I sprinkled the top with about a teaspoon of Pampered Chef Sweet Apple Sprinkles. You could use sanding sugar instead if you wanted.
 
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *6
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *8
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *8
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Harvest Fresh Apple Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert