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 travels, gardens, cooks, teaches culinary classes at the local community college, antiques, reads, and writes two blogs on topics she is most passionate about, organic gardening, kitchen creations, home life, and wholeness as a woman. During her summer 2021 residency at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, Anna started her first book, a series of short stories with a culinary theme.