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My children attended Tec Tots Preschool part time and had their godmother as their teacher we affectingly nicknamed her Gigi.  This recipe is like the one Miss. Shirley the preschool cook made for the children.  Bethanie and Zachary had many happy memories there and so did I.  My kids are age 21 and 18 now, sadly Miss Shirley died not too long after the kids graduated preschool.  She was a wonderful cook and all the children loved her very much.  Zachary’s favorite food she made them he called chicken divine and he still asks me to make it.  Mine isn’t as good as he remembers Miss Shirley’s.  Gillian their godmother is still a great friend and wonderful influence for them and we share many happy memories and still have a great time getting our families together.

1 box Trader Joes Vanilla Cake Mix

1 cup Oats old fashioned type

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup butter

2 eggs beaten

1 single serving of vanilla yogurt (5.03 oz.)

1 single serving 4oz. of apple sauce  (2 single servings or 8oz. divided 4oz. for cake & 4oz. for glaze)

1 teaspoon vanilla

juice of 1/2 lemon (whole lemon, half for cake and half for glaze)

1 large apple

1 large pear

In a large serving bowl add the applesauce and lemon juice.  Cut and peal the apple and pear into 1/4″ cubes and add to the serving bowl.  Add yogurt, beaten eggs, honey, vanilla, and butter.

Put your 1 cup of whole oats into the food processor and process until almost flour like.  If your processor is large enough combine all the other dry ingredients and mix.  Than slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry & process until dry all becomes mixed.  Pour into large greased cake pan and bake at 350′ for approximately 40 minutes.  Let cool  While the cake bakes clean out the food processor so you can mix the glaze in it.

Glaze

1 serving of apple sauce

juice of the other half of lemon

1 cup brown sugar

Add to processor bowl and process until sugar dissolves into a thin glaze.  It will thicken but stay slightly sticky.  Wonderful flavor and will keep cake from drying out.

** My 2nd. picture doesn’t show the pear, I tested the recipe with a large apple and pear last weekend.  The kids ate the last one so my cake today is only apples.

Oatmeal Apple & Pear Cake

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