Apple Granola Squares

Granola and apples team up for a delicious topping in this snack cake. Serve with an ice cold glass of milk.

Apple Granola Squares
Servings: 9 Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 1 hr

Ingredients

Cake:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Topping:
  • 4 cups diced apples
  • 2 cups granola with raisins
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 8 x 8 x 2-inch metal baking pan with nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray.

Cake:

2. Beat together butter and sugar in large bowl until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla; beat until combined.

3. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in clean bowl. On low speed and in 3 additions, add flour mixture to butter mixture; then beat on low until completely combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to prepared pan; spread out smoothly and evenly.

Topping:

4. In same bowl, combine apples, granola, brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Distribute apple mixture evenly over batter in pan. Dot with butter.

5. Bake in 350 degrees F oven until apples are soft, about 1 hour. With large spoon or spatula, press on topping to smooth out. Let pan cool on wire rack. To serve, cut into 9 squares.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 9; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 459, Fat, total (g): 21, chol. (mg): 89, sat. fat (g): 12, carb. (g): 65, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 131, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.