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Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cake

A healthy dessert perfect for celebrating Mother's Day or any day!

Step 1.

Add the butter, applesauce, egg, and vanilla to a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer for about 1 minute.

Step 2.

Add the sugars and beat on medium for an additional minute. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch cake pan, line it with a round of parchment paper cut to fit, and grease again.

Step 3.

Gently fold in the flour, oats, coconut, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Chop the chocolate or use mini chips to evenly distributed it throughout the cake—so you get some in each bite.

Step 4.

Gently press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and press with a spoon to even out to the edges.

Step 5.

Bake for 24-26 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown around the edges and just set in the center.

Step 6.

Let cool for at least 15 minutes before transferring to a cutting board, slicing into wedges, and serving.

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Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. This cake can be made up to 1 day ahead, though it is best on the day that it’s baked!