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As kids, after dropping our backpacks next to the kitchen table, my brother and I immediately headed for the pantry as soon as we arrived home from school. All of that thinking, reading, writing, and running around at recess really worked up our appetites, and we always looked forward to an afternoon snack.
Although our mom usually stocked the shelves with crunchy pretzels and crackers, she occasionally bought a sweeter treat instead. Our eyes shone extra bright when we spotted those boxes of individually wrapped oatmeal cream pies, Swiss rolls, or cakes… Especially the cakes.
Soft and sweet, filled with a thin layer of vanilla cream, coated with chocolate or vanilla icing – or maybe even both! – with the occasional shower of sprinkles on top too.
I savored every bite of those treats, licking up every last morsel and crumb before starting on my homework. Somehow, that lingering taste on my tongue and very happy belly made my worksheets seem easier to finish!
Eating this oatmeal raisin snack cake brought back those fond childhood memories – although this homemade one is probably a healthier option! It’s filled with whole grains and other wholesome ingredients, and the dried fruit provides bright pops of natural sweetness. In addition to snacks, this oatmeal cake makes great breakfasts too!