Friday, July 15, 2011

Breakfast Cake

Today I'm sharing a recipe with all ten of you that Shannon and I really love. It has become one of our staples.

It is called "Breakfast Cake."

Don't judge.

I found the recipe on a website called Heavenly Homemakers. You can click here ->Mom is Great! She Gives Us Breakfast Cake! to see and print the full recipe.

So please join me in my kitchen as I show you how to make "Breakfast Cake." It not only tastes good, but it is also good for you. No really. It is. (Trust me when I say it is definitely good for you. I realize, I'm not a doctor, however, I've watched "House" many times on teevee.)

Here are all of the ingredients I used to make this recipe.

I started out by pouring 2 (heaping) cups of whole rolled oats into a big glass bowl.

Then I poured 2 cups of whole wheat flour in the same glass bowl.

Next I poured 1 cup of melted and cooled light margarine into the mix.

(The recipe calls for butter, but I used light margarine instead to cut out A LOT of calories, and it works beautifully.)

Next I poured in 1 cup of buttermilk.

(Now, I never have buttermilk on hand, so I improvise. I just add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of milk and stir together. I let it set for just a couple of minutes, then pour it into the glass bowl. The recipe also calls for 3/4 cup of buttermilk, but I've found it works better with 1 full cup of buttermilk. But then again, that's just me. I'm obviously not Paula Deen, but I've seen her on teevee.)

Now it's time to mix all of those ingredients together. Like so.

Then just cover the bowl with a towel, and let the grains soak on the counter overnight or for at least 8 hours.

When you uncover it the next morning (or 8 hours later) it will look something like this.

I know. It looks like cement, right? But don't let that scare you.

Now it's time to add the rest of the ingredients, so this cement like mixture can turn into some very yummy goodness....that is good for you. You're just going to have to trust me on this.

The first ingredient I added was 2 eggs. I poured them in like so.

(Don't be jealous. We can't all have such fancy cookware.)

Next I added 1 teaspoon of baking soda.

Then I added 1 teaspoon of sea salt.

Next up is 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Finally comes the messy fun part....I poured 3/4 cup honey into the mixture.

(It's much easier to add the honey using this Pampered Chef Measure All Cup.)

Now it's time to mix all of those ingredients together.

As I said earlier, it looks like cement, and it is every bit as difficult to stir as dried cement. It will take a lot of arm muscle to stir all of these ingredients together, but it will be worth the effort. I promise.

If you have a sexy man laying out by a $10.00 hard plastic pool from Walmart nearby, you could ask him to come inside to help you stir all of the ingredients together.

That's what I do. But then again, that's just me. ;0)

Once it's all mixed together, it's time to add 1 cup of chocolate chips. Just fold them into the mixture.

(I prefer the dark chocolate kind, but whatever kind you like will be perfect.)

Once everything is all mixed together it's time to pour it into a lightly greased 9 x 13 baking pan.

(The recipe calls for 9 x 9 pan, but I used the 9 x 13 size instead.)

Now it's time to place it into the oven which should be preheated to 350 degrees.

I let it bake for 35 minutes in my oven. But depending on your oven and the size pan you use, it could take 30-40 minutes. You'll just have to keep an eye on it the first time to know how long it will take in your oven.

When it's ready, it should look something like this.

You can check to see if it's done by sticking a toothpick in the center, If it comes out clean, then you know it's ready.

I always let mine cool completely in the pan, then cut it up into about 12-15 pieces.

You can eat it warm or cold. We like it cold.

Once it's all done. Help yourself to a piece or seven.

It makes a great breakfast, snack, or dessert.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

"Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart." ~Erma Bombeck

Just for laughs, I've added the Bill Cosby skit from You Tube..."Dad is great, he gives us chocolate cake!" ;0)


Mia said...

This post HAS IT ALL!! Delicious breakfast dish,gorgeous man beside a plastic pool and classic comedy! Oh and by the way your thumbnails look marvelous!!

Denise said...

It looks delish!
:) said...

That's too funny! The cake looks delish!
Love you! :)

Kim said...

We call that baked oatmeal! YUM!!!

Sondre Lyn said...

The cake looks Yummy. I'm going to try it. AND get me one of them there Scooby Doo bowls. I'm sure it will make all the difference! lol