Friday, December 19, 2008

Breakfast Cake

(recipe found here)

I don't have enough good things to say about this yummy breakfast treat.
It's the ultimate comfort breakfast food, and thankfully, a healthy filling way to start your day as well. Or for a snack or dessert or whatever!

I'll just get right to the recipe:
(I made this first thing this morning and my house still smells oh so good!)

Breakfast Cake

1 cup butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups whole rolled oats
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1 t. sea salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
1 cup raisins, chocolate chips or other dried fruit

Stir together butter, buttermilk, flour and oats in a glass bowl. Cover with a cloth and allow the grains to soak on your counter overnight or for at least 8 hours. (I just did it before bed and let it sit overnight.)

Stir in honey, eggs, salt, baking soda and vanilla. Fold in raisins, chocolate chips or dried fruit. Pour into a buttered 9×9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


Be warned, after you let the grain mixture sit on your counter, it will be STIFF. Um, I actually broke my wooden spoon trying to stir in the honey and eggs. It does soften up quickly once you get it moving, but just an fyi... maybe use a metal spoon!

I'm not a fan of raisins or dried cranberries, but I did want to add something. I ended up dumping in some Cherry Chips I had leftover from holiday baking. They were perfect! Just a little extra sweetness, just a little fruity, just a little holiday color for us leading into this upcoming Christmas week!

This cake is really so good. Don't you wish you had some?...

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