Saturday, February 23, 2013

Baked Oats

As this has generated some interest both on the Twitters and in a Google Community I am in, here's the recipe for Oat Cakes that I made today (two batches). I find them to go especially well with things like lime or ginger preserves or orange marmalade.

2 cups all purpose flour.
1 to 1.5 cups of rolled oats ("quick" oats will do, but rolled or uncut oats are better).
3 teaspoons of baking powder.
3 teaspoons of coarse salt (I use kosher or sea).
2 tablespoons honey.
3 tablespoons olive oil (regular or extra virgin).
2 eggs.
Milk, beer or water (amount varies).

Turn your oven on to 350 degrees F. Mix all the dry goods together with a fork, blending well to make a "crumble mix". Add the honey, olive oil and eggs, mix to combine slightly. Add your remaining liquid, a quarter cup or so at a time, mixing until you have a dough just firm enough to shape to patties with your hands. If you go too far with the liquid, add a little more oats to soak it up (I generally add a extra half cup over what I found in the original, 1 cup, just for the taste).

When the ingredients are mixed and your oven is heated, form patties and place them on your baking sheet. You should end up with six to eight patties (10 patties would probably be small enough that you would need to adjust baking time). Place in the oven and bake for 25 minute or until golden brown.

Cakes can be served cold or warm, split and served with butter or preserves or even cheese. I really like the slightly salty taste that they have. Enjoy!

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