Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Oatmeal Gingerbread

I've been eating oatmeal nearly everyday for the past few weeks. When I make too much, I put the leftovers in the fridge, and yesterday I found a couple of cups of oatmeal (one scottish, one old-fashioned rolled), and decided to bake something this morning. Although summer isn't over yet (it's supposed to be in the 90s today). I made this recipe up thinking of fall...

Oatmeal Gingerbread

2 Cups prepared oatmeal
1/2-3/4 C milk
2 eggs
2 Tbs Molasses
2 Tbs Oil
2 Cups white whole wheat flour
3/4 Cup white sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. kosher salt
Powdered ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, to taste

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F, grease a large loaf or small baking pan.

Mix the oatmeal and 1/2 C of milk in a mixing bowl, getting out any lumps.
Beat eggs into the oatmeal.
Add and molasses and oil , mixing well.

In separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add spices to taste (I added a little bit of ancho chili powder to provide a kick).

Mix dry ingredients well and then add to wet ingredients and mix only until incorporated. If the batter is too stiff, add the additional 1/4 C milk.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, cool on rack.

This was really tasty! The molasses flavour isn't overwhelming, and the cake itself is very moist. Yum.

Note: my oatmeal had raisins in it, which added some texture, flavour and sweetness. You could add 1/3-1/2 Cup raisins if you like.

[EDIT: I had a piece with still-hot homemade apple sauce and a bit of cream drizzled over the top. Heaven.]


Marianne said...

Will this be the recipe that finally gets me to try baking? Maybe--!!

Thanks for posting...

LavaLady said...

I love baking so much! I need to try this one again with apples, because we've been going to a great orchard on the weekends.