The body snatchers are lurking, and the result is another baking experiment from this non-cook. This time it’s healthy coffee cake with Bob’s Red Mill 8 Grain Hot Cereal. I used Bob’s Original Recipe as the base, and since I had some of their pancake & waffle mix handy, I used that instead of the other flour and related rising stuff. The result is a hearty and healthy coffee cake that is nutty and just sweet enough. I had a bit more batter than a pie dish, so I made a few individuals in my pretty new dishes. (Too bad I can’t focus the camera – sigh – I’ll work on that….)
You may wonder why I’m on this 8 Grain Cereal kick – well, in 1/4 cup serving, it has 27 g carbs, 0 sugar, 6 g fiber & 5 g protein. I’m thinking this is a PERFECT base ingredient, eh?
Healthy Coffee Cake
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 8 Grain Hot Cereal
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix
- 1 TSP cinnamon
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter (of course you can sub apple sauce or vegan stuff for this)
- 1 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 2 apples – chopped
- 1 cup walnuts
Combine dry ingredients. Mix together the butter, eggs, syrup & yogurt; mix wet with dry. Pour a portion into a greased pie pan. Add a layer of apples & nuts. Pour the remainder of batter over the top. Bake at 35o for 30 minutes. (Note: I didn’t watch the time perfectly – and my “recollection” was that it was done in 30 minutes – but it may have been less. Keep an eye on it and when the toothpick is clean – voila!)
I think I’m going to try some cookies later…. What else could we make with the Bob’s 8 Grain Cereal?
Oh yeah – HAPPY NEW YEAR!