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Friday
Aug262011

oat bake birthday breakfast cake!

Let’s go backwards a little bit.

To the start of the birthday celebration.

Breakfast.

If you live 4 blocks away from me.

And it is your birthday.

I will make you breakfast.

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Apparently I’m obsessed with sprinkles.  I feel like I just discovered their existence.  It seems like I’ve been putting them in + on everything, but really it happened all in 1 day.

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So how do you make birthday breakfast extra special, while still staying super healthy?

OAT BAKE BIRTHDAY BAKES

In 2 varieties.

Because, well, I like variety and I know the birthday girl does too.

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So what do we have here?

BAKE #1 – Vanilla “funfetti” Oat Bake

My favorite cake for years, was the Pillsbury Funfetti vanilla cake.  Right mom?  I’ve always been obsessed with all things vanilla.  That’s not going to change.

Bake #2 – Lemon Oat Bake

The oat flour gives the bakes a little softer + sweet texture in comparison to the buckwheat bakes.  I thought it would make a much better “cake” texture, while still being super healthy.  It worked!  Very cake-like!

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Vanilla “Funfetti” Oat Bake [serves 1]

  • 1/4c oat flour [freshly ground from whole oat groats or steel cut, in a blender]
  • 1T chia seeds
  • 2T unsweetened applesauce
  • 3T unsweetened almond milk
  • 1T raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4t baking powder
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • 1.5t sucanat [opt]
  • 1T sprinkles [opt]
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350* + grease a small baking dish. [~4-5” diameter 1-2” deep, or 3 muffin tins, or 2-3 ramekins]
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg.
  3. Whisk in applesauce, vanilla + almond milk.
  4. Mix in oat flour, groats, chia seeds, sucanat, salt + baking powder until just combined. 
  5. Stir in sprinkles, if using.
  6. Pour into well-greased or parchment lined baking dish, spread evenly, and bake for 32-36min, until a toothpick comes out almost clean.
  7. Slide a knife around the edge and flip out onto a plate. 

Lemon Oat Bake [serves 1]

  • 1/4c oat flour [freshly ground from whole oat groats or steel cut, in a blender]
  • 1T chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3T unsweetened almond milk
  • 1T raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4t baking powder
  • 1/2t vanilla extract
  • 1/2t lemon extract
  • 1.5t lemon zest
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350* + grease a small baking dish. [~4-5” diameter 1-2” deep, or 3 muffin tins, or 2-3 ramekins]
  2. In a small bowl, mash the banana with a fork, until egg-like.
  3. Whisk in the egg.
  4. Whisk in vanilla, lemon extract, lemon zest + almond milk.
  5. Mix in oat flour, groats, chia seeds, salt + baking powder until just combined.  
  6. Pour into well-greased or parchment lined baking dish, spread evenly, and bake for 32-37min, until a toothpick comes out almost clean.
  7. Slide a knife around the edge and flip out onto a plate. 

*For high altitude set your oven to 375*

*I didn’t add any extra sweetener in the lemon version because the banana helped sweeten, without leaving much, if any, banana flavor.

*Feel free to sub raw buckwheat flour instead of oat flour, but add 1T extra almond milk.

The next question was, what to top them with?

Local + organic peaches?  Yes!

Banana?  Yes again.

Cake Batter Cashew Butter?  Ohhh yes.

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And probably a little coconut butter as well.

Sinful looking.

Sinful tasting.

Filled with healthy, gluten-free, birthday goodness.

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Funfetti lives on!!

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Birthday breakfast has never been better.

Here’s how Kelsey enjoyed hers!

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Happy Saturday!

Go eat something delicious.

Ashley

Thursday
Aug042011

savory veggie buckwheat bake

I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting to share this recipe with you all night! 

Why this meal hasn’t already happened, is a mystery!  How am I just now thinking about making a savory buckwheat bake? 

It’s basically the a blank canvas that you can take in either direction. 

Savory or sweet. 

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These are always a breakfast item for me, so I usually go sweet.  I’m one of those types that enjoys a good savory breakfast.  Eggs + toast + hash browns?  I’m there!

But for the savory buckwheat bake, the meal that came to mind was lunch.  The same goes for savory oats

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I decided to make 2 versions, with slight variations.

version 1:

  • applesauce
  • kale
  • mushrooms
  • tomato
  • garlic
  • basil
  • s+p

version 2:

  • applesauce + oil combo
  • kale
  • tomato
  • rosemary + thyme
  • garlic
  • s+p

I invited my personal recipe tester over for lunch.  Kelsey + I agreed that version 1 came out on top!  The chopped mushrooms added great texture!  They didn’t become limp + wet.  The slivered + chopped kale was a great addition, that also did not add much extra moisture, unlike spinach might.  The basil melded with the other flavors more fittingly than the rosemary + thyme.

1 tomato slice on top, gave a nice little juice with every bite.  In fear of making the buckwheat bake watery, I didn’t chop and add them to the batter.

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The layer of crispy, broiled cheese, was the icing on the cake bake.

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Sold.  Even before my first bite.

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Moist, but not wet.

Crispy edges, with a soft center.

Like a warm savory bread…

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Only better!

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Lunch.

Dinner.

Or if you’re the savory breakfast type, your taste buds will be pleased.

The only question is, what are you going to top it with?

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Savory Veggie Buckwheat Bake [serves 1]

  • 1/4c buckwheat flour [ground from raw groats]
  • 1T raw buckwheat groats
  • 1T chia seeds
  • 1/4t baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2T almond milk
  • 2T unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/8t salt
  • 1-2T fresh basil, slivered + chopped
  • 1t minced garlic
  • 2-3T Organic Valley white cheddar, shredded
  • 1/4c chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4c kale, chopped [I used dino/lacinato kale]
  • 1 slice of tomato
  • ground black pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 350*
  2. In a bowl, whisk the egg, applesauce + milk together.
  3. Stir in buckwheat flour, groats, chia seeds, baking powder, salt, garlic + black pepper, until combined.
  4. Stir in mushrooms, kale + basil.
  5. Grease all sides of an oven safe baking dish [I use a 4” diameter soup crock].
  6. Pour batter into the dish, place the tomato slice on top and bake for 32-37min on the center rack of the oven.
  7. Test with a toothpick.  Pull out when slightly moist.
  8. Set oven to broil.
  9. Sprinkle cheese on top and place back in the oven on the top rack.  Broil for 1-2min, until the cheese is bubbly + browned.  Watch closely!
  10. Loosen edges by running a knife along the edge of the dish.  Flip out onto a plate.

*Feta or goat cheese would be an excellent substitute for cheddar

*5,000-7,000’ altitude – oven @ 375*, 1/2T extra milk

*You can use 2-3 muffin tins or ramekin dishes, greased well.  The bake time will decrease.  I imagine you could also quadruple this recipe and stick it in a 9x9 pan, if you’re making for a group.  You can also let these fully cool, wrap well + freeze.

*Can sub 1 flax egg [1T ground flax seeds + 2.5T hot water, whisked + gelled for 5min] to veganize

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Now, to answer that question….

The skies the limit, just like with the breakfast versions!

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My lunch date was happy.

Food was provided + dogs gave cuddles.

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Immediately following lunch, I got working on something sweet!  Not for me though.  These bars were for the winning bidder from The Great Funraising Act, for our dear blog-friend Susan.

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I auctioned off my Peanut Butter Brown Rice Krisp Bars and they pulled in $115!!  Pretty amazing, no?

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I did make one change to the recipe after a sweet find at the grocery store.  Cocoa brown rice cereal by Erewhon!  I checked with the winning bidder + she was all for switching out the plain rice cereal for the chocolate.

Good call my friend. :)  An extremely easy dessert to make.  Kid + adult friendly.  Gluten free + vegan. 

Peanut buttery, chocolatey, crunchy, deliciousness.

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Thursday?  Already?  Slow down summer!

Ashley