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TOPIC: Banana Crunch Oat Cake (GF)

Banana Crunch Oat Cake (GF) 16 Nov 2006 02:14 #4379

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Banana Crunch Oat Cake (GF)
From Cream Hill Estates Verified Pure Oats

Yield: 1 - 8" x 8" pan

*pure oat products

Oat Crunch Topping
3/4 cup Oats, rolled, old fashioned * 175 ml (must use verified GF Oats)
1/3 cup Brown sugar, firmly packed 75 ml
2 tbsp Butter or margarine 25 ml (Smart Balance)
2 tbsp Nuts, chopped (optional) 25 ml

Cake
1/2 cup Vegetable shortening 125 ml
2/3 cup White sugar 150 ml  (or half stevia and sugar)
1 cup Banana, ripe and mashed 250 ml
2 Eggs, large 2
1 tsp Vanilla extract 5 ml
2 1/4 cups Oat flour * 550 ml
1 tsp Salt 5 ml
1 tsp Baking soda 5ml
1/2 cup Nuts, chopped (optional) 125 ml

Instructions
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Mix in mashed banana, eggs and vanilla.

Add flour, salt, soda and nuts, stir until all ingredients are mixed together. Don't over mix. Pour batter in greased 8"x 8" pan. 

Sprinkle Oat Crunch Topping on top of the cake batter, patting down slightly into the batter. 

Bake for 35-40 minutes in 350 F oven. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Cut into 16 pieces - each piece has 24 grams of oats (flour and rolled oats totaled).

Enjoy!!!

Source: (Modified for Gluten-free)

Banana Crunch Oat Cake (GF) 22 Jun 2007 02:24 #4380

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This sounds really yummy!  But what about all the sugar, and the shortening? 

Banana Crunch Oat Cake (GF) 22 Jun 2007 12:50 #4381

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Laura,

Yes, this looks very yummy

The substitutions I would do would be Smart Balance Spread for the butter and shortening. Smart Balance tastes great and holds up like real butter (The light version might not in baking). 1/3 cup brown sugar isn't too bad if you divide it into the suggested 16 pieces and again half sugar and half Splenda for the white sugar.

Thanks for pulling this recipe up....I needed to add a link to CreamhillEstates since it's their recipe.

Banana Crunch Oat Cake (GF) 22 Jun 2007 13:07 #4382

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I use Smart Balance for absolutely everything, and substitute in all recipes for butter/margarine, but I didn't know I could substitute it for shortening.  And of course, 1/2 splenda.  Cool!

Banana Crunch Oat Cake (GF) 23 Jun 2007 14:03 #4383

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I just made this cake last night - Yum-mo!!  It is de-licious! 

The only tip I have is about the topping.  The recipe as printed says to 'sprinkle the topping on the batter, and then put it in the pan'.  Well, I wanted the topping actually on the top. So I put the batter in the pan and then sprinkled it on and baked it.  And the problem I had is that some of the topping is falling off when you cut it to eat - and the topping is so yummy, you want all of it!

So my little change would be to put the batter in the pan first, then sprinkle on the topping; but then, using your spatula, press the topping down a little bit into the dough.  This should prevent it from falling off.

 

Banana Crunch Oat Cake (GF) 23 Jun 2007 14:31 #4384

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So my little change would be to put the batter in the pan first, then sprinkle on the topping; but then, using your spatula, press the topping down a little bit into the dough.  This should prevent it from falling off.

Yes, Yes, Yes,

That sounds much better.....I think I should revise the recipe to reflect your instructions :)

Laura, what brand oat flour did you use? Creamhill estates? Just wondering, I don't have any oat flour and wanted to test this recipe for myself.

Banana Crunch Oat Cake (GF) 24 Jun 2007 13:41 #4385

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oh right - I should have mentioned that I didn't have any oat flour on hand, but I wanted to make this recipe SO badly that I used my Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose GF flour & XanthamGum :)

But I would just buy the oat flour from Cream Hill Estates the next time I buy oatmeal.

 
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