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Irish Oats Cake

Jami Nolen

March 8, 2009


Just in time for St. Patrick's Day a cake made of Irish Steel Cut Oats. It's festive and good for you.


Makes 12 servings



  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Irish steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (optional)

Combine buttermilk and oats; cover and refrigerate 8 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Lightly spoon flours into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.

Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place sugar and oil in a large bowl; add vanilla and egg; mix until well blended. Stir in oat mixture; stir until well blended. Add flour mixture, beating just until moist.

Spoon batter into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Garnish with powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 176 (27% from fat)
Fat: 5.2 g (saturated 2.8 g, mono 1.5 g, poly 0.4 g)
Protein: 4.1 g
Carbohydrate: 28.9 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Cholesterol: 29 mg
Iron: 1.3 mg
Sodium: 266 mg
Calcium: 69 mg


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