Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cranberry-Oatmeal-Walnut Cake (THB)



It' s my turn to host  the 26th bake for The Home Bakers event  organized by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours . We are currently baking from Lou Seibert Pappas 's cookbook- Coffee Cake . Well, I've chosen this recipe just because I love cranberries .  I've used dried cranberries for this recipe as I can't find fresh or frozen ones .  I've made the full recipe & baked  12 huge muffins .   They turned out nice but a little too dense  .  I like the fact is they're not overly sweet & great for breakfast  with a cup of cappuccino . For more of this bake from all the members of THB... HERE .


Cranberry-Oatmeal-Walnut Cake (THB)
Adapted from Lou Sheibert Pappas - Coffee Cake

Ingredients for 12 large muffins
1-1/2  quick-cooking or old fashioned rolled oats
2 eggs
1/2  cup firmed packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1-1/2 cups buttermilk or low fat yogurt (I've used yogurt)
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries ( I've used dried cranberries)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or toasted & skinned hazelnuts

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 180°C & flour muffin pan .


2) Spread oats in a rimmed baking sheet & bake for 8 to 10 minutes or till lightly toasted . Let cool .



3) In a large bowl , beat eggs, sugar & oil till blended . Stir in buttermilk or yogurt, molasses & vanilla extract .


4) In anothet bowl , combine flour, toasted oats, baking powder, baking soda , salt & 1 teaspoon of cainnamon . Stir to blend & add the dry ingredients to buttermilk mixture . Beat for 1 minute till smooth . Stir in cranberries & scoop out mounds of batter using an ice-cream scoop into muffin pan or cups . Toss the nuts & remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon together & sprinkle evenly over the top . Bake for 20 minutes till a cake tester inserted in the center of the a muffin comes out clean .





21 comments:

  1. Hi Kit,

    I have baked these cakes with frozen cranberries and they are NOT sweet at all! Ai ya ya!

    Baking them with dried cranberries is a brilliant choice!!! Hmmm... I should have known :p

    Zoe

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  2. Hi Kit, these days I seldom see you updating your post, guess that must be so busy with the boys! These fruity nutty cake looks delicious!

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  3. Ya, the muffins look dense but then all muffins are generally more dense compared to cupcakes, that's why I never bothered with muffins anymore:P

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  4. Hi Kit, is it 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats for this recipe?

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    1. Hi Yen, Yup, 1 & 1/2 cup of roated rolled oats for this recipe . ;)

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  5. This is definitely a healthier choice with the oats! I used dried cranberries too... fresh ones are way too sour.

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  6. Hi Kit, your walnut cakes look very yummy! I love cranberry too :)

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  7. Yum yum yum... These r healthy muffins! Loving it

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  8. As I told Mich, I'm patiently waiting for my coffee to get done perking. While I'm waiting, I'm trying to squeeze one of your healthy muffins through the screen to go with my coffee. It just isn't working Kit, lol...

    Thanks for sharing, Kit...

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  9. Hi Kit,
    These muffins isn't sweet at all, and it is coming from me, who always cut the sugar by almost half for all bakes! LOL!
    I prefer eating them the day after, the flavour seems to improve overnight!

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  10. Hi Kit, happy hosting. You this cake sure look inviting and delightful. Best to go with coffee. As usual nice pictures.

    Have a wonderful day ahead, Hugs and love to you.

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  11. I love the cranberries and walnuts in the these muffins. I wish I could eat one of these for breakfast.

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  12. Kit, by using dried cranberries your muffins will be just balanced in terms of sweetness!

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  13. hi kit, will be baking these soon...dont mind my late posting yaa. :)

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    1. Hi Lena, No worries ya! Thanks for taking the time to try out this recipe . Happy Baking ;)

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  14. I don't mind one or two for my breakfast, Kit! Nampak sedap!!

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  15. Hi Kit,
    Update: After getting over the initial tartness of the non-dried cranberries, it was pretty good. My half recipe is almost gone, two small squares left!

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  16. Hi Kit,
    Long time no see! Sorry for late visit :)
    This such lovely and healthy muffins. My kids love dried cranberries.
    mui

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  17. I love those mini oatmeal cakes...the combination of cranberry and walnut with oatmeal is super!

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  18. Kit , are you as lazy er busy as me ?! :D Love these muffins , the flavor combo sounds wonderful !

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    1. HI Anne, hahahahaha....Thnaks ! I 'm both lazy & busy! LOL

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