Oats and Buttermilk Snack Cake

  • Heather90 Posted: 02/22/09
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    I forgot to soak the oats, and I also sub margarine in for the butter, and it was great! Everyone loved it, served as dessert with ice cream.

  • KelliAnne Posted: 04/14/10
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    Wow I cannot believe how delicious this is. It is going to be a great snack/breakfast. I add chopped pecans to the top and a little cinnamon in it. Love this texture. Will make often.

  • apshine Posted: 09/03/09
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    What did I get wrong? The reviews for this a great, but I thought the bars tasted like day-old pancakes. Maybe I messed it up somehow, but I don't even feel like they're worth trying again.

  • mjohnson105 Posted: 01/15/09
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    This is a fantastic recipe! I used other reviewer's suggestions and substituted whole wheat flour for the oat and all-purpose flours. I would advise making this the day before--although it was delicious after it cooled last night, it was even better this morning.

  • GretchenMN Posted: 02/07/11
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    I use 1-minute oatmeal and don't soak it. I also use half wheat germ and half all-purpose flour. This is a perfect snack cake, not overly sweet, moist, good serving size. We've made this several times.

  • EttainYork Posted: 08/22/09
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    This recipe is incredible! I added chopped mixed nuts and raisins soaked in whisky. Next time I might add chocolate chips, or dried cherries, or ...

  • CJLang Posted: 11/23/09
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    WOW!!! LOVED this recipe! I added dried sour cherries and pecans the first time and the cake lasted one day. The next day (literally!) I added fresh blueberries and fresh diced bananas -- WOW!!!! Both ways are incredible...the steel cut oats create a wonderful texture -- chewy, nutty... This is a regular snack for my middle school children!

  • BiggDaddy Posted: 12/28/09
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    I have a 3yr old and 19 mo. old and they both love this as a snack. I used Splenda brown sugar and light Land o Lakes spreadable butter with canola oil and they turned out great. I think the next time I will make them as muffins instead of a cake and add some dried fruit. To those that cannot find oat flour take dried oats and run in food processor until you have flour.

  • Terrylady1 Posted: 10/02/10
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    I didnt enjoy this recipes as is. I do think it need some flavor improvement.

  • kspoon Posted: 01/30/11
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    I thought these were really good and a great way to use leftover buttermilk. I think they need the confectioner's sugar and I added cinnamon to the recipe and chopped pecans on top. Delicious!

  • groenwald1 Posted: 08/21/11
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    Delicious! As per other reviewers' suggestions, added 1/3c chopped pecans to the top (coated w/ a touch of oil and brown sugar). Also added 1/2tsp coconut extract and 1/4 c coconut flakes as an experiment. Cinnamon would be a nice addition, too... I do think it would be bland without any flavor additions. It had an excellent texture and made a great, well-proportioned snack! (mine finished baking like 5 min early, but my oven tends to be on the hotter side)

  • stellacorona Posted: 04/17/13
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    loved this recipe! not too sweet.... made as written with no added topping. will make again. served to a group of musicians and received good comments.

  • lesliefo Posted: 09/06/13
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    Per other comments, added cinnamon & pecans. I also subbed maple syrup for the brown sugar (with appropriate adjustments) and whole wheat pastry flour for the regular flour. Warm out of the oven it reminded me of bread pudding. You could make it completely yummy by adding fruit and a whisky or bourbon sauce, but it is nice as is for being healthy-ish. My picky 6 yr old did not agree.

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