I love a good, protein packed breakfast. Unfortunately, our chickens and ducks have almost stopped laying eggs.
Yeah, I know. Spring is when chickens kick it into high gear and lay a bazillion eggs. Unfortunately, some stray dogs got into (yes, in) our chicken pens and slaughtered all, yes all of our chickens. Of course, that leaves us with the ducks. They’re great layers and we love them, but there’s only three of them still laying.
So, not very many egg breakfasts lately. After having oatmeal, cornmeal mush, grits, and cold cereal several mornings in a row, I started scrambling to find some more tasty alternatives. This morning I made a somewhat more healthy version of one of my favorite deserts – oatmeal cake.
Gabriel liked it – all except the coconut topping which is funny because that’s my favorite part! That’s pretty typical of us.
Conbine and let sit for 20 minutes:
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/4 cup boiling water
Ceam together until fluffy:
1/2 cup coconut oil*
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey**
1 t. vanilla
Add Oatmeal mixture and beat well
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour or GF flour mix
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
Add to creamed mixture and beat well. Pour into greased and floured 9×13 cake pan. Bake 35 minutes or until tests done.
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. butter
1/4 cream or milk
1 c. shredded coconut
1/2 c. chopped pecans (opt.)
Spread on hot cake and broil 2-4 minutes until brown. Watch carefully that it doens’t burn. I almost always end up nearly burning it anyway.
*The original recipe calls for shortening (yuck!). You could also use butter (yum!).
**The original recipe calls for a cup of white sugar. Since sugar acts as a liquid in baking, I was afraid to take too much out, but this turned out very well, so I think I’ll cut back on the brown sugar as well next time and add more honey and possibly just a tad of water.
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