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How To Make An Oatmeal Coffeecake
In a large bowl, stir oats into hot water. Cover and set for at least 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients for the batter (flour, both sugars, baking powder and cinnamon).
In a medium bowl, beat eggs with softened butter and vanilla extract.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Add oatmeal mixture and stir until mixed. Fold in optional chocolate chips if using.
Bake for 30 minutes.
To make the topping, simply stir together all topping ingredients. Spread on cake after the initial 30 minute baking time. Reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake cake with topping for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
I made individual coffee cakes in a 12-count mini-brownie pan. The cooking time for that was an initial 20 minutes and then I added the topping and baked for another 20 minutes. That indicates to me that this recipe would also make excellent muffins, although I'd expect the cooking time to be closer to a total of 30 minutes for that.
This coffeecake was especially good days after it was made - for up to 5 days. I wrapped individual portions in plastic wrap. I didn't refrigerate them. The coffeecake stayed moist and delicious. It made for a great on-the-go breakfast.
I use a deep 9 x 9 pan and usually have a little batter left over to make one personal muffin for myself.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank BethH for this recipe.
Comments About This RecipeFrom History Buff
What do you think of Oatmeal Coffeecake?
"Coffee Cake" is so named because it is cake served with coffee. Many coffee cake recipes do not contain coffee, (though some do). Dating back to the seventeenth century Europeans, the idea of a coffee cake came from serving a sweet cake to enjoy with their morning coffee. German, Scandinavian, Dutch and other European immigrants brought their various recipes and introduced coffee cake to early America.
Comment submitted: 12/3/2011 (#13271)
It's an oatmeal coffee cake, but where's the coffee? It wasn't at all.
Comment submitted: 5/28/2009 (#8183)
When I add oatmeal to the other ingredients do I have to add the hot water with too?
Comment submitted: 1/14/2008 (#4380)
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