Quaker #BringYourTastiestBowl Challenge Accepted


So what’s with oats? Having a bowl of oats is the worst part of my day. It takes me nearly 2 hours to finish a bowl. What a waste of a morning!

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So long time back I had moved on to other more tasty breakfast alternatives. But the inevitable happened; one fine day society decided I must marry, which meant I had to lose the bachelor belly that I had developed over the past few years. I joined a gym, got myself a dietician, and what was her breakfast recommendation?  A bowl full of Quaker Oats! After an hour of fruitless arguing with her, I discovered that oats didn’t have to be boring anymore; they could be used as a medium for innovation!

The baker in me was intrigued. Bakery goodies didn’t have to be unhealthy anymore. My partners and I brainstormed, experimented and came up with different desserts using oats that are not only delicious but super healthy. The health benefits of oats are numerous – they not only help you lose weight but also decrease cholesterol, reduce the chances of heart and other diseases and also pack in a whole bunch of nutrients. So an oats muffin for breakfast has now become healthy and nutritious.

Satiating a sweet tooth is a difficult task when you are counting calories, which is why Christmas is my favourite time of the year, since I get to indulge in toothsome desserts, free of any guilt. After replacing the calorie-dense staple ingredients in all the Christmas goodies with oats, it’s like Christmas came early this year!

Having come across Quaker Oats, we have gone pro oats!

We at Cakesutra jumped at the opportunity to participate in Vikas Khanna’s #BringYourTastiestBowl challenge. Get ready for some deliciously baked oats goodies from the house of Cakesutra.

I will be cooking two recipes:

  1. Devil’s Oats Cake
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Ingredients

1-3/4 cups boiling water

1 cup uncooked oatmeal

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 eggs

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking cocoa

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 package  semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Cake layer

In a bowl, pour water over oatmeal. Allow to stand 10 minutes. Add sugars and butter, stirring until the butter melts. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift flour, soda, cocoa and salt together. Add to batter. Mix well. Stir in half the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle top of cake with walnuts and remaining chips. Bake at 350° for about 40 minutes

Oats layer:

On a tawa toast some oats with honey till it is crispy

Chocolate sauce Layer

Melt 200 gms dark chocolate in microwave with 20gms unsalted butter and some cream as per desired consistency. Add some honey/sugar as per taste.

Assembly

In a jar or bowl, layer with cake at the bottom followed by honey toasted oats and top off with chocolate sauce. Add fruits as desired on top.

2. Oat Cheery Cookies with Home Made Ice-cream

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Ingredients

1/2 cup-Unsalted butter

3 tbsp-Cocoa Powder

1/2 cup-Milk

3/4 tin-MILKMAID

2 tsp-Vanilla Essence

3 1/3 cups (500 ml)-Fresh Cream

Fresh cherries

How to make

Ice-cream:

Whip the cream in a bowl till thick & fluffy, add 3/4 tin MILKMAID, chopped cherries and vanilla essence and mix well.Pour into a freezer container and freeze till set.

Cookies

1/2 cup-Unsalted butter

3 tbsp-Cocoa Powder

1/2 cup-Milk

3/4 tin-MILKMAID

2 tsp-Vanilla Essence

3 1/3 cups (500 ml)-Fresh Cream

Fresh cherries

How to make

Ice-cream:

Whip the cream in a bowl till thick & fluffy, add 3/4 tin MILKMAID, chopped cherries and vanilla essence and mix well.Pour into a freezer container and freeze till set.

Cookies… add our old oats recipe with cherries inside…

The baker in me was intrigued. Bakery goodies didnt have to be unhealthy anymore… I along with my partners brainstormed and experimented and came up with different desserts using oats that are not only delicious but super healthy. Did you know? Oats not only helps loose weight but also decreases cholesterol, reduces the chances of heart and other diseases and  also packs in a whole bunch of nutrients. So an Oats Muffin for breakfast has now become healthy and nutritious.
Having gone pro oats, having come across the Quaker Oats #BringYourTastiestBowl challenge, we at Cakesutra jumped at the opportunity to participate. Vikas Khanna get ready for some deliciously baked oats goodies from the house of Cakesutra!
We decided to make Oat Cherry Cookies with Home-made Ice cream and Devil’s Oats Cake.  Watch this space for our recipe and some delicious pictures!
Head over to Quaker India to participate in this amazing contest and win prizes worth 50 lakhs!
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