This week I had to work nights, which not only messes up my sleep schedule but changes my diet too. I often crave soups, comfort foods, and breakfast baked goods. Usually around 2am I indulge in a cup of coffee and a 600 calorie cinnamon scone from au bon pain. Them posting the calories still does not discourage me. For my first night of work I thought I would bring in a homemade baked breakfast goodie.
I stumbled across this coffee cake recipe and thought it would be enjoyed by all at 2am. I was right! Perfect with a cup of coffee this cake is moist & flavorful. The oats give a wonderful texture for the topping. Honestly this cake would be enjoyed anytime of day. Okay, I need to go and get some sleep, but please make this coffee cake!
3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (about 2.5 ounces), divided
4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
1 ounce whole-wheat flour (about 1/4 cup)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar, divided
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) carton light sour cream (such as Daisy)
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon chilled butter, cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350°.
Spread oats in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until oats are barely fragrant and light brown.
Coat a 9-inch spring-form pan with cooking spray; set aside.
Reserve 1/4 cup oats; set aside. Place remaining oats in a food processor; process 4 seconds or until finely ground. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine processed oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk.
Place granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/3 cup butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. (Batter will be slightly lumpy because of oats.) Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly.
Combine remaining 1/4 cup oats, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, nuts, and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until well blended. Sprinkle top of batter evenly with nut mixture. Bake at 350° for 38 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, top is golden, and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan.
Source: First Look, then Cook; originally from Cooking Light