30 July 2008

Oatmeal Banana Coffee Cake (the cheater version)

This was the cake I mentioned in my previous post. It's pretty good. It's not a very sweet cake, in my opinion and may be good with a cream cheese frosting/ glaze on top instead of oatmeal streusel. Or in addition to it.

Honestly, it would be a lot better with a homemade mix (like this one or preferably one that had a little whole wheat, I think. This is a hearty cake.) I think the industrial taste of boxed cake mix detracts from the mostly-wholesome ingredients. But, in a pinch, it will do!

Oatmeal Banana Coffee Cake
3 ripe bananas
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup yogurt
3/4 cup water
4 eggs
1 T vanilla
1 T cinnamon
1 box yellow cake mix (thanks, Becky!)

Dump all in a bowl and mix approximately 2 minutes on medium speed, or until well-combined. Cake will be lumpy due to oatmeal and bananas.

Pour into greased 9x11 cake pan.

If desired, top with streusel topping -- oatmeal, whole wheat flour, sugar, and butter mixed together -- and sliced bananas (beware--they will turn brown as they sit -- they still taste good, but look a little peaked).

Bake at 325 for about 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool a little, slice, eat.


Becky said...

Not to be dense, but the cake mix isn't in your list of ingredients. I would assume it's also dumped in the bowl and mixed till lumpy?

See you tomorrow!!!!!

April said...

Thanks, Becky. I fixed it!

Erin said...

April-I can't believe I found you! Don't know if you remember me or not, but we were at Eureka together for just a year before I married Ross and headed for ISU. I found your blog from Amy's - and she found me on Facebook! Amazing. Anyway - just wanted to say "Hi!" You have a beautiful family.

April said...

ERIN!!!! Oh my gosh, I'm getting on Facebook NOW to find you!!