Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Granola Cake

Dorie Greenspan granola cake on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi was one I voted for based on the way I knew I would be feeling after “les fêtes” had finished. You know that in-between time when you are still off from work and there are still Christmas chocolates and treats hanging around? That time when you know you should start eating a little healthier and perhaps cutting back on those treats? Yeah, that feeling.

I figured that a granola cake would be the perfect way to ease into that healthier eating pattern (even though granola isn’t exactly low in calories or fat, at least the good ones aren’t!) – I mean, cake + granola sounds like a perfect post-holiday breakfast, no?

I made this on January 2nd and we snacked on it through the rest of that week. Some of it came along on a wine-tasting road trip. Some of it was delivered to one of our neighbours in Nérac (actually placed on his windowsill between the shutters and the window as a little surprise for his breakfast when he came back from getting his morning paper!). And some of it was enjoyed for breakfast.

Dorie Greenspan granola cake from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis is a thick cake batter (Dorie’s instructions tell you to jiggle the batter in the pan to spread it evenly) and it doesn’t rise very much. It’s more like a dense slice than a cake but that gives it a much more “breakfast” feel than a “cake” feel which is ok by me when I’m pretending that because it has granola in it, it’s ok to eat two pieces for breakfast 😉

I’ll definitely be making this one again (I actually added 1/4 cup too much sugar by accident and it definitely didn’t need more sugar) because I think it’s the perfect “Monday morning staffroom” treat.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s granola cake here or on p 54 of Baking Chez Moi.

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16 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Granola Cake

  1. Margrèt Jóhanna January 10, 2017 at 10:17 #

    I did not think much of this cake before I made it then I just turned away for a sec and it was all gone.
    We all loved it. Welcome back from you holidays.

  2. Kara January 10, 2017 at 10:40 #

    I made a huge batch of granola this weekend, so I’m eager to use it for this! Glad it was a winner for you.

  3. Cakelaw January 10, 2017 at 15:55 #

    I agree – 2 slices of this makes a great breakfast. I took mine to the staff room snd it is the fastest thing to go so far.

    • Mardi Michels January 11, 2017 at 06:08 #

      I’m planning to make these on the weekend again for Monday morning!

  4. steph (whisk/spoon) January 10, 2017 at 18:23 #

    i love the craggy top you got– makes them extra-appealing!

    • Mardi Michels January 11, 2017 at 06:08 #

      Yeah – something to do with the extra sugar, I think!

  5. Diane Zwang January 10, 2017 at 19:15 #

    Mardi, you must be the best neighbor. I would love to wake up to a breakfast treat. I am looking forward to making this one, it seems to be a hit.

    • Mardi Michels January 11, 2017 at 06:08 #

      OUr neighbours in France and Canada are lucky, for sure!

  6. Kim January 10, 2017 at 19:49 #

    Sounds like the perfect breakfast to me! Yours looks delicious…can’t wait to make this one next go around.

  7. Teresa January 11, 2017 at 17:10 #

    I love this kind of cake for snacks — or breakfast (all the fibre!). I used unsweetened muesli and coconut, along with 80% chocolate, and it was just the right sweetness for me.

    • Mardi Michels January 12, 2017 at 11:52 #

      Yup I’ll be making this again with unsweetened granola and the right amount of sugar over the weekend 😉

  8. Joyce, Kitchen Flavours January 13, 2017 at 08:52 #

    I had two slices with my morning coffee too! This cake makes the perfect snacking treat anytime of the day!

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