This 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.
This 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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