04 April 2013

Gluten-Free Muesli Morning Cake - and Bob's Red Mill Giveaway


You would "officially" classify this as a coffee cake. But since I rarely drink coffee and constantly drink tea, and a tea cake is something else entirely, I just call it a morning cake. A morning cake should be quick and easy and quiet. That just means I don't rev up the electric mixer for it. Shhhh. Just a wooden spoon. But you can use a mixer if you don't mind making a racket in the morning.

This one is a gluten-free recipe I developed at the request of the nice folks at Bob's Red Mill, whose products I've been using for decades. I'm on and off with the gluten-free thing myself, but I enjoy developing recipes for my gluten-free friends. I was invited to participate in a promotion/recipe contest by creating a recipe using their new Gluten Free Muesli. Follow us on Twitter @delightfulrepas and @Bobs_Red_Mill to follow the contest and vote for my recipe.

What I don't like about most coffee cakes is the insane amount of sugar and the total lack of nutritional value. One recipe I saw recently calls for a whopping 2 3/4 cups sugar and 1 1/3 cups brown sugar for a 13-by-9-inch cake. Mine is just an 8-by-8-inch. But still. It has just 1/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar. And nutrition? Well, I don't know the numbers (maybe Bob's Red Mill will do the math for me), but it's very nutritious. 

It's just about ready to come out of the oven. It smells sooooo good! Excuse me while I put the kettle on.

Muesli Morning Cake

(Makes 9 servings) 

The Cake 

1 cup Bob's Gluten Free Muesli
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1/2 cup Bob's gluten free sorghum flour
1/2 cup Bob's potato flour or cornstarch
1/3 cup Bob's tapioca flour 

3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon Bob's xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Bob's unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract  


The Topping 

3/4 cup Bob's Gluten Free Muesli
1/4 cup Bob's unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup brown sugar 
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1 tablespoon water

1 In small bowl, combine muesli and boiling water; let stand 20 minutes.

2 Spray 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and xanthan gum. Whisk in shredded coconut. 

3 In a small bowl, using your impeccably clean fingers, combine the topping ingredients; set aside.

4 In large bowl, cream butter; add sugars and beat at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy (I did it by hand). Add eggs, vanilla, and cooled oatmeal mixture, beating until well blended.

5 Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, and beat for 2 minutes. Without gluten, you don't have to worry about overbeating. In fact, you need to beat it well to hydrate the gluten-free flours and aerate the batter. (I decided to use the electric mixer next time; I no longer have the "arm" for 2 minutes of beating!)

6 Pour batter into prepared 8-inch square baking dish. Crumble topping evenly over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 20 minutes before serving right from the pan.


Bob's Red Mill Giveaway 

One winner will receive a case of Gluten Free Muesli from Bob's Red Mill. All US residents who leave a comment (one entry per person) on this post before 11:59 pm Eastern time Wednesday April 10 will be put into a random drawing. Winner will be announced here in the comments before noon Eastern time on Thursday April 11. If I don't hear back from the winner of the random drawing by 11:59 am Eastern time Sunday April 14, another drawing will be held and a new winner selected from the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline). 

Note: Please include a valid email address in the body of your comment. 

Disclosure: The product for this post and giveaway is being provided by Bob's Red Mill. All opinions shared are my own.

45 comments:

Debby said...

I have celiac and this led be wonderful.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Thanks, Debby! I hope you'll like it as much as we do! Take good care of yourself.

Peggi said...

Yum! Need to try this recipe. Love Bob's Red Mill. fiveburnersataoldotcom

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Peggi, thanks. BRM is such a great company!

rachel said...

Muesli rocks!! :)

Stephanie said...

I love Bob's Red Mill products but I have not tried using Muesli yet. This recipe looks great! I may have to try it since we have been trying to do more gluten free recipes around our home lately!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Rachel, yes, it does!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Stephanie, I hope you try it soon and let me know how you liked it!

Julia | JuliasAlbum.com said...

This looks like a really lovely coffee cake! It would go so well with a cup of hot tea! Fun giveaway, too!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Thank you, Julia! And I'm glad you appreciate tea too!

Yenta Mary said...

Low-fat, high-flavor - a perfect coffee cake, where you get all the good stuff without all the bad ... :)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Thanks, Mary! Just 10 tablespoons of organic butter in the whole thing - not bad!

Hillary said...

it's like a fancier baked oatmeal, sounds amazing!

Audrey said...

There muesli sounds really good. I'd love to try it.

justaudrey(at)live(dot)com

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

My heart leapt with joy at the mention of “coffee” cake. Among the exceptions to my bread-less life (though I have not eaten it in many years) is coffee cake. Fantasies of thickly-iced, caramel-swirled, doughy stuff with plump raisins all folded around half a stick of butter turned me into Pavlov’s dog. But then I read your revised nomenclature, and then it was the ascetic reformulation of sweetness elements, and I realized that my fantasies would convert only to memories…alas. No doubt this is progress, and I recognize that the virtues of your morning cake are admittedly healthy as well as delicious. All the same, I shall dream forbidden things tonight… This while two large blackberry malts from Snow Bunny’s in Hailey, Idaho, is sloshing around my innards. They say travel is broadening, though I seem to be vaporizing calories before they get through me, thanks to some lengthy and intense skis across the Sawtooth Mountains.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Hillary, baked oatmeal sounds good right now!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Audrey, their muesli is a really good combination!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Sully, this not only has plump raisins, but dried cranberries and apples as well. And it really does have plenty of butter and sugar. You better give it a try!

Emma said...

This just looks delightful! Thanks for the idea!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Emma, thanks, glad you like it!

Jennifer Stovall said...

This looks so great! I shop at Bobs Red Mill in milwaukie Oregon and I am in love with their store! I always find some new ingredient to take home and try out. Their high quality and unique inventory has broadened my culinary skills emensly! Thanks again for the recipe, I can't wait to try it! Chamjenn@gmail.com

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Jennifer, thank you! Hope you like it. I'm so jealous - I would love to visit Bob's Red Mill!

Unknown said...

I love all of bob's red mill products i have tried! The museli sounds amazing, i never thought to bake with it- great recipe!
Ttrockwood(at)yahoo(dot)com
Ttrockwood

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Thanks! Hope you'll try it soon. I don't think I've ever been dissatisfied by any BRM products.

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks wonderful - and I just happen to have ALL the ingredients! :-) Thanks, Jean. And thanks for stopping in and letting me know!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh, forgot: Judy(at)soapnsuch(dot)com. All my fingers and toes crossed!

Sippity Sup said...

Beautiful. Sensible, and delicious I just know. I've got some Bob's Almond meal around I think. What would you do with that? GREG
GREG

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Thanks, Greg! I have Bob's almond meal and hazelnut meal in my freezer. I like to use them for a number of things. Stay tuned!

Jenn said...

Morning cake, coffee cake... whatever you call it, just make sure I get at least two LARGE slices of it!! YUM!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Thanks, Jenn! *I* certainly over-indulged!

FireRunner2379 said...

I love Bob's Red Mill products but have yet to try the Muesli. Their grains are sure top notch. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway and great looking recipe!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

FireRunner, glad to find another BRM fan - I love their stuff!

Anonymous said...

oh i do love bob's red mill products in general. your cake looks yummy.

fruitcrmble AT comcast DOT net

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Thanks, fruitcrmble! I hope you'll give it a try.

Jane Powell said...

Recipe looks great! Hoping to win the giveaway-need to find healthy breakfast options for the kids!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Jane, I love hearing from a mother looking for healthier options for her kids!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

*Giveaway Winner Announced* - The winner, by random drawing, of the gluten free muesli is Ttrockwood. Ttrockwood, as soon as you send me, delightfulrepast at aol dot com, your name, address and phone number (required by shipper), Bob's Red Mill will ship the muesli to you. Congratulations!

If I don't hear from the winner of the random drawing by 11:59 am Eastern time Sunday, April 14, another drawing will be held and a new winner selected from among the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

This was fun - my third Giveaway in 2013! Don't miss the next one!

In the meantime, follow me on Google and Twitter (@delightfulrepas). You can even use the Follow Me By Email button in the right column.

Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) said...

This looks wonderful! I never thought of baking with muesli before...

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Allison, thank you! I hope you'll try it soon.

Emily said...

Unique use of the museli! I'd love to win.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Thanks, Emily! This particular giveaway is over, but be sure to get in on my next one (not sure exactly when, but soon).

Kim @ Welcoming Kitchen said...

Jean,
That is one beautiful cake! I bet it tastes great with tea.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Thanks, Kim! Yes, I love it with tea.

Patticakes! said...

just printed this to make it

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Patticakes, that's wonderful! Hope you like it. Ooh, I think I'll make one tomorrow morning!

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