Apple Pie Oatmeal Bake & a Cupcake Disaster Story
Remember how good those homemade red velvet cupcakes looked? You don’t? Let me refresh your memory.
I’m drooling, how about you? There are few things in this world better than my mom’s red velvet cake. For years I thought I didn’t like it but then I had a revelation and realized it may be my favorite cake ever. Move over Betty Crocker, you’re funfetti cake has met its match.
Valentine’s Day seemed like the perfect time to pull out the recipe and try my hand at making my own cupcake version.
Friends, I don’t know what happened but it was not good. Upon opening the oven I found a pile of caved in red cake batter. I made these with my mom mind you and neither of us could understand what had happened.
If you’re an experienced baker, please enlighten me. We had a few ideas.
- New oven that we’d never baked a cake in — maybe the temperature was off
- Old baking soda
- Old vinegar — we’re talking years here
- New bag of flour
It occurred to me that I should have snapped a picture of the disaster or at least a picture of my mom and I sitting on the floor in front of the oven as we watched a second batch fall but alas, I never think of these things at the time.
Believe me, it wasn’t pretty. Although I think my mom still ate about 3.
Flour, vinegar and baking soda were all re-purchased and thankfully the second batch came out perfectly fine. I maintain that they worked because I actually had no hand in making them. I must be bad luck :(
In the end, I had a homemade batch of cupcakes (even if they weren’t homemade by me) and that’s all that really matters, right?
Lucky for me, my Valentine’s Day breakfast was much more successful. I’m much better at baking with oatmeal.
Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal:
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 apple of your choice, chopped
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 flax egg
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix 1 tablespoon ground flax with 3 tablespoons water and let sit for 5 minutes to make a flax egg.
- Mash banana with the back of a fork.
- Add remaining ingredients and the flax egg and mix.
- Pour into a greased ramekin or any other small baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
I’ve made a similar breakfast bake before and it came out much sturdier than this one. I thought I’d made a mess when I flipped it out of the ramekin but I flipped it back over and much to my delight it looked completely fine.
Conversation hearts are my favorite :)
All this bake needed was some nut butter on top. It was sweet enough thanks to the addition of the maple syrup, although drizzling it on top might be more fun :P
Melty chocolate hazelnut buttery loooove.
Email me? The messages on these candies are so funny. I wish they had one that said “Comment me.”
Nut butter waterfalls are always welcome.
I’m so glad I got my workout done that morning so I could enjoy my dinner date with my Valentine after work :)
P.S. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on my guest post. I was glad to see your homemade ravioli fears put to rest :)
Hope you’re all having a good day!