How about something different for breakfast? I think I love breakfast more than any other meal of the day. You can have sweet and savory at the same time without any guilt!! Ludmilla had tried some oatcakes for breakfast the other day and asked me to make something similar. I wanted to make them with pumpkin and less sweet so I decided on a more traditional Scottish oatcake recipe. This is a great way to make a different twist on breakfast. Slathered with candied lemon butter and maple syrup makes these a filling and delicious breakfast! Made with whole wheat flour and oats and then baked, these are also a great healthy alternative to the normal “pan fried” pancake. Made thicker, these oatcakes are a wonderful breakfast cake. If made thinner, these can also be an afternoon snack with coffee or tea. With a little butter, smoked salmon or cheese, these are so versatile that you could use these for any meal, any time of the day!
3 c. rolled oats
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 T. molasses
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. butter, chilled and cut into pieces
3/4 c. pumpkin puree
1/2 c. butter, at room temperature
1/4 c. candied lemon or candied ginger
Candied Lemon Butter
In a food processor, combine butter, candied lemon and salt until combined and smooth. Chill until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine oats, flour, sugar, pumpkin, pie spice, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine diced, chilled butter with flour mixture and mix with a fork or fingertips until crumbled. Add pumpkin puree and molasses and mix until a sticky dough forms.
Add chilled water if needed to make moist enough to form into a ball.
Pat dough into 1/2″ circle and cut with a biscuit cutter ( 3 1/2″) into rounds. You should get about 6 large rounds.
Place on parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden but still moist. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Top with candied lemon butter, maple syrup and diced candied lemon.
Enjoy this delicious mess!!
Beijos e Tchau!