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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

Cook Time40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups boiling water
  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal quick or old-fashioned kind
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup margarine or butter
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups unsifted flour see notes
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bits
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Pour boiling water over oatmeal. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Add brown and white sugar and margarine/butter. Stir until margarine/butter melts.
  • Add eggs. Mix well.
  • Sift together flour, soda, salt and cocoa. Add flour to sugar mixture. Mix well.
  • Add about half of the package of chocolate bits.
  • Pour batter into greased and floured pan (9×13 inches).
  • Sprinkle walnuts and remaining chocolate bits on top.
  • Bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees about 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

Replace half of the flour with whole-grain flour such as emmer, einkorn or spelt.
Using whole-grain flour increases the protein, B vitamins, and fiber in your diet.
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