After dropping off hubby at work yesterday morning (which was after a 3 hour drive from my parents on the other side of the state) I had another hour of driving and wanted COFFEE. And doughnuts. And more coffee. But I being the frugalite that I am, I couldn't bring myself to stop for any. Plus I needed to get home and go to work myself, so I convinced myself that I could get some strong brew going when I got home and could make something that I like just as much as doughnuts--coffee cake.
Upon arriving home, I find that I do not have enough flour to make my beloved treat, and need to do some work so I can just run to the store (nor do i want to!) I remembered that I had a bunch of oatmeal in the pantry (the old fashioned kind) so I thought that maybe, just maybe I could throw some in the food processor and sub that for some of the flour. It worked! I subbed about 1 1/4 cups of ground up oats (it wasn't totally fine like flour because our processor is old;). The consistency was a little different, but still good. So the moral of the story is that you can have your coffeecake (and coffee!) and eat it too;)
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