Thursday, October 29, 2009

Maple Oatmeal Clafouti... Yes, I Only Got the One Good Picture of It

Introducing another fabulous guest recipe by The Chickenless Chick's mom!

Now I have to warn you- and I doubt I'm embarrassing her by saying this- my mom is no chicken in the kitchen; and this is a far cry from traditional clafouti, which I find quite bland. So if you're looking for an exemplary clafouti, then I'm sorry I wrote the word clafouti on this page so many times that the search engine picked it up... clafouti clafouti clafouti. (Meh, I'm not that sorry... I'll take hits where I can get 'em.)

Maple Oatmeal Clafouti


2 ¼ cups old fashioned oats (uncooked)

¾ cups brown sugar

¾ cup dried cherries or cranberries

¾ cup walnuts (optional)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1 ½ tsp maple extract (or 1 tbs vanilla if you don’t have maple)

1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar

2 cups milk

2 eggs (whipped)

1 large tart apple, like Granny Smith, diced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil or grease 13 x9 casserole dish. (Filippo Berio extra light olive oil comes in a nice little spray pump now if you don’t have your own sprayer.)

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.

In another bowl, whip eggs. Stir in milk, vanilla, maple, and vinegar. Add to dry ingredients, and mix together. Stir in apple. (It will look watery and gloppy. Don’t panic!)

Pour into casserole dish. Spread the solids around evenly throughout the wet mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees, 50 minutes. Test with toothpick for doneness.

Cool slightly and cut into twelve squares.

Top with homemade applesauce, plain or vanilla yogurt, and drizzle with grade B maple syrup (for a more intense maple flavor).

Simple Applesauce


3-4 apples (I like to mix sweet and tart – like 2 MacIntosh and 1 Granny Smith, for instance.)

3 T. brown sugar (optional)

1 T. lightly salted butter (optional)

2 T. water


Chop apples, add to pan with water. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring often.

Add butter and sugar, turn heat down and simmer 10-15 minutes depending how chunky you like your applesauce.

Thank you, Chickenless Chick's Mom, for indulging my blog addiction and letting me share your recipe with my food nerd friends!

Beat the eggs. Whip the cream. Show no mercy.


Tasty Eats At Home said...

Mmm, maple-y maple goodness! Sounds comforting and yummy!

Janis said...

I am going to have to make this.

MaryMoh said...

Haven't tried clafouti. Looks very delicious. Have to try one day.

Chou said...

I love that your mom is guest posting. Hooray!

Anonymous said...

This sounds just wonderful! Please thank you mom for sharing such a special recipe with us!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Great post and great pics!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh this looks yummy love your blog and style of writing lots of fun Rebecca

wasabi prime said...

haha -- I appreciate your honesty. And really, who cares what any authentic recipe says when you've got something this heartfelt and yummy-looking??

Vegetable Matter said...

Kudos to your mom. Looks like a vast improvement over the Duncan Hines brownies we ate growing up. Nothing against Duncan of course.

Mother Rimmy said...

I've never tried this, but it looks and sounds wonderful!

Karen @ Mignardise said...

So glad you posted this - the picture was taunting me!
Sounds like a perfect fall dessert.