I can say, I grew up with Quaker Oats. We always have Quaker Oats at home. My mom use it for champorado or lugaw. It is a go-to breakfast which is easy to prepare, delicious and healthy.
When I received a DIY Kit for a Quaker Oats Cream Pie, I was excited to try the recipe that Chef Miko Aspiras has created using Quaker Oats Rolled Oats. First, I haven’t baked any pasty/dessert/cake for almost two decades! Second, I was curious how I could enjoy Quaker Oats in different ways – and cookie/dessert seemed like a good start.
I dedicated a day for it and even mom supported me by preparing my baking tools! The Quaker Oats Cream Pie recipe is very easy to follow. I see baking as a formula, and a combination of Science and Math so I followed all the ingredients’ measurement and steps per the recipe. I like the idea of getting a kit with only the right amount of ingredients are included. I didn’t need to buy tons of ingredients to only use 1 tbsp of it.
Quaker Oats Cream Pie
Serves: 14-15 cookie sandwiches
● 3 cups (240g) Quaker Rolled Oats*
● 1 and 1/4 cups (2.5 sticks; 290g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
● 1 cup (200g) packed dark brown sugar
● 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
● 1 large egg, at room temperature
● 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
● 1 Tablespoon dark molasses**
● 1 and 1/2 cups (187g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
● 1 teaspoon baking soda
● 1/2 teaspoon salt
● 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
● 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves***
*Use Quaker Instant Oats as an alternative.
**Use honey as an alternative.
***Use nutmeg as an alternative.
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
2. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together on medium-high speed until light and creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and molasses, scraping down the sides as needed. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and oats.
4. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients. The dough will be quite thick and you may have to mix it all by hand after a few seconds in the mixer. Drop dough with a large cookie scoop, or make sure each ball of dough is 2 Tablespoons. Cookies will spread in the oven, so drop each ball of dough 3 inches apart.
5. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden around the edges. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
● 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks; 175g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
● 3 cups (360g) confectioners’ sugar
● 3 Tablespoons (45ml) heavy cream
● 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
● salt, to taste
1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat butter on high speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Add the confectioners’ sugar and beat on medium speed for 1-2 minutes. Pour in heavy cream and vanilla extract. Beat on high for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Taste and add a pinch or two of salt, as needed. If filling is way too thick, add a couple more teaspoons of heavy cream.
2. Spread 1.5 Tablespoons of cream filling on the bottom side of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies, right side up.
I felt like a noob once again, but glad to know I could still apply some of baking tricks I learned in school. The recipe is very easy to follow – but I know frustrated baker like me would also dream of a specialty mixer like Kitchenaid, to create this yummy dessert. Here’s a good news, this recipe is perfect for newbie bakers, you can even beat and mix the ingredients traditional way, just with wire whisk.
My parents already ate the cookies even before I could finish the filling! I am thinking of making this recipe again and tweak it a little so mom (she’s diabetic) can eat more of these yummy cookies.
I enjoyed the Quaker Oats Cream Pie with my afternoon iced coffee.
Love that my cookies are chewy with nice bite of oatmeal, giving it a fun texture.
I love that I discovered a new way to enjoy Quaker Oats – other than for breakfast. Oats are known as supergrain, which is a natural source of iron that is essential for building our immune system. Boosting our immune system is very important to help us protect against diseases like COVID-19. Oats are also rich in antioxidants, and help lower cholesterol and blood sugar level. It is very versatile, that we can enjoy it as a complement for savory meal, or as dessert, just like the Quaker Oats Cream Pie.
Quaker partnered with Chefs Miko Aspiras, Nicco Santos and Allen Buhay to create Quaker Oats #QuakerStrong Recipes, a variety of sweet treats and savory dishes that you can easily mix with oats for a healthy twist.
If you want to order the Quaker Oats Cream Pie Kit, you can fill out the order form here. I think the kit is perfect for those who want to try out baking, as the kit includes hard to find ingredients that you only need in small amounts. You only need to buy egg and 2 bars of butter for this recipe.
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