Oatmeal Cake

This delicious, easy-to-make Taiwanese oatmeal cake is steamed, giving it a glutinous texture.

oatmeal cake on a wooden cutting board with ingredients

Ingredients

  • 80 g (1 cup) rolled oats
  • 360 ml (1½ cup) water
  • 150 g (1 cup) lotus root powder
  • 210 g (1 cup) light brown sugar, packed

Directions

  1. Soak the dry oats in water (375 ml) for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Drain the oats. Add all ingredients to the Vitamix container in the order listed andsecure the lid.
  3. Select Variable 1, start the machine, and slowly increase to its highest speed.
  4. Blend for 2 minutes. The container should feel warm to the touch.
  5. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the container and pour the mixture into the innerpot of a steam cooker.
  6. Shake off the surface bubbles, then sprinkle with nuts or raisins.
  7. Add 2 to 3 cups of water into the outer pot and steam for approximately 15 to 20minutes, or until set. Serve the cake after it has cooled.