Baking for Beginners: Quaker Oats Cream Pie by Chef Miko Aspiras
I'm fairly new to baking and the only recipe I have done on my own is Banana Loaf Bread. And yes, quarantine boredom made me do it. While there are a ton of baking recipes that are readily available, I wanted to make something delicious but at the same time healthy. After all, it is high time that we take good care of our bodies especially with the pandemic happening.
Good thing, Quaker is here to make your quarantine kitchen experiments equally delicious as they are nutritious. Known as a supergrain, oats are a natural source of iron, which is essential for building immunity against diseases. To help you meet or fulfill the daily recommended intake of iron in your body, oats can easily be integrated into your meals. Apart from breakfast, oats can be taken as a complement to savory meals, and of course, can make your desserts a little less sinful, proving its versatility.
Inspiring everyone to get creative in the kitchen, 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. Starting off with the Quaker Oats Cream Pie by Chef Miko Aspiras, the Quaker Oats #QuakerStrong Recipes are here to give everyone tasty and simple ways to make your food better for your body.
In my first attempt of making Quaker Oats Cream Pie, I used the ingredient kit sent by Quaker. The kit includes wet and dry ingredients needed for the recipe so it's very convenient since I don't have to go out and buy them anymore. You can get yourself a kit as well via this link or you may opt to do it yourself. Here are the ingredients list and recipe:
At first try, I had to use a manual whisk to mix all the ingredients together since I don't happen to own a mixer. I had to put in some effort in mixing everything. Although the instructions were provided, I wasn't really sure if I was doing things correctly. I was just so excited to finish doing it so that I can eat! :))
For some reason, the cookie batter became brown in color. Maybe the brand of butter that I used, the consistency of the butter or the amount of the butter I put in were factors. Nevertheless, I still baked it in the oven. While waiting for the cookies to bake, I made the cream filling and this time, I perfected it!
Here's the result of my Quaker Oats Cream Pie! Brown in color but these taste really really good. My husband even wanted me to make another batch.
And since my husband asked, I had to borrow a mixer from a friend since it might have a different impact on how the cookies will turn out. I also took notes about the butter mistake I made during the first attempt. This is how my second batch of Quaker Oats Cream Pie looked like. I can finally make myself a deliciously filling yet healthy treat. It's another recipe unlocked for me!
If you're a beginner baker like me or simply just want to try something new, try this recipe and boost your iron intake to help build your immunity by adding oats to your daily diet. Staying healthy can be just as easy as it is delicious with #QuakerStrong Recipes.