Bake a Delicious Coffee Cake on the Stove Top

Yum!  There is nothing so good as fresh, hot coffee cake in the morning.  This recipe is the same as my Streusel Coffee Cake, adapted for use in the Omnia Stove Top Oven.

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Not only is this coffee cake delicious, the recipe is designed to be made by hand and it bakes perfectly in the Omnia, taking just 45 minutes from start to finish.  Do NOT make a larger batch than specified below — the pan will be too full and the bottom will burn before the top is done.

Topping

  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans OR chopped dried, fresh or frozen fruit
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar OR white sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter OR margarine OR canola oil OR vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon OR allspice

Batter

  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins, chopped dates or other chopped dried fruit or fresh or frozen fruit
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk OR soy milk OR water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil OR vegetable oil OR melted butter or margarine

Make the topping by mixing the nuts, flour, butter and cinnamon to form crumbly mixture (it will not all clump together). Set aside.

Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and fruit in medium bowl.  Add egg, milk and oil; stir until well mixed. Batter will be thick.

Place the steel base for the Omnia on a hot burner and let it preheat for about three minutes as you ready the coffee cake.

Lightly oil the aluminum food pan of the Omnia (my experience is that oil or a bit of butter or margarine does much better than non stick sprays).  Pour the batter into it and smooth it out.  Sprinkle topping over batter.

Place the lid on the food pan and carefully place the pan on the hot base.  Leave the burner on hot for one minute (60 seconds).  This is important for heating the pan and the air that is channeled over the top of the coffee cake.

My Streusel Coffee Cake recipe with step-by-step directions for baking it in the Omnia Stove Top Oven! Yes, you can have a special breakfast treat!Turn the burner down to just above medium (my stove has settings from 1 to 7, 7 being the hottest, and I turn it to 4).*

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Resist the urge to take the lid off too often, as it lets out the hot air over the food pan when you do.

Cool at least slightly before cutting.  If cutting the coffee cake in the pan, use a nylon or silicone spatula to cut slices.  Knives will scratch the pan.

Great served warm!

*The first few times you use the Omnia, you’ll have to experiment a little with the temperature settings until you know how hot your burners are.  While it’s very strange at first to bake without a thermostat, it works just fine.  Most people who write to me with problems are overly afraid of burning food (I know — I was!) and thus turn the burner down too low and the results aren’t satisfactory.

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16 Comments
  • Lisa Parker
    Posted at 27 October 2013 Reply

    I love reading your articles, and I share them somewhat frequently on my page. I still wish there was a way for me to enter your drawings without having to share my friend list with your app. It feels disrespectful of their privacy for me to share them with someone in order for me to have a chance at one of these awesome Omnia’s. I know I’ve said this before, but I figure I’ll mention it once every year or so until another option becomes available!

    • The Boat Galley
      Posted at 27 October 2013 Reply

      Lisa, your friend list is NOT used with the app at all. Nothing goes to them. I specifically DON’T require sharing to enter (many contests do and I hate that). None of your info is collected other than what you put on the entry form — and I don’t even look at that except for the winner (so the goodies can be shipped to them!). If Facebook is saying that, it’s something on Facebook’s part, NOT at all how I have the app set (and obviously Facebook already knows who your friends are . . . ) I know that I’m a FB friend of yours (and some others who probably enter these giveaways) and I never see info that you’ve entered.

  • Lisa Parker
    Posted at 27 October 2013 Reply

    The app warns you that it will collect not only your info, but also your friend list. . .

  • Lisa Parker
    Posted at 27 October 2013 Reply
  • Carolyn Shearlock
    Posted at 27 October 2013 Reply

    I’m trying to figure out how you’re getting that, as I don’t on my phone (Android) or tablet and that info specifically isn’t being collected. I’m going to submit a support ticket — are you on an iPhone? And are you clicking on the link in the post?

  • Lisa Parker
    Posted at 27 October 2013 Reply

    Thanks for looking into it. And yes, I’m on an iPhone. I will laugh if that is the answer!

    • Carolyn Shearlock
      Posted at 27 October 2013 Reply

      Thanks for letting me know about it — you’re the first/only person who has mentioned it, so I didn’t know. I always check things on my phone with a friend’s account (can’t use mine since I’m the admin) and never had a clue!

  • Debbie Bowen Crawford
    Posted at 24 September 2015 Reply

    my oven does not work. This would really help.

  • Georgi Wellington
    Posted at 24 September 2015 Reply

    I do not have an oven on the boat, this would be great

  • Ginny Denny
    Posted at 24 September 2015 Reply

    Thanks Carolyn!

  • Sonjashootingstar Wells
    Posted at 24 September 2015 Reply

    Have you ever considered the NuWave Oven & cooktop, or do they pull too much juice for your boat?

    • The Boat Galley
      Posted at 24 September 2015 Reply

      If you don’t want to run the generator (or have a HUGE solar array) they’re too big a draw for most boats once you leave the dock. On shorepower, they can work for a lot of boats.

  • Michael Littrell
    Posted at 24 September 2015 Reply

    I recently installed a new Cook Mate alcohol stove in my newly renovated galley area. This could be the ideal oven for me.

  • Nita Haas
    Posted at 25 September 2015 Reply

    Just the perfect size for our 25 footer.

  • Carolyn Bowman
    Posted at 26 September 2015 Reply

    Nice to know I’m not the only boat girl without a working oven! I sure do miss my oven! This would just make my day! 🙂

  • Amy Burlette
    Posted at 31 March 2016 Reply

    Thanks for the recipe! I bought an Omnia and I look at it every time I bake but I haven’t taken the plunge and used it yet. This one just might motivate me to try it!

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