1/2cupraisinsOR chopped dates OR other chopped dried fruit or fresh or frozen fruit
1/2cupmilk OR soy milk OR water
1/4cupcanola 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.
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
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.Do NOT make a larger batch than specified -- the pan will be too full and the bottom will burn before the top is done.DAIRY FREETo make a dairy-free version, use canola or coconut oil instead of butter, and soy or almond milk in place of regular milk.
Streusel Coffee Cake for the Omnia Stove Top Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.