Until some years ago I used to do small bake sale fundraisers, alone with my super-small 18 litre oven. And I was happy. I would barely raise any funds – but I could raise awareness. And that was enough. It is still enough. After being able to bake with a community of generous bakers, who have repeatedly opened their hearts and homes to bake for every single cause that came up.
Now our work as Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community is gaining visibility. Last week, we got the opportunity to bake for Viacom 18, one of the largest entertainment networks in India.
Our bake sale was completely sold-out. We raised a significant amount for our Bakestreat program thanks to the initiative taken by the company to contribute to social impact while also keeping in mind that they provide the option of healthy bakes to their employees. Many people were wondering how such healthy bakes taste so yum – that’s the talent the community bakers have 🙂 Our Bakestreat initiative focuses on regular distribution of healthy bakes to kids in our slums , streets , railway stations , government or municipal schools and Anganwadis. The emphasis on regular is to ensure that they get a healthy bake along with some nutrition consistently.
On that happy note, I had decided to bake something different, so I tried out these beautiful Gluten-free Quinoa-Oats Breakfast Bites. And needless to say, the experiment tasted yum !
1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup dry roasted oats