Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oatmeal Breakfast Cake

Last time I made these breakfast bars, Jeff loved them! It was a great breakfast on-the-go for his early morning classes. Lauren from Little Yellow Kitchen commented on the recipe of the last breakfast bar recommending a different yet similar one, with no flour at all in them. I decided this rainy morning was a perfect one to bake cake for breakfast. This recipe isn't vegan but it is still healthy-with no granulated sugar, oil or butter! I borrowed this recipe from Gingerbread Bagels but instead of making them bars, baked them in cake form :) Cake for breakfast, my favorite.

Ingredients (recipe borrowed from here):
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats (I actually didn't use quick cooking)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
-Mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.

-Add in the vanilla extract, milk and egg. Mix well.

-Finally add in the mashed banana and peanut butter and mix thoroughly.

-Set your oven to 350 degrees and grease any pan of your choice (about 8 in. by 8 in). Bake for 20 minutes and allow to cool before enjoying!

I thought this tasted similar to the baked oatmeal I made this past fall. This recipe is another great one if you need to bring something to a breakfast or brunch!

I was quite frustrated with these pictures because of the horrible shadows, but decided to post them anyway. Sometimes I am too hard on myself when it comes to pictures, but I am learning to just "go with the flow" on days when lighting might not be the best!

Why not top your piece of "cake" with more peanut butter? ;) I'll leave you with one last picture of Ollie and I. Jeff took this of us snugging last night while watching Extreme Couponing (which I love, but could never do-those women do not mess around when it comes to coupons). Ollie is getting so big! He even started losing his baby teeth this week.

It is raining now but hopefully it stops since Jeff and I have plans to go to a BBQ someone from his class is having! Quick question, are you getting up at 4 or 5 am to watch the Royal Wedding? I haven't decided if I am or not...but I am leaning towards yes...


Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so glad you tried this out! Isn't it tastyyyy? :D You made me want to make another batch now. Thanks for the shout out!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks great. Just printed it out to try soon. Thanks!

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Danielle-I remember you saying you have a son and I think kids would love this recipe! I'm going to have the little ones I nanny for try it tomorrow :)

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good! I'm not watching the wedding... I value my sleep so much more!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said... Best Blogger Tips

We just made them together. I did them in muffin tins and they came out great. And as a plus I can 'frost' them with peanut butter! B helped mix, and said they smell good, but I'll have to make then 2 or 3 times before he will try them. He's not one to jump into trying anything new right away.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said... Best Blogger Tips

Btw...are you on twitter? I keep meaning to ask and forget.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey cait, I stumbled across your blog recently and your absolutely adorable! I'm new to cooking/baking and I'm thinking of giving these a try. Is the texture soft and chewy, or crispy?

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Danielle-I'm not on Twitter yet but working on it! Just signed up and trying to figure the whole thing out first :)

Anonymous (sorry, I can't see your name)-thanks for following! The texture is soft and chewy :)

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Cait, I tried this recipe today--it tastes great! The only thing is, I used soy milk since I didn't have regular on hand, and the texture came out a little wetter than I expected. It's a bit more like actual cake and not too chewy. Do you think the soy milk would affect the texture?

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks really good. Approximately how many servings do you think I could pull from this? Because I always end up eating an entirely different breakfast than my family (I have 50+ recipes on bookmark!) and would just like to divide it into a single serving. Love your blog, by the way. Soo glad that I stumbled upon it on FoodBuzz!!

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