Spice up your breakfast routine with this simple. whole-food, nutrient dense Apple & Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cake!
My Childhood Breakfast Memories
When I was little, gosh did I LOVE those little oatmeal packets.
You know the ones I’m talking about: Apple & Cinnamon, Peaches & Cream, Maple & Brown Sugar!?
If you had a sibling you would always fight over who got which flavor, because EWW, no one wanted plain.
And if you were brave, sometimes you mixed the flavors for some unique, possibly delicious, possibly disgusting combinations.
And of course, one packet wasn’t enough, you always needed two for a decent bowl.
Oatmeal Breakfast Cake
Now that I am all grown up, I can still taste those delicious Apple & Cinnamon and Peaches & Cream flavors. Yet, the idea of tiny freeze dried apple bits and over processed oats just doesn’t quite appeal to me like it used to.
But that doesn’t mean I should live the rest of my life without that tasty and delicious flavor combination that can so quickly take me back to my childhood, right!?
Which is why I was experimenting in the kitchen to recreate the ‘adult version’ of that tasty memory. But instead of a soupy bowl of oats, I decided to bake this into a warm, delicious, oatmeal breakfast cake.
Apple & Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cake
My husband owns a restaurant and I worked there as a waitress for nearly six years, and for six years their signature dessert was their homemade oatmeal cake. Still is, actually!
Oatmeal does indeed make a delicious cake. And its good for you, too!!
Oats are in fact a whole grain, full of soluble dietary fiber, and have been shown to help lower cholesterol levels. They are plant-based which means they are also full of good for you antioxidants, too. Yay, yay.
When baked they make a warm, dense, chewy, satisfying cake. But because this recipe is made from good-for-you whole foods like oats, farm fresh eggs, chia seeds and bananas, it is also a perfectly acceptable breakfast.
I like a lot of protein at breakfast time, so I usually pair a slice of this oatmeal cake with a cup of vanilla Greek yogurt for a perfectly balanced meal.
The best part about this recipe is that you just bake it once over the weekend, and voila, you have breakfast ready to go all week long.
The Recipe Redux
The thing I love most about this recipe is that you don’t have to go to the store to buy any special ingredients, it is likely that you already have most of these ingredients in your kitchen already (at least most of them!)
So when this months The Recipe Redux theme came along, I knew this would be the perfect recipe.
This months challenge: Spring Clean the Kitchen
Cook with at least 3 ingredients that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right now. Try not to go to the store to buy anything new. Give tips on how to make a healthy dish out of whatever you have on-hand.
I always have oats and fresh eggs in the house, and it is highly likely that I have some type of fruit about to go bad on the counter. I’m very particular about my bananas, and once they start to spot, I can’t eat them as-is. That is why a dish like this is PERFECT because you can use up the food in a new way, without letting it go to waste.
You can certainly choose to swap the apples for anything else you have about to go bad too. More bananas? Perfect, Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal Cake. I may try this recipe with peaches in the summertime.
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2 farm fresh eggs
- 1 1/4 cup milk of choice I used coconut
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed loose
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon milled flax seed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups of old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
- 1 red apple sliced thin.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Add all of the ingredients from the banana through the salt to a blender and blend until smooth.
Spray a glass pie dish with cooking spray.
Add oatmeal to pie dish.
Pour blender mixture over the oatmeal, stirring to ensure all of the oatmeal is well coated.
Top with crushed walnuts.
Decorate with sliced apples.
Top with cinnamon sugar as desired.
Bake for 45 minutes or until firm.
Add a little dollop of whipped cream if you need to!
DON’T FORGET YOUR MEAL PLAN!
I hope you’re inspired to try new and different recipes, like this Apple & Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cake! If you’re looking for additional help in meal planning or discovering new and delicious recipes to try, be sure to download my Free 16 page eBook – The 5 Day Happy & Healthy Meal Plan below!
I hope you give this recipe a try and fall in love, just as I did!
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