Make mornings easier by baking this healthy breakfast banana cake! It’s a delicious gluten free breakfast cake made with oats, bananas, and eggs and it’s an excellent make ahead recipe. A flourless kid-friendly breakfast idea that even picky eaters will love!
You’ll Love This Healthy Breakfast Banana Cake
Okay, this simple banana recipe is pretty similar to banana bread. I honestly had to make it because we had about 6 rotting bananas that everyone was just afraid to eat. They did smell like whiskey. From far away. Mmmm banana whiskey for breakfast. The real breakfast of champions.
Yes, my son had it, my dad who was staying at our place had it…It’s grandpa and kid-approved.
To make it short, if you’re looking for ways to use up old bananas, this easy breakfast recipe is the perfect way to do so. You can even make more by using your math skills and recalculating the ingredients. π+17=?
Math class dismissed. That’s how far my own math skills go right now, lucky I remembered there’s actually such a thing as π and +. If it wasn’t for Ed Sheeran’s album I would’ve forgotten about +. Did he actually have a Plus album? Who cares, honestly. He’s married. And so am I.
Banana breakfast cake! Focus is key to success. So, the cake has a super addictive banana flavor and it’s perfectly sweet. It has these tasty little chunks of bananas inside that are quite the surprise. Like kinder surprise eggs minus the salmonella.
This time I added a bit of maple syrup too. And yes, I did try the raw batter with some old eggs inside to make sure it’s sweet enough. You’re welcome world, I’m still alive. Thank Goodness.
Healthy Breakfast Banana Cake Ingredients
This is all you will need for the banana oat cake:
- bananas – make sure they’re pretty ripe
- yogurt – use plain yogurt
- coconut oil – or butter if you love butter
- maple syrup – honey will also work
- baking soda
- quick oats, old fashioned might work too – you will blend it all
How To Make It
You will mix this in no time. Then let it bake while you’re washing dishes, watching something on your phone or doing the laundry. That dream life. Here are the steps to take:
- Add all ingredients for the oatmeal banana cake except for one banana to a bowl and blend using an immersion blender. You can also use a food processor or a hand blender too.
- The mixture should be on the smoother side, but the recipe doesn’t require for it to be super smooth.
- Preheat the oven to 180C or 350F.
- Chop another banana into small pieces and spread them throughout the batter.
- Line a small baking pan with baking paper and pour the mixture into the pan. Spread the batter using a spoon, so that it’s evenly distributed.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown or until the cake feels firmer to the touch. You do not want to overbake this cake as over the oats will suck the life and moisture out of the banana and make it quite dense. But it’s still delicious, I’m telling you.
- Let it cool off a bit to not burn your tongue on the bananas and enjoy immediately. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
I love the simple flavor of this breakfast oatmeal banana cake. It really makes it perfect for any time of day. However, if you do want here are some add-ins you might want to try:
- Chopped nuts or seeds. These will add some crunch to the cake. I can imagine even sprinkling some slivered almonds on top. I bet it will be really good. Now I have to try it myself. Or with some sunflower seeds or flaxseed if you want to be really really healthy. Be careful if you’re feeding your toddler with this cake though you want to avoid adding chunks of nuts and seeds.
- Other fruit. I can also imagine some blueberries, raspberries or chunks of strawberries in this cake as well. If you want to try this variation, make sure to not add too much and to use fresh rather than frozen fruit. Frozen fruit can make the bake soggy.
- Chocolate chunks. I’m not the biggest fan of the chocolate and banana combo, but you might be! So if you’re craving that chocolate, no reason to not chop up some and add it along with the chopped banana after you blend the batter.
I liked having this banana cake plain, but you can also serve it with some almond or peanut butter drizzled on top or whatever you enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this tasty healthy banana oatmeal cake!
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
- 3 old bananas
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Blend all ingredients except for one banana. You can use a blender, food processor or immersion blender. The mixture won't get super smooth, but it shouldn't be too chunky either.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F.
- Chop the banana that's left and stir it into the batter.
- Line a small baking pan with parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the cake is golden brown or feels firm to the touch.
- Let cool off and enjoy immediately!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g