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Aug262011

oat bake birthday breakfast cake!

Let’s go backwards a little bit.

To the start of the birthday celebration.

Breakfast.

If you live 4 blocks away from me.

And it is your birthday.

I will make you breakfast.

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Apparently I’m obsessed with sprinkles.  I feel like I just discovered their existence.  It seems like I’ve been putting them in + on everything, but really it happened all in 1 day.

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So how do you make birthday breakfast extra special, while still staying super healthy?

OAT BAKE BIRTHDAY BAKES

In 2 varieties.

Because, well, I like variety and I know the birthday girl does too.

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So what do we have here?

BAKE #1 – Vanilla “funfetti” Oat Bake

My favorite cake for years, was the Pillsbury Funfetti vanilla cake.  Right mom?  I’ve always been obsessed with all things vanilla.  That’s not going to change.

Bake #2 – Lemon Oat Bake

The oat flour gives the bakes a little softer + sweet texture in comparison to the buckwheat bakes.  I thought it would make a much better “cake” texture, while still being super healthy.  It worked!  Very cake-like!

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Vanilla “Funfetti” Oat Bake [serves 1]

  • 1/4c oat flour [freshly ground from whole oat groats or steel cut, in a blender]
  • 1T chia seeds
  • 2T unsweetened applesauce
  • 3T unsweetened almond milk
  • 1T raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4t baking powder
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • 1.5t sucanat [opt]
  • 1T sprinkles [opt]
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350* + grease a small baking dish. [~4-5” diameter 1-2” deep, or 3 muffin tins, or 2-3 ramekins]
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg.
  3. Whisk in applesauce, vanilla + almond milk.
  4. Mix in oat flour, groats, chia seeds, sucanat, salt + baking powder until just combined. 
  5. Stir in sprinkles, if using.
  6. Pour into well-greased or parchment lined baking dish, spread evenly, and bake for 32-36min, until a toothpick comes out almost clean.
  7. Slide a knife around the edge and flip out onto a plate. 

Lemon Oat Bake [serves 1]

  • 1/4c oat flour [freshly ground from whole oat groats or steel cut, in a blender]
  • 1T chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3T unsweetened almond milk
  • 1T raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4t baking powder
  • 1/2t vanilla extract
  • 1/2t lemon extract
  • 1.5t lemon zest
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350* + grease a small baking dish. [~4-5” diameter 1-2” deep, or 3 muffin tins, or 2-3 ramekins]
  2. In a small bowl, mash the banana with a fork, until egg-like.
  3. Whisk in the egg.
  4. Whisk in vanilla, lemon extract, lemon zest + almond milk.
  5. Mix in oat flour, groats, chia seeds, salt + baking powder until just combined.  
  6. Pour into well-greased or parchment lined baking dish, spread evenly, and bake for 32-37min, until a toothpick comes out almost clean.
  7. Slide a knife around the edge and flip out onto a plate. 

*For high altitude set your oven to 375*

*I didn’t add any extra sweetener in the lemon version because the banana helped sweeten, without leaving much, if any, banana flavor.

*Feel free to sub raw buckwheat flour instead of oat flour, but add 1T extra almond milk.

The next question was, what to top them with?

Local + organic peaches?  Yes!

Banana?  Yes again.

Cake Batter Cashew Butter?  Ohhh yes.

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And probably a little coconut butter as well.

Sinful looking.

Sinful tasting.

Filled with healthy, gluten-free, birthday goodness.

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Funfetti lives on!!

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Birthday breakfast has never been better.

Here’s how Kelsey enjoyed hers!

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Happy Saturday!

Go eat something delicious.

Ashley

Reader Comments (65)

That looks so delicious! I would love that as a birthday breakfast, no, as an any day breakfast!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

Oh yay! I always see your buckwheat cakes but don't have buckwheat! My birthday is Monday, so I think I might have to make this for myself and top with the cake batter cashew butter I made!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLorin

Wow! What a great birthday breakfast! The sprinkles are so much fun! I haven't used them in years, but after seeing this and your cashew butter, I may have to go and get some.
Both of these cakes look wonderful! I've never tried oat flour in a breakfast bake before, but it sounds delicious! I LOVE your buckwheat bakes, and I'm sure I'll love these too.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

I want to live 4 blocks from you too!

What a great breakfast idea! :-) Love it!

My birthday is in 6 days, and I am SO making this!! :D

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma (Sweet Tooth Runner)

Perfect bday breakfast haha! Actually, it would make a great anytime breakfast, those sprinkles are great :)

i too wish i lived near by. what kind of sprinkles do you use? the only ones i have seen have scary ingreds, but your desserts (errr...breakfasts) look so fun and i would love to make mine as pretty and joyful!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelise

that looks soooo good! the sprinkles just make me wanna dive in!!!

NOW! :)

Funfetti was my favorite! The boyfriend still requests it on his birthday.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn@TheTieDyeFIles

What a good friend! I would love to live 4 blocks away from you and have this for my birthday breakfast. :-)

Hey -- I lied -- my birthday is actually next wednesday [and the wednesday after that... and the wednesday after that...] -- So see you next week same time same place! Cheers!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterkL---CEE

These look fun and delicious! What a great way to start a birthday!

I think I am going to print this off and put it somewhere my husband can "find" it so I get this made for my birthday breakfast in a few weeks! hehe

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Incredible looking! It seriously looks exactly like a funfetti birthday cake, which are my all time favorite. I'd take boxed funfetti over a gourmet wedding cake just about any day hah!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatie @KatieDid

I need to move 4 blocks from you apparently :)
I did just eat something delicious, your banana cornbread bake. Absolutely love that one, it's my go-to Saturday morning bfast b/c it's so easy but still tastes delicious. I actually subbed in 1 tbsp. oats for the buckwheat this time since I was too lazy to grind more groats. Still came out great!

[...] made her cake batter cashew butter last night and fell in luuuuurve. I was dreaming of ways to use it in breakfast this morning. I was [...]

Haha, that's awesome! So glad you like that one...it's one of my fav's too! :)

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Funfetti wedding cake would be HILARIOUS!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

What's his email? I'll make sure he "finds" it. ;)

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I wish you lived 4 blocks away!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hmmm, I think I see a pattern...

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I think I've bought sprinkles once in the past 5 years. They're definitely the cheapies...just Wilton brand. Scary I'm sure, but one container won't kill me..hopefully!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Perfect timing...enjoy!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Definitely a good anytime bfast!!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

The oat flour is a nice change of pace. A little bit lighter + sweeter. I'm glad you love the buckwheat bakes!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You can sub out oat flour + 1T rolled oats, instead of buckwheat flour + 1T raw buckwheat groats for any of the buckwheat bake recipes! :) Hope you like this recipe!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Definitely an any-day breakfast. :)

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Funfetti Cake will always hold a special place in my heart! That was my birthday cake of choice up until age 12 when I started baking my own cakes from scratch!
That oat bake looks fabulous, too! I'll definitely try that! :-D

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Teenage Taste

Love Kelsey's plate - that's exactly how I would've done it - too hard to choose between those two beauties :)

Also? I REALLY want to be your neighbor come my birthday...haha

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

Yes, I want cake. And I want it for breakfast. I don't even want to wait for my birthday in December.

Also, sprinkles really do make EVERYTHING better.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

That's quite possibly the cutest birthday breakfast I've ever seen. You outdid yourself my dear!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela (Oh She Glows)

Super cute breakfast ideas!! :)

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee

Oh my gooooooooodness!!!! Some major drooling going on here ;) I think I'm going to pick up some buckwheat groats at the store today and just maybe the funfetti bake will make it into my breakfast tomorrow :P

I made your cake batter cashew butter (pictures on my blog), and WOW O WOW it was amazing!!!! You have some of THE most amazing recipes!! :D

<3 <3

my birthday's coming up, i am DEFINITELY making the funfetti cake. and sorry for all the comments, i'm just a little obsessed with your blog right now

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterclaudia

Mmmmm - what a childhood favortite!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ Jess Go Bananas

So cute, very creative!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

I just found your blog & am so glad that I did! I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas (especially wheat-free ones) so this is a jackpot in my eyes.

These remind me of a funfetti cookie recipe I invented about a month ago. Definitely a life changer ;)

These look AMAZING!! Where did you get the dishes you cooked them in?

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKayla

I loved funfetti as a kid, too!! I would just take a spoon to a tub of funfetti icing, ha!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

hmmmm I may just have to call you on my birthday...

Can't wait to make these!!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis (hummusapien)

I got a set of 4 mini crock pots at Bed, Bath + Beyond. I know they also have them at World Market and Crate + Barrel also has similar mini crocks too.

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'm so glad you did too! Thanks for saying hi. :) Enjoy the breakfast creations...they're my favorite and delicious for non-GF peeps too!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Comment away my dear. :)

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Oooh, I hope you like it!! I'm so so glad you liked the cashew butter!! I'll have to check it out on your bloggo. :) And I really appreciate your sweet comment about my recipes. That means a lot!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Ang ;) Wish I could make you breakfast!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Haha, of course you want cake. ;)

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Come on overrrr!!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

This is genius. Some people have birthday weeks...I'ma make mine a bday year! MUST TRY!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLee @ Fit Foodie Finds

These look super yummy! I love the funfetti cake, too. Chocolate is my flavor, not vanilla, but there's something about white cake that's just too perfect.

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarissa

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