Most days of the week I want to begin my day with a sweet meal: oatmeal, peanut butter & jelly toast, yogurt and fruit, you get the idea. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good omelet or breakfast scramble, but something about a carb heavy morning meal always hits the spot. While I LOVE pancakes, I hate feeling hungry an hour or two after eating them. The “simple carb” breakfasts like pancakes and waffles do not have enough fiber, protein, or fat to keep me full. I usually end up hungrier than I was before in only an hour or two. To enjoy a breakfast cake AND feel satisfied and full for hours, Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes were born.
These cakes are naturally sweetened with bananas and blueberries (and a small amount of maple syrup) and loaded with whole grains. The dense texture is seriously satisfying and they keep me full for hours.
To make these Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes have even MORE staying power, I like to top them with some peanut butter for some extra fat and protein!
Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes
These dense oat cakes are full of whole grains and naturally sweetened with bananas, blueberries, and a small amount of maple syrup. A breakfast cake that will leave you feeling full and satisfied!
Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl: flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
Heat griddle to 225 degrees F. Spray lightly with oil.
Add wet ingredients to bowl: maple syrup, milk, vanilla, egg, and bananas. Mix until just combined. Gently stir in blueberries.
Scoop batter with 1/4 cup measuring cup and place onto griddle. Flatten out slightly with bottom of cup.
Cook until golden brown. Flip and continue cooking until done.
Top with your choice! I prefer a scoop of peanut butter, slice banana, warmed frozen blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup!
Enjoy fresh or freeze to enjoy all week or even over several weeks (if they last that long)!. To freeze: Let cool in single layer. Place on cookie sheet and let sit in freezer for an hour or so. Transfer to a freezer bag and store in freezer for up to 3-4 weeks. Reheat in the toaster for a warm-in-the-center-crunchy-on-the-outside delicious oat cake!