written by Lauren Curl-Ferrell on October 1, 2021.
Let Them Eat Cake
The first time I yelled out to my family that we were eating birthday cake for breakfast they about lost their minds. My 8 year old was basically ninja dancing his way to the kitchen and my 4 year old was doing cartwheels. My partner shouted out from the bathroom "Wait? What really?" I shouted back with a definitive yes, high kicked my pantry open, and got to cooking.
What my family didn't realize was that I wasn't actually making birthday cake for breakfast, I was making birthday cake flavored baked oats for breakfast.
Needless to say, when I handed each of them their bowl of oats - they didn't even realize they weren't eating some form of cake.
Not only is this recipe mega healthy, but it's also filling and satisfying. It can be made to be gluten free, and it's nut free. The versatility with this one is astronomical and it's a box office hit in my home.
Now, every weekend, I get asked by my oldest when we're having birthday cake for breakfast again. I look at my partner, wink, and then karate chop open my pantry again. "Let's do this!"
But Who Has The Time To Make Cake For Breakfast?
You do. Trust me. Believe me, internet stranger about to be turned friend. You have it. This recipe takes, like, 2 mins to make and then a simple 15 minutes in the oven.
Once the timer goes off, everyone can dive right in. There's no chilling time. There's no cooling time. There's only cake time. And I'm ALL about that life.
If you have any little ones in the house, they can also join in making their own. My 4 year old loves adding the sprinkles and my 8 year old is weirdly obsessed with smashing the bananas up.
So let's hop to it.
The Jist Of It
As I mentioned above, this recipe has a 15 minute baking time and about a 2 minute "throw everything in your dish and mix with a fork" time.
It's made with simple ingredients that can be found at the grocery store.
This recipe also makes 1 bowl of oats. So double it, or triple it, when you're making it for the fam. One recipe per person!
It contains rolled oats, banana, honey, nut milk, an amazing protein powder that has digestive enzymes, prebiotics, and probiotics built right into it, vanilla, baking powder, and maple syrup for sweetness. You can also add as many sprinkles as your heart desires - or if you don't want to, don't. This tastes amazing even without the sprinkles.
How To Make It (video included)
This is the step by step on how to prepare and make your birthday cake protein oats.
1. First grab a small baking dish and preheat the oven
Make sure to butter the inside of it so your "cake" doesn't stick to the sides. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Add in your banana first
Mash it up using a fork. Or if you're trying to be fancy, use a masher. Just mash it, ya know.
3. Add in the oats next
I like to chop my oats up in my magic bullet first so that they're fine and almost powder like. You can by them finely grated, but really - just blend them for a few seconds and you're good to go.
4. Add in the rest of your ingredients minus the sprinkles
Pour in the milk, your Plant Powered Protein, vanilla, baking powder, maple syrup, and the pinch of salt. Give everything a mix together using a fork or small whisk.
5. Sprinkle Time
Pour some sprinkles in and then mix it in with the fork or whisk. Once it's mixed, add a layer of sprinkles on the top.
6. Put it in the oven
At 350 degrees, this mini birthday cake protein oats recipe will cook for 15 minutes. Once it's done, use your oven mits to pull it out and then you can eat it once it hits whatever temperature feels great to you.
Full Recipe Breakdown
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: Dealer's choice
You can find these at your local grocer's store or online.
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1/3 cup of milk of your choice.
- 1 scoop of NB Pure Plant Powered Protein
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- Sprinkles: your call on how many you want.
Optional add ins:
- For extra fiber, add in 1 tablespoons of NB Pure Daily Multi Fiber
- Chopped peanuts for extra crunch.
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2. Take out a small baking dish.
3. Butter the inside of the baking dish.
4. Put in 1/2 a banana and mash well with a fork.
5. Add in 1/2 cup of oats, 1/3 cup of milk, and 1 scoop of NB Pure Plant Powered Protein.
6. Use your fork to whisk those together.
7. Next, add in 1/2 tsp. of vanilla, 1/2 tsp. of baking powder, 1 tbsp. of maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. Mix everything together.
8. Add in as many sprinkles as you'd like and mix together. Add a layer of sprinkles to the top.
9. Pop in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.