Eat Cake for Breakfast #MorningDoveCake
So this game-changing creation came together one day as I was about to make my favorite oat-flour pancakes (yasss girl that means gluten free) but had no clean pans because I hadn't done the dishes in like a week because I admittedly over-scheduled myself per-usual and just really wanted some freakin' pancakes!!
But, no, I didn't wash the pan---not a chance--there was no time. Instead, I just mixed the ingredients as usual and poured it into a microwave safe bowl, threw it in the microwave, in 30 second intervals--checking to see if it would rise like a big bowl of pancakes. At the 2 1/2--3 minute mark it did! I was basically crying tears of joy as I drizzled agave over my little cake made from simple ingredients and now it's a staple for me.
When did I not eat cake for breakfast?!
Ahahaha no but really, it's absolutely amazing how fast we adapt and become used to our routine--crazy.
Anywho, here's my recipe--regular & vegan version (which isn't as fluffy but is still yummy if I do say so myself)! Now, I will say that we are talking about a healthy breakfast meal made primarily of oats, so you can't go into this expecting a literal cake--it's not supposed to taste like refined white sugar! Think of it as a variation of your classic oatmeal--but for days where you feel extra special ;)
Side note: If you are one of those people who really loves oatmeal or just know how good it is for you but get really bloated a few hours after eating it--i'm right there with you. Given, I do have a digestive disorder that makes it harder to digest things in general, I do everything in my power to limit the un-comfy effects of bloating--because honestly, I know its "natural" but I'd be lying if I said I am willing to settle with feeling bloated more often than not. Blending the oats into a flour/using a blender to mix all the ingredients REALLY HELPS ME. Having the oats already a bit broken down makes the digestion process that much easier...
1/2 cup gluten-free*whole oats or oat flour (any oats will work, whole, quick or steel…just make sure they say “gluten free” if you want a truly gluten free recipe.)
1/3 cup liquid egg whites or the whites from 2 whole eggs (Vegan: sub for 1 TBSP "Neat Egg" prepared)
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 Tsp Baking Powder
Cinnamon to taste (as much as you want)
Optional: Frozen or fresh berries of choice + Raw Honey
*IF you are using pre-ground oats, skip the blender & mix dry and wet by hand! *
1) Put oats, baking powder & cinnamon in small blender or food processor and pulse togther--add a little water if your blender needs the help!
2) Add apple sauce, egg whites or replacer & blend again!
3) The consistency should be THICK but a little consistency variation is normal depending on how much water you used.
4) Pour batter into microwave safe bowl & this is where you have to test for yourself....all microwaves vary and the safest way to do this step is by microwaving for short 30sec-1 minute intervals—checking to make sure it doesn't overflow!
Mine takes about 2 1/2-3 minutes :)
5) You know it's done when the middle peaks a little and you can touch the surface lightly without it leaving behind a wet/oat--y residue! The surface will be pretty smooth!
6) Top with fresh or frozen berries of choice and 1/2 TBSP of raw honey.
*Let me know what ya think babes--just my little twist on your every-day oatmeal ;)*