The taste and texture of a classic cake batter but in a healthy breakfast oatmeal form! This Cake Batter Oatmeal is gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and has a vegan option- Perfect to be eaten hot OR cold!
I’ve been on abit of a bender coming up with combinations to post when it comes to pancakes or waffles. I like to think outside the box or use my favourite store bought things as inspiration.
Anzac Biscuits = Anzac Biscuit Pancakes
Lamingtons = Aussie Lamington Pancakes
Caramel and Pecan Gelato = No Bake Caramel and Pecan Granola Bars
Subway White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies = White Chocolate and Macadamia Oatmeal Pudding
The other day, I wanted to try and recreate an amazing Baklava into a Baklava oatmeal. That idea was shot down by the maven herself, Davida.
I drowned my sorrows in my newest obsession- Cake batter.
Scrap that-Cake Batter Oatmeal Pudding– which is healthy and filling and the ideal start to your morning….or to heal your wounds.
So how does this Oatmeal Pudding taste like cake batter? Well. Hear me out. I used oat bran as it lends to a creamier texture than classic rolled oats do. A vanilla protein powder lends a protein boost, with the flavour of a cake batter base. The key ingredients, however, are the whole egg and the coconut flour. Adding a whole egg and the coconut flour in the cooking process allows for a dense, cake texture. Ensure you add the extra milk as the coconut flour absorbs liquid better than a sponge.
Next time someone shoots down your ideas- Build a bridge, get over it, and eat cake batter…oatmeal pudding.
Healthy Cake Batter Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup oat bran [Gluten Free- use GF oats]
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 1/4 cups dairy free milk of choice, divided
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 large egg (for a vegan option, sub for 1 flax egg- 1 T flax + 3 T water)
- 1 scoop of vanilla or unflavoured protein powder (optional)*
- 1 T coconut flour, sifted
- 2 tsp natvia natural sweetener (or sweetener of choice)
- 1-2 T shredded coconut
- Nut butter/toppings of choice
- Combine oat bran, salt and 1 cup of milk in a saucepan or microwave safe bowl until most of the liquid is absorbed. Whisk in the whole egg very well and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes, or until the egg is fully cooked and oats are fluffy.
- Stir in the vanilla protein powder, sweetener of choice, vanilla essence and coconut flour until fully combined- Oat bran mixture should be extremely thick. Add in the extra 1/4 cup of milk and ensure it is well mixed. Once this is done, refrigerate uncovered.
- The next morning, stir the oatmeal very well before adding the shredded coconut and nut butter/toppings of choice.
- The protein powder is optional- If you omit or used an unsweetened one, ensure you add some honey/maple syrup/brown sugar/sweetener of choice. Ensure you use the whole egg and not egg whites as it provides the cake batter like texture. If you don't have coconut flour, add a tablespoon of flaxmeal, oat flour or an extra tablespoon of shredded coconut.
Have a great weekend folks- Hope to see you join in some Spill it, Sunday action!
Have you eaten oat bran before?
What do you think of baklava oatmeal?
How do you drown your sorrows?