Cake Batter Oatmeal


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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! 

Healthy {Protein Packed!} Cake Batter Oatmeal- he 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! @thebigmansworld -



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 = keto 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.

Healthy Cake Batter Oatmeal packed with protein and NO sugar, but with the best, creamiest texture- Perfect overnight style or hot! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}-

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 


Healthy Cake Batter Oatmeal

5 from 6 votes
A breakfast bowl which tastes exactly like a classic cake batter but without the nasties- fuel your morning with this healthy dish.
Servings: 1


  • 1/2 cup oat bran [Gluten Free- use GF oats]
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/4 cups dairy free milk of choice divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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 tablespoon coconut flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoon natvia natural sweetener or sweetener of choice
  • 1-2 tablespoon 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.
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. When I was having oatmeal regularly I always whisked in a whole egg, especially for protein and texture reasons. And also always a tbsp of ground flax seeds for fiber! Those were the basic ingredients in my oatmeals everyday. So good!

  2. I am making this tomorrow for lunch!

    And please make a baklava version. My mom would love it.

    I drown my sorrows in ice cream or froyo with tons of oreo crumbles!

  3. Oh my, cake batter oatmeal sounds really great and it’s healthy too?! Thanks for the wonderful recipe, I’m definitely going to try it!

  4. Wow… This makes my current bowl of oatmeal look sad…. I think I need to spruce up my breakfast! I’m just so hungry in the morning that I want breakfast ready right away! I’m gonna have to invest some time in doing overnight oats.

  5. I’ve never tried oat bran, but this sounds delicioussss. Can you get coconut flour at woolies?

  6. You are like an evil genius with all of these concoctions. Your passion for food always comes through in your recipes.

  7. What perfect timing! I have just about embarked on a love affair with oat bran (thank you Miss P!) I will be doing a take on this I’m sure 🙂 . Oooh baklava oatmeal? If it has that surupy sweet thing going I think I’d be all over it; I need to check that out.

  8. Yessssss please! This is really exaxtly for Stefan! And meeee 😀
    Sounds absolutely delicious! I need to stock up on protein powder and then I need to eat this this weekend before the Whole30 starts!!!
    Baklava isn’t for me. Way too sweet. So I guess I would pass on the baklava oatmeal. Especially when some cake batter oatmeal pudding waits! I never had oatbran but now I am intrigued to try it!
    Chocolate always helps me to drown my sorrows.
    Have a lovely weekend!

    1. You need to try with oatbran- It is such a creamier texture which works so well with this specific recipe!

      Maybe I should try out a whole30 fake oatmeal recipe for you. 🙂

  9. Never heard of oatmeal pudding! This recipe sounds fabulous… and I’m not normally a fan of cake batter flavored things! I usually drown my sorrows in ice cream. And my excitements. And my…anythings. HA!

  10. You had me at cake! Love oat bran and usually go for a half oat bran, half oat mix when cooking oatmeal on the stove! I’ve never been huge on baklava but I do think the flavours full work rather well in oatmeal…only one way to tell! As for drowning my sorrows, pass over the ice cream pleeeease :-)!

    1. I love using the mix of both too, but I had to accommodate it to taste the flavour! Oh ice cream….it can do no wrong!

  11. Oh hello cake batter porridge – that sounds delicious!
    Please make a baklava – i LOVE baklava. They have a little baklava shop near my sister’s house and it is insane!