Breakfast Oatmeal Cake

by Kiran on July 1, 2014 · 32 comments

in Baking, Breakfast/Brunch, Cake

O‘ hail the oatmeal!

One of my favorite breakfast ever. Or snack. Even dessert. Oh whatever, it’s just so good!

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And now in a form of a cake! Can it get anymore better than this? Instead of slaving over a hot stove for oatmeal or pancakes, bake a cake and have it family style!

Oh please, don’t even forget about drizzles of maple glaze. Its life-changing.

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Makes an 8 inch square cake


  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups of buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For maple glaze:

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice


  1. Soak rolled oats with buttermilk for an hour. Once soaked, prepare cake batter.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Line cake pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer fitter with a paddle, beat eggs on medium for a minute. Drizzle in sugars and beat to combine. Add coconut oil and vanilla extract. Beat just until combined.
  4. Sift dry ingredients in a bowl. With the mixer on low, gradually add dry ingredients and soaked oats. Beat until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Add batter into lined cake pan and smooth the top. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until tooth-pick inserted in the center, comes out clean.
  6. Using the parchment paper, lift cake out of the cake pan and allow to completely cool on a cooling rack.
  7. Once cake cools, combine glaze ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle all over to your hearts content.


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Off to snack, over a cake. Totally legit, right?

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1 Rosa July 1, 2014 at 11:56 AM

That’s a great idea. Your healthy breakfast cake looks so good. I’ll have to try it soon.



2 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Thanks Rosa! You know how much I love my breakfast oatmeal. This is perfect and you can have a cake too, what’s not to love 🙂

Do let me know how it tastes, if and when you try!

3 Rosa July 4, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Ondeed! 😉

I will. 🙂

4 Rosa July 4, 2014 at 6:49 PM
5 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 1, 2014 at 1:08 PM

I guess I’m a much more into dinner than lunch. I like breakfasts too. In Italy I used to have breakfast with cakes like this one so I’m totally on your side!
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6 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Daniela — yay for breakfast cakes!

7 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health July 1, 2014 at 1:53 PM

i am more into dinner because usually i do not make time for breakfast or lunch except for the weekend.
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8 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Dixya — weekend brunch is just as delicious 🙂

9 Sophie33 July 1, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Beautiful,tasty creations, dear Kiran! Mmmmmmm! I am so going to make them soon!
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10 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Sophie — yay! i hope you love it as much 🙂 xo

11 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 2, 2014 at 12:01 PM

My favourite meal is breakfast. Can’t wait to try this! They look awesome.
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12 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Angie — you make the most delicious breakfast baked goods my dear 🙂

13 Shashi @ RunninSrilankan(dot)com July 2, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Oatmeal in cake form – yup I will take another slice for sure!
Love your use of buttermilk, Kiran – I have made something similar before, but have never thought to use buttermilk! Awesome idea!

14 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Shashi — thank you! buttermilk keeps it so moist and lends a delicious flavor 🙂

15 Daniela July 2, 2014 at 6:20 PM

I could have this any time of the day, no restrictions please, it’s too good 🙂
Must try it for our next Sunday brunch.
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16 Kiran July 4, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Daniela — no restrictions when it comes to oatmeal in cake! Please do let me know how it tastes. Enjoy! xo

17 Archana @ The Perfect Zest July 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

you hit it out of the park! I avoid oatmeal – it makes me gag.. but a cake – that I can totally do!!

18 Kiran July 9, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Archana — me on the other hand, can’t survive without oatmeal. i can understand the putoff due to texture. Hoping this cake will make you a convert 😉

ps: just a tip — try dry roasting oats and only use rolled oats. Not the instant variety. Rolled/whole oats gives it a much substantive texture and doesn’t break down into a mush.

19 Chantal July 3, 2014 at 2:33 AM

Hi love this!
This Oatmeal Cake looks so yummy!
And the photos are really nice.
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20 Kiran July 9, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Hi Chantal. Thank you so much 🙂

21 Kathryn July 3, 2014 at 4:50 AM

I love cake for breakfast!

22 Kiran July 10, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Kathryn — don’t we all 😉

23 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 3, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Cake for breakfast? I’d get up early for this?!
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24 Ventair Modular kitchen July 3, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Looks soo tempting n delicious….mouthwatering here..
Thanks for sharing such wonderful post… 🙂

25 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence July 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

YUM!! This looks so tasty. I wish I had a slice of this cake for breakfast 🙂
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26 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 3, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Yum, a big slice would go perfectly with my morning coffee!
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27 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You July 4, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Cake for breakfast is the best way to start the day, definitely… This one looks so good, Kiran, that if I could I would reach several slices of it through my PC monitor.
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28 Laura Dembowski July 6, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Cake that I can eat for breakfast? Yes please! Love oatmeal cakes!
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29 Monet July 6, 2014 at 11:53 PM

What a wonderful way to get more oats into my day! This cake looks heavenly. Moist and flavorful. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing a lovely breakfast treat!

30 Lail | With A Spin July 12, 2014 at 6:27 PM

I am into dinner as that’s really the only meal we can have as a family. Then again, I love weekend brunches. Lovely cake.
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31 Shalini November 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

This is a great recipe. I made this over the weekend and it came out wonderful. I subbed some of the ingrdients
used home made yogurt instead of buttermilk
subbed 1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour with almond flour
used ghee instead of coconut oil and reduced it to 1/4 cup

I served it with warm maple syrup and my kids loved it. Thank you for sharing this awesome and healthy recipe.


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