A Perfect Cake Breakfast Excuse: Fibre-Rich Oat Cake
Oat is one grain that is so rich in fibre and highly recommended for children and adults. Many people take it as cereal; but the good news is, you can use it to make pancakes, swallow (oat eba), smoothie, biscuits, pie, and cake. Oat Cake is not only delicious, it is highly nutritious, especially if you add fruits to it. Guess what? Your children’s tummy will thank you with this fibre-rich healthy cake. And yes, it’s a perfect excuse for having cake as breakfast!
Age: 9 months and older.
2 Cups Oats (I prefer Quaker Oat or calorie-packed Millville Rolled Oat)
1 Cup Wheat Cake Flour
2 Big Size Eggs
1 Cup Evaporated/Powdered Milk
1 tsp. Baking Powder
½ tsp. Baking Soda
150g Butter or Margarine
1 Cup White Sugar
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsps. Vanilla
2 Bananas or Apples (optional) – some blended and some diced.
As usual, grease your pan and set aside. (You can grease with butter/margarine and sprinkle little flour on the grease. That way your cake will come off easily). Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together and place in a bowl. Add Oats (you can choose to blend the Oats into a fine powder, but I prefer leaving as is. At the end, no shaft will be seen once the cake is done), mix all dry ingredients together thoroughly with a fork (or your hand) and set aside. Beat the brown sugar, white sugar and butter together till fluffy for 5 minutes. Separate egg yolks from white, add the yolks to the sugar-butter mix and beat for another 3 minutes or till fully. Then add milk (if it’s evaporated – but if it’s powdered milk, you can add that to the dry ingredients), vanilla and the blended fruits (I used banana). Mix all well but gently – not at the initial mixing speed. At this stage, you can start adding the dry ingredients spoon by spoon and mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well blended and smooth.
In a separate bowl whisk the egg white till it foams. Fold the egg whites into the cake batter with a spatula, this will make the batter very light and make for nice and light cake. Now, add the diced fruit – sprinkle them on the batter and then bake. Bake your cake for 30 mins, and voila, your healthy treat is ready.
This yummy treat is also good for adults.
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