Banana Oat Cakes

I needed a new breakfast idea since I was getting tired of eating yogurt everyday. I like things that I can take on the go, since I’m often rushing out the door in the mornings. This is a good breakfast-on-the-go and also works well as a snack or a small dessert. It goes great with coffee in the mornings!

Banana Oat Cakes

This recipe is pretty simple to make, which makes me like it even more. It’s pretty dense too, which means that one piece does a pretty good job for a quick breakfast. I like using browned butter in my recipes, and it always smells so good when it’s browning on the stovetop.

The dry ingredients get mixed together and the wet ingredients get mixed together separately, with the bananas getting mixed with the dry ingredients.

The combined batter gets dumped into an 8×8 baking dish. I lined mine with parchment paper and sprayed it with cooking spray to make it easier to separate from the dish. Baking it in the oven gives the top a nice golden brown color.


Banana Oat Cakes


Banana Oat Cakes

Adapted from: Bon Appétit’s Banana-Oat Snack Cake

Servings: 12


  • 6 tbsp. butter, browned
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Melt butter on stovetop until it starts to form and brown bits start to form. Let cool (you can whisk in an ice cube to hasten the process)
  3. Mix together oats, flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt
  4. Whisk together brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract
  5. Slowly blend browned butter into sugar mixture
  6. Slice bananas into dry mixture and mix to coat
  7. Mix batters together and pour into an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper
  8. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes, until top starts to turn brown
  9. Let cool and cut into 12 pieces
  10. Nom nom nom!

Estimated Nutritional Information (per piece): 233 calories; 7.4g fat; 46.3mg cholesterol; 23.5mg sodium; 56.7mg potassium; 39.2g carbs; 3.8g protein


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