First off, I’d like to announce the randomly chosen winner of the CSN giveaway. Congratulations…
You will be receiving an email from me shortly with the $35 CSN gift code. Thanks to everyone who entered! I would love to give all of you gift cards 🙂
Now, here is an easy recipe for Breakfast cakes. You can make a huge batch of them and save them for the week, but they are so quick and easy to make that you can make them the morning-of, too.
Breakfast Oat Cakes
~These little cakes can are completely versatile and can be made into any flavor you want! Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free (make sure you use gluten-free oats), and of course, Sugar-free!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup oat flour (simply blend oats in blender to make oat flour)
- 1/2 cup chia gel (mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 1/2 cup water and let sit for 20 minutes, or until they “puff up”)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Extra: you may add any nuts, fruit, or spices you like. My favorite add-in lately is cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins. It tastes like a oatmeal raisin cookie!
Preheat oven to 375*. In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients. The dough should be thick and stick together. Adjust liquid amount if needed to create muffins, cookies, or biscuit cakes. If you feel like muffins, add more chia gel. A little less gel for cookies, and even less for biscuit cakes.
Roll into balls, plop dough with a spoon, shape into biscuits on a cookies sheet, or fill a muffin pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Makes 12 breakfast cakes. (But why keep this recipe just for breakfast? They are perfect any time of day! Especially snack time or tea time 😉 )
- Oats: Full of both soluble and insoluble fiber, oats are known to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. For more information about this amazing grain, click HERE for a post I wrote last year.
- Chia: Because of this little seed’s extraordinary ability to retain water, it is great for hydration. The ancient Aztecs and Mayans used to carry it with them on long journeys to increase their strength and endurance. It also helps balance blood sugar levels. Chia seeds are great sources of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Are you a morning person or a night person?
I am definitely a morning person. I can never sleep in, and I love going to bed early. Like Benjamin Franklin said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” 😉