What is better than the smell of baked goodies on a Sunday morning? Yes, cake for breakfast! That doesn’t necessarily mean that you can only eat this on Sundays, either way this creamy banana breakfast cake with pumpkin seeds is a must try.
The base of this cake is something that you can use for different sort of things. You can make muffins with it, or bake some really fluffy pancakes. This time I really thought a breakfast cake would be a good idea. Yes, I had it for breakfast, it could also be a nice snack to have a little pick me up in the afternoon or to surprise your friends and family with over the weekend.
What makes this cake so creamy you ask? My secret ingredient and also to add in some healthy veggies: avocado. The avocado gives the cake that extra creaminess, but also the healthy fat to keep you fuller for longer. And do you want to know another secret? There is more veg to this cake. To give it a little extra color and nutrition of course too, I added in a carrot. To be honest, this was a carrot that just needed to be eaten and I thought: ‘why not add it into my cake as well?’ And the best thing is that you don’t even taste it and it is just as if you have a regular cake in front of you. How cool is that?
What do you need for the banana breakfast cake?
- 1 banana
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 eggs
- 1 scoop plant based protein powder (optional)
- cinnamon to taste
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
How do you make the banana breakfast cake?
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius
- Grease a oven tin with some (coconut)oil
- Put all the ingredients in a blender or nutribullet
- Pulse until all the ingredients have blended into a mix
- Pour the cake mix into the oven tin
- Decorate with the pumpkin seeds
- Bake for around 30 minutes or until the cake comes out dry
Notes: this is a big breakfast, so you can eat it for brunch or when you are really hunger. Or just split it up between you and your partner/friend/or you the next day. If you are vegan you can replace the eggs with a chia or flax egg.