My regular readers will know by now that I always need inspiration for breakfast. So when I came across Laura’s microwave raspberry oat cakes, I woke up the next morning with a spring in my step, eager to try them.
I’m a big fan of porridge for little ones as there are so many variations you can do, and this is a brilliant different way to use porridge oats. It’s also super quick and open to variations.
These mini oat cakes would be perfect for baby-led weaning, ideal finger food for a toddler snack, and I even made another for my afternoon tea!
Laura makes hers with frozen raspberries. I first tried frozen strawberries and then some raisins I’d soaked in warm water (if giving to a baby, it’s important to first soak any dry fruit to avoid any possible choking hazard). Try to use a banana that’s as ripe as possible as it will be sweeter (actually this is another great recipe for using up overripe bananas).
They were a great success with Nicholas who called them biscuits and dunked them in milk. He said ‘yum’ in English and Italian as well as signing it, interspersed with requests for ‘more!’. I couldn’t have been happier 🙂
Check out more of Laura’s budget-friendly family recipes on her blog Small Wallet Big Appetite.
BABY OAT CAKES
Prep time: 3 mins
Cook time: 4 mins
Makes 1 oat cake
1/2 medium banana
1/4 cup (20g) raw porridge oats
A pinch of cinnamon
4-5 pieces of chopped frozen strawberry
Mash the banana in a small microwave-safe bowl (I used one that was about 10cm across at the bottom).
Add the cinnamon and oats, mixing well so all the oats are covered in banana.
Gently mix through the frozen pieces of strawberry.
Press the mixture down firmly into the bottom of the bowl and cook in the microwave on high for 3-4 minutes until it turns into a firm little cake.
Tip the mini cake out. Once cooled, cut it into wedges.
- use other frozen berries instead of strawberries
- use dried fruit (raisins, chopped apricots, etc) instead of strawberry, but soak them beforehand if giving to a baby
Oh I am so pleased he loved them so much. We woke up cold this morning so having a round of this for breakfast was just to thing to wake us up. This time I kept is simple with an over ripe banana and some cinnamon. 🙂
I would happily make these every morning, Laura! It’s a brilliant recipe x
What a lovely way to use oatmeal. Nicholas is one smart lad – they do look a bit like cookies @ sound delicious!!
Ha, yes I guess they do 🙂
I just made this! I love how easy it is and can be prepared just using the microwave. Thanks for sharing and keep posting your lovely recipes. Big thanks !
Thank YOU 🙂 So glad you like them and they are fantastically easy x
is there any way that you can cook these in the oven. I dont have a microwave
Sorry David for not replying sooner, I was trying them out in the oven.
So instead of pushing the mixture into the bottom of a bowl and microwaving, put the mixture on a baking tray lined with baking paper and push down into a flat circle. Bake at 180C for 10-15mins until golden and they feel firm. You can then cut it into wedges when it’s cool.
Hope this helps!
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what are porridge oats? This sounds great, I would love to make them for our littles.