“Eat diamonds for breakfast and shine all day!” 🙂 Well this oatmeal cake will most definitely prepare your body to ROCK the day!
This recipe crossed my path when friends in my gym let me taste a piece of this yummy cake. I was sold and immediately wanted to bake one myself. This power food original recipe was published in a Dutch magazine (source unknown, unfortunately), and therefore I made it my life mission to share this recipe with all the Fit Girls around the world!
I did change two ingredients in this recipe by coincidence 😉 One time I had a “crap-I-ran-out-of-oatmeal” situation and needed a quick fix: muesli. And I added a more healthy flavour to it. So put on your kitchen apron and start collecting the follow ingredients, because this cake will give you superpowers!
- 2 tea cups oats
- 1 tea cup muesli
- 2 tea cups water
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 or 1/2 tea cup raisins
HOW TO PREPARE:
You need to mix 3 ingredients one day before you are planning to bake this cake according to the original recipe in order to have the best result. The friend from my gym said that one hour before baking the cake could also be enough for the ingredients to mix well together 🙂 So decide for yourself whatever works in your timeframe, but make sure the ingredients are mixed well together before you add the rest of the ingredients into the mixture.
Get a bowl and mix the oatmeal, muesli and water. Let this mix stand overnight covered up with foil in the bowl on your kitchen dresser. The water needs to be completely absorbed by the oatmeal and muesli.
The next day you first preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. While it heats up, you mix the eggs, the cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking powder and raisins with the oatmeal-muesli mixture in the bowl. You don’t need a kitchen machine for this, simply stir it up with a spoon.
You could also, instead of raisins, mix cranberry’s, unsalted nuts, slices of apple in this cake. Whatever has your preference 😉 Pour the mixture into a baking dish or baking pan covered with baking paper. Leave it in the oven for half an hour and check with a skewer if the inside of the cake is dry enough. Leave it in the oven a bit longer if the mixture sticks on the skewer and check it again after 5 till 10 minutes.
I really hope you give this oatmeal cake a try! Let me know in the comments below if you recognize the recipe so we can thank the creator of it with cherries on top! 😉