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Breakfast Cake?

24 Jun

When you have very ripe bananas, you know it’s time to bake.  I decided to try creating the perfect breakfast cake.

Don’t judge me.  I know we’ve all had cake for breakfast before.  This cake, is perfect for breakfast–part coffee cake; part oatmeal muffin; part banana cake; part oatmeal choclate bars.  It’s oatmeal banana cake with a crumb topping.

Start by making the topping.  Mix and set aside:

  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional-I left them out because I work in a nut free school)

In a large mixing bowl mix in order:

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 3 bananas mashed in a bowl with 1/4 tsp. soda


Set this aside and melt 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Grease a 9 x 13 cake pan and pour the batter into it.  Drop the melted chocolate chips around the top and cut it in with a knife.  Sprinkle the topping on and bake in a 350ºF oven for about 50 minutes.

Yep, the perfect breakfast cake of champions!