Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake is the perfect complement to your morning cup of coffee. (Yes, please!!)

The crazy thing is that this Healthy Banana Breakfast Cake is SO easy to make and guilt-free.  It’s my alternative to my usual morning bowl of oats when I’m craving something that feels more “indulgent” (there’s something special about biting into a freshly-baked treat).

I can feel good knowing that it is just as healthy as my morning oats (and has extra protein to boot), but all the flavor and delicate crumb that I crave with my morning cup of coffee!

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake

Busy morning? I love to make this Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake at the beginning of the week (or the evening before a full day) and keep it in the fridge. I just pop a piece in the microwave for a few seconds, drizzle with natural peanut butter, and voila! Perfect for a grab and go breakfast on a busy morning.

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake
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5 from 2 votes

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oatmeal Certified Gluten Free if needed, pulsed in food processor to make a coarse flour  
  • 1 36g scoop Vanilla Protein Powder* a little over 1/3 cup measured
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup All Natural Peanut Butter or nut butter of preference
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or your milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp Applesauce
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil  
  • 1 tsp Vanilla omit if using vanilla protein
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp Chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • Add Raisins & walnuts if desired my favorite combo, but check out the other suggestions below
  • *we currently use Purely Inspired organic vegetable based protein powder but we’ve use whey protein in this recipe before too.

Instructions

  • 1. In small bowl whisk together first 5 dry ingredients.
  • 2. Blend the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl with electric mixer or vigorously stirring for a few minutes.
  • 3. Combine dry ingredients with wet and mix until smooth, a minute or two.
  • 4. Pour into greased 8×8 pan and smooth.
  • 5. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden and toothpick comes out clean.
  • 6. Drizzle with peanut butter (my favorite) or maple syrup and enjoy!
Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake

Other add ins you might want to try instead of raisins and walnuts:

Let me know if you give this Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake a try! There are endless possibilities for how you could change up the flavor profile, but this is my “go-to” version. I’d love to hear of any new twists that you come up with too!

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cake

If you are feeling inspired and want more gluten free health-i-fied recipes, check out my favorite Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two and these amazing Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes!

Bon Appétit!

XO Abigail

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36 Comments

  1. Reply

    Caitlin McLeod

    06/12/2020

    Yummy!!! THis looks delicious! I love healthy variations of these types of things, I am a sucker for sweets for breakfast 🙂

    • Reply

      Abigail

      06/12/2020

      Thanks, Caitlin! 🙂

  2. Reply

    Rina

    06/12/2020

    I love anything BANANA bread, and this one has a lot of yummy ingredients! Cake for breakfast can be indeed healthy. I love that you incorporated some protein powder and limited sugar definitely is appealing!! I will have to test this myself very soon :).

    • Reply

      Abigail

      06/12/2020

      Aw, thanks Rina! We hope you enjoy it too!

  3. Reply

    Veronica

    06/12/2020

    This looks so delicious! I haven’t tried the combination of peanut butter with banana. You make it look so good. I’ll have to try this recipe for sure. 🤤

    • Reply

      Abigail

      06/12/2020

      Thanks, Veronica! We hope you enjoy it! It’s so nice to make ahead for busy days… 🙂

  4. Reply

    Cathy

    06/12/2020

    Looks great! I love to make breakfast dishes like this that I can eat all week! Thanks!

    • Reply

      Abigail

      06/12/2020

      Thanks, Cathy! We love to prep breakfast dishes ahead too- it definitely makes for easier mornings! 🙂

  5. Reply

    Ashley

    06/12/2020

    This sounds so amazing! I love anything peanut butter, and bananas are so versatile in baking. I may have to try to make this soon. I think I have all the ingredients, and I am getting sick of my usual 2 breakfasts that I rotate. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/12/2020

      Haha, we definitely understand that Ashley. Enjoy!

  6. Reply

    Jennifer Jo Kunkle

    06/12/2020

    This looks amazing. I bet it would be great before a long run–carbs for energy, protein for longevity. I’m going to give it a try!

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/12/2020

      Good idea Jennifer! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Reply

    Inel

    06/12/2020

    This looks so delicio 🙂 My family loves banana bread.

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/12/2020

      Our family does too Inel. Its such a great go to dish! Thanks!

  8. Reply

    Jen

    06/12/2020

    This looks so good! Eating cake for breakfast is something I can get down with.

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/12/2020

      Haha, thanks Jen.

  9. Reply

    Dawn d

    06/12/2020

    Wow.. this recipe looks amazing. I love peanut and almond milk. I’m trying to eat healthier so I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try. 🙂

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/12/2020

      Thanks Dawn. This is a great one to get you started!

  10. Reply

    Rebekah

    06/12/2020

    This looks delicious! I’ll have to hide a banana from the kids the next time we go grocery shopping, so I can be sure to have a ripe one for this. 🙂

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/12/2020

      Gotta get sneaky sometimes. Thanks for stopping by Rebekah!

  11. Reply

    ashley owens

    06/12/2020

    That looks and sounds so delicious I am definitely going to have to try it. I love peanut butter

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/12/2020

      Thanks Ashley! I know, we love peanut butter too!

  12. Reply

    Jessica

    06/12/2020

    Thank you for this article. I would be adding chocolate chips and my husband will be adding maple syrup. Yum!

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/12/2020

      You are welcome Jessica, thanks for sharing!

  13. Reply

    Marilyn

    06/12/2020

    5 stars
    Definitely will be making this recipe over the weekend! I love quick and healthy breakfast bars.

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/12/2020

      Thank you Marilyn!

  14. Reply

    Janet

    06/13/2020

    I literally cannot wait to try this! I have been obsessed with trying to actually bake now that I barely leave the house. However, I’m also not trying to gain a bunch of weight either. So this is perfect. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/13/2020

      You are so welcome Janet! Thank you!

  15. Reply

    Michele L ODonnell

    06/13/2020

    OMG! This looks delish. I love bananas and peanut butter. Also, I’m always looking for something different to eat for breakfast and easy to take to work. This fits the bill and I will have to try this soon.

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/13/2020

      We’re so glad Michele! please come back and let us know how they turn out! Thanks!

  16. Reply

    Ceci Rey

    06/14/2020

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! I could always use more recipes for breakfast…thanks for the inspiration!🚢👓🍕

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/14/2020

      Thank you Ceci, and you are welcome!

  17. Reply

    Stacie Yocum

    06/14/2020

    This sounds delicious. Pinned to try ASAP!

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/15/2020

      Thanks Stacie!

  18. Reply

    Gemma

    06/15/2020

    This looks amazing. I love that it is gluten free and it is packed with so many great ingredients.

    • Reply

      Dave

      06/15/2020

      Thank you Gemma, and thanks for stopping by!

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