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Healthy Breakfast Cake Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 9, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Food, Home and Garden, Recipes

Would you love to make a healthy breakfast or snack that doesn’t scream, “HEALTHY?”  How about one that is easy to grab on rushed mornings, easy to freeze and one the kids will love? How about a healthy breakfast cake?

healthy chocolate chip breakfast cake


These Healthy Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cakes are what you have been looking for! They are gluten-free, dairy-free, easy to prepare and the possibilities for customizing them to your tastes are almost endless. The perfect breakfast cake! 

Healthy Breakfast Cake

(Gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and sugar-free if you don’t use regular chocolate chips. Makes about 18 mini loaves.)

Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare mini loaf pan with cooking spray or your choice of oil.


  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup unprocessed bran
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 packets of raw monk fruit ( or your choice of Swerve, stevia or equivalent)
  • ½ cup (or more) of sugar free chocolate chips, carob chips or regular chocolate chips (regular chips are not sugar free)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Mix all dry ingredients well. Add:

  • 1 ½  cups mashed banana
  •  1 cup no sugar added apple butter or applesauce
  • 2  2/3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Personalize to your taste with the addition of nuts, dried fruit or shredded coconut.



Stir well and fill loaf pans. The cakes do not expand much when cooking, so you can fill them pretty full. You could also use cupcake pans.  Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and cakes are set. Eat warm or cold. As there are no preservatives, refrigerate or freeze leftovers after one day.

healthy breakfast cake

I don’t know about you, but I love making something I can freeze for an easy, quick breakfast. Heck, you could eat this anytime. And I really love something healthy that my son will eat. Plus I get my chocolate fix. Win-win.

Do you have a favorite healthy (that  doesn’t seem healthy) breakfast or snack food?

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69 Responses to Healthy Breakfast Cake Recipe

  1. Linda B says:

    I havent thought of that. I love chocolate chip and oatmeal!!

  2. Tammilee says:

    These sound fantastic!

  3. Tammy says:

    Ooh I have to stop being so lazy and start making more healthy recipes, everything I’ve made lately hasn’t helped our ‘losing weight’ goal, lol. I like to reach for those Nonni’s Biscotti Thins for a healthy snack.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing!!! I bet my girls will love to make this!

  5. I do have the flax seed, rolled oats, and the stevia but the rest I would have to buy. Looks good and healthy too

  6. Robin Gagnon says:

    These looks great & a terrific way to get your fiber 😉

  7. Kelsey Apley says:

    Wow this looks like a great recipe to try! I am always up for sweet treats that are healthy and I don’t have to feel guilty about eating!

  8. Jen says:

    I LOVE sweets for breakfast – this would be a great way to get the sweets and be healthy. Yummy!!!

  9. robyn says:

    What a delicious way to get daily fiber. I may have to give these a try. The hubby could use them 😉

  10. lisa says:

    That sounds so good. I have to try this. It sounds like an energy bar.

  11. Melissa says:

    Yum! Those sound delicious!

  12. I have such a sweet tooth and love stuff like this for breakfast!

  13. Holly brewer says:

    Oats, banana, and chocolate is my favorite food combo!!!!

  14. Karen says:

    You have made it ok to have chocolate for breakfast! If you use gluten free flour instead of bran this would be a good gluten free breakfast, too.

  15. Venus F. says:

    looks so yummy!!

  16. krystel says:

    this loooks so delicious would be great for breakfeast

  17. Marcie W. says:

    We could really benefit from having a grab and go homemade breakfast solution on hand. Our mornings seem to get busier and busier!

  18. md Kennedy says:

    There are very few ways to get my husband to eat oats, and I think they are a food from Heaven. I am going to try these and see what he says!

  19. Norma says:

    That looks so good! I like greek yogurt with honey and walnuts – healthy but super delicious

  20. Anne says:

    Looks delicious! Sadly most of my favorite snacks are not healthy. I love eggs for breakfast though, and they are pretty good for you.

  21. Mellisa says:

    I was just looking for a healthy cookie recipe today! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Dawn Monzu says:

    Those sound amazing! I have been so bored with breakfast lately, so thank you so much!!!! They are quick and healthy, just what we needed! God bless!

  23. Wanda Barefoot says:

    I’m always looking for healthy alternatives and this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Shannon says:

    Oh snap these sound awesome. I am pinning for later, thank you!!!

  25. JV says:

    That looks so good! You’re making me hungry.
    *walks to the kitchen*

  26. Veronica Lee says:

    These look delish! Love that they’re healthy too!

  27. HilLesha says:

    That looks so amazing! 🙂

  28. LyndaS says:

    Homemade breakfast smoothies are an indulgence that I like to enjoy on occasion.

    Your little cakes look wonderful. I love that they are gluten-free.

  29. Naznin Azeez says:

    Oh my my.. That looks soo yum!!

  30. We often have muffins for breakfast. They don’t always have the healthier ingredients like this recipe you shared but they are homemade, filling and good.

  31. Jenn says:

    It’s hard to have a breakfast on-the-go that is healthy. This looks like a great option!

  32. Colleen says:

    The name says yummy the ingredients says healthy that is a great combination.

  33. I bet this would taste so good with a nice glass of cold milk, yum!

  34. These look so delicious. I bet they would freeze well too!

  35. Stefanie says:

    Yay! Chocolate chips for breakfast!

  36. sounds so healthy and looks tasty too

  37. Leilani says:

    That looks so good, and the fact that it’s healthy makes it even better!

  38. Julie says:

    These sound so amazing! I can’t believe they’re gluten-free AND sugar-free!

  39. jessamer abing says:

    would love to try this

  40. Those actually look great! We might have to try them this week – thanks!

  41. Petra Varsányi says:

    Oh wow. Great recipe! Sounds fabulous, I must try this. 😀

  42. Anita L says:

    These breakfast cakes sound yummy and easy to make! I’ll have to make a batch and see if hubby will help me eat them!

  43. bianca roman says:

    these are making my mouth water. i had to pin this to pinterest, because somehow i know i’m going to want to show everyone! i think my son (and i of course) are going to love these..and i like that they’re GF and DF because it’s a big problem nowadays!

  44. Shell Feis says:

    Ooh these would be perfect for my son- he hates eating breakfast unless it’s something packed with chocolate chips, which *usually* doesn’t mean healthy. Thanks for the recipe!

  45. Sandra Beeman says:

    Other than a healthy morning smoothie, I have never seen such a delightful recipe for breakfast or any other time of day. I know my entire family will love these.

  46. Shane says:

    Looks too yummy to be healthy! 🙂

  47. Kathleen says:

    Yum! Anything that can be healthy and still include chocolate is a winner in my book.

  48. Natalie says:

    These look great!

  49. Lolo says:

    These are perfect for an the go breakfast.

  50. I’m all for anything that is healthy and lets me eat chocolate in the morning.

  51. San says:

    I will try this out as it looks so yummy yet healthy. Thanks for sharing!

  52. rebeccabasset says:

    I haven’t ever had anything like this before, I will have to give it a try! It sounds delicious!

    Thanks for the Post, Picture’s and the Recipe!

  53. Robin Gagnon says:

    I make cookies for breakfast sometimes.

  54. Angela says:

    This looks so incredibly healthy and delicious!

  55. looks Delicious and were ready for healthy snacking

  56. Mystica says:

    Living in the tropics, a fruit platter of mango, pineapple and papaya is the ideal breakfast for me.

  57. Hi! I’m stopping by from the Lovely Ladies Hop. Your recipe caught my eye! I’m always interested in healthy gluten free food. I’ll have to give this a try.

  58. Now that is a nice way to start a morning! Delicious!

  59. Deanna says:

    Yum! These looks fantastic. I make baked oatmeal banana chocolate chips muffins and we love them. I’m going to have to give these a try. Coming by from The Weekend reTreat!

  60. WOw this looks so yummy! The ingredients are all healthy so thats a wonderful bonus. Pinning, thank you so much.

  61. Dorothy Teel says:

    I will be sharing this recipe with my daughter in law tomorrow when they come over for dinner my granddaughters (2) have problems with gluten and they talk about missing muffins and these would be great for them. and besides they sound great for all of us to enjoy..

  62. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    What a great idea 🙂 My kiddos would love this! Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays 🙂 Pinned and shared on FB!

  63. Toni says:

    Anything that has cake in the title sounds like good breakfast to me 🙂

  64. I love Kale chips and roasted garbanzo beans! YUM.

  65. Nichol says:

    Chocolate for breakfast and healthy even! Yes please! They sound delicious.

  66. Jenn Oldaker says:

    Ohhhhhhh now those look GOOD! And I think I saw the word healthy too?? 😉 Definitely have to pin this for later! Thanks for sharing!

  67. Katie h says:

    Yum! These look amazing! Sounds awesome! Great recipe!