Banana Oatmeal Cake

February 17, 2011

Leftover oatmeal and mashed bananas star in this breakfast cake great for busy mornings.

Oatmeal Cake with Crunchy Topping
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn

As much as I’ve tried, my children don’t share my love of a hearty bowl of oatmeal, so I’m frequently left with half a pan of cooked cereal. Rather than throwing it out, I decided to toss it into a cake. The recipe I came up with is based on one from Jim Fobel’s Old Fashioned Baking Book—my go-to book for old-fashioned desserts. It uses leftover cooked oatmeal and yields an economical and super moist cake. Thinking of breakfast foods, I added some mashed banana and used coconut flakes and walnuts for a crunchy topping. 


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