Cinna-Bun Breakfast Cake (Vegan & GF)

Oh yes, I went there with my breakfast. I have been eating the same thing everyday that I needed a change. But I wanted some cinnamon buns for some odd reason. I know I can’t being doing too much cinnamon (or fat) because of the bile reflux, but this recipe has just enough that it doesn’t bother me at all.

I bring to you a cinna-bun cake for breakfast. It’s vegan, gluten-free and microwaveable. You know I have a love affair with the microwave. You will notice that for the glaze it says to get the “thicker part” of canned coconut milk. Make sure it’s the full fat kind and place it in the fridge overnight so it can get thick.

Feel free to sub a scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder for the rice flour. I haven’t tried that, but I think it just might work. Also, if you don’t need it to be vegan, you can reduce the milk to 1/3 cup and add 1 large egg’s white. This batter can also be made into a microwaveable pancake, but I prefer it as a mini cake. Makes it feel more special. Enjoy!IMG_20130115_215538Cinna-Bun Breakfast Cake Ingredients:

  • 2/3 Cup of GF Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Soy Milk (or your choice)
  • 2 Tbsps of Canned Coconut Milk (or if you don’t mind the extra fat, use 1/4 cup of the canned coconut milk and reduce soy milk to 1/4 cup)
  • 3 Tbsps of Rice Flour (or your choice or do an extra 1/3 cup of oats)
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Earth Balance, (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 – 2 tsps of Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Packet of Stevia (or 1 tsp of your choice sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Cinnamon
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp of Raisins (Optional)
  • Glaze: 1 Tbsp of Canned Coconut Milk (try to get the thicker part for this), 1 tsp of Earth Balance, 1 tsp of Light Brown Sugar and a 1/4 tsp of Cinnamon.

Place soy milk, coconut milk, vanilla, brown sugar, Stevia and Earth Balance into a blender. Blend these ingredients until very liquid-y. Add the remaining ingredients (except for raisins) and blend until you reach  “cake batter” consistency of your choice. If you want the batter thinner add more milk. If you want it thicker, add more oats or rice flour.

Divide the mixture between two small bowls that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle each bowl with raisins  Place in the microwave for two to three minutes (depending on your microwave). Remove carefully from plate with a spatula. Drizzle with maple syrup or some raisins and eat!IMG_20130115_215538Question: What’s been your favorite breakfast of the new year? I must say, so far it’s this one. It feels decadent and it’s only about 250 calories for breakfast. Whoo, hoo!

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