Oaty Apple Cakes

Delicious breakfast cakes - or lunch or snack, you choose

Oaty apple cakes are your breakfast on the run, or pop them into your lunch box – or the kids lunch box

This recipe is just like your morning muesli but it’s packed in a slightly different way. An excellent source of carbohydrate, rolled oats give you sustained energy, a bit of protein and fibre and they’re low in fat. The fruit contributes vitamin B6, vitamin C and potassium and of course fibre. Best of all, the sweetness comes from the banana, vanilla and cinnamon – no need for any added sugar.


These are great to pop into school lunch boxes (or work lunch boxes for that). You can eat them hot or cold, serve with yoghurt (or ice cream). Have the for breakfast, lunch, dessert or even a snack. If you want to swap the apple for berries use about 1/2 cup, My favourite is blueberries (from the freezer) but raspberries or strawberries would be equally tasty.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp iodised salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 bananas – mashed
  • 1 apple – diced


  1. In a large bowl mix together rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. in a medium bowl beat egg, add milk and vanilla essence. Add to the rolled oats mixture and stir until combined.
  3. Add mashed bananas and diced apple, mix thoroughly.
  4. Put spoonful’s of mixture into a greased muffin pan and bake in oven for 15 mins at 190ºC .
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from pan. Enjoy with yoghurt (or ice cream)