Thursday, August 4, 2011

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Crumble Cake

Decided to bake something healthy a couple days back, for my family and for myself. Haven't been eating that healthy lately with durian season going on, if you know what I mean. :D So I searched online and a few of my books and found this simple recipe that is for sure a healthy treat to snack on; Banana Oatmeal Crumble Cake.

This is a hearty and healthy cake and I feel it's not at all "heavy" snack. But it does fill you up after eating a decent slice as with the presence of oatmeal. So this cake is actually very good for breakfast since it fills you up nicely and prevent you from getting hungry before mid day.
I absolutely love the sweet crumble topping on this cake, it compliments the cake very well. The oats present in the crumble makes it slightly chewy and crunchy. :)

Ingredients for Banana Oatmeal Crumble Cake (Makes a standard loaf pan)
112g unsalted butter, room temperature
110g light brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed banana
60ml fresh milk
1/4 tsp salt
95g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1& 1/3 cup oatmeal (I used quick cook oatmeal from Quaker)

Oat Crumble topping:
3/4 cup oatmeal
50g butter, room temperature
50g light brown sugar
2 tbsp all purpose flour

  • Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a loaf pan and lined with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together till light and creamy. Then add in the eggs one at a time and mix well.
  • Add vanilla extract and milk to mixture and incorporate. Then add in cake flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and mix well. Lastly add in the oatmeal and stir in well.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Prepare the crumble topping by mixing everything together and thoroughly. Sprinkle the topping on the cake batter top and will be baked on together.
  • Then place cake to bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes with the tester comes out clean and the loaf is golden brown.
The cake was very moist with a nice banana fragrance and with the right amount of sweetness. I gave some to my sister and she loved it and asked me to bake some again next time. :) Even my kids whom are not fans of oatmeal, enjoyed too.

So there you are, another banana cake can never have too many banana recipes in your baking repertoire. Enjoy folks!


Min said...

Wow, I think my family will love this cake because it's considered healthier than other cakes, I love the addition of oatmeal in the cake, want to try this out! Thanks for sharing :)

ann low said...

I love this cake, sounds so good with cumble on top. Delicious!

lena said...

i love the combination that you put in here, i also want to put this on kiv.

MaryMoh said...

Looks delicious. Would love a slice with a cup of milk.

ICook4Fun said...

I always like bake goodies with crumble topping. Just love the crunch. I like this healthy cake. At least don't feel so guilty after eating it :)

ReeseKitchen said...

Oh oatmeal and banana combination, its new to me! Look at your photos make me want a piece now leh,,;p I've been eating quite healthy lately due to my join pain, so far so good...I feel better. That means less kueh making and fried food..:(
Can't wait to see you in September!! I'm counting down!!!

Yummy Bakes said...

I love this cake. It looks very moist and especially the crumbles on top. Do you think it will work well with flaxseed meal?

Sem said...

good way to use up my bag of oatmeals.Thanks.

WendyinKK said...

Bananas and oatmeal, how much healthier can that be.
Whenever I make cakes with oatmeal, my MIL eats w/o guilt. LOL.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

ya, this definitely sound healthy, good to have it with a cup of tea!

Unknown said...

Wow this cake is so moist, sure very tasty ^_^

Angie's Recipes said...

I love banana cake..and it sounds even better with streusel atop!

Zoe said...

I see lots of banana packed in every slice of this cake. Yum!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

You are most welcome Min! Hope you and your family will love this recipe too. :))

Thanks Ann!

Hope you will like this recipe too Lena! Happy baking!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks MaryMoh! Yes, it's good with any beverage. :))

Thanks Gert! Yes, this is one of those bukit free treats!

Dear Reese, hope you are feeling better now. Talking about health, I'm pretty much down in the dumps too...feeling weak and restless. *sigh* anyway, eating healthy is a excellent choice to keep us going on longer yah? Yes, looking forward to see everyone again in Sept...if everything stay as planned. ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Yummy Bakes! Actually I think it should be nice too with flaxseed meal! You should try it and I'll be looking out for your post! ;)

Sem, you are so right about that, lol! But oatmeal cookies are a good option too. :)

Wendy, make lah, then your mil will love you more, lol!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for dropping by Sonia. :)

Thanks neyeeloh! Yes yes, very moist indeed. :)

Thanks for dropping by Angie!

Thanks Zoe! Yeah, I used a cup full, so yeah quite a lot for a loaf size, lol!