This is a moist, super healthy, sinfully delicious oatmeal cake that has no sugar, no eggs, no flour and no added fat. Is this possible? Yes it is! Try my tasty, easy and fast recipe, and you will find out. No fuss, no mess and in no time you have a nutritious cake (the “shero” cake) that you can enjoy for breakfast or a snack.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast provides the right nutrients (carbohydrates, protein, vitamin and fat) and fuel you need to get through your busy morning. It boosts your metabolism too. This recipe combines all these nutrients in the right proportions. Oatmeal is rich in healthy carbohydrates and protein; bananas, apple and raisins provide the right sweetness, vitamins and minerals; almond are packed with protein, essential fat, vitamins and minerals. In just a single portion you have all you need to start the day in the best way, the Mamma mia! Diet.
TORTA D’AVENA (OATMEAL CAKE)
270 g (2 1/2 cups) oatmeal flakes
90 g (½ cup) raisins or dried cranberries
90 g (½ cup) almonds or hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
3 large ripe and mashed bananas (about 1 ½ cups)
1-2 apples, peeled and finely sliced
3/4 cup (180 ml) tablespoons almond or hazelnut milk
½-1 teaspoon cinnamon (adjust cinnamon to taste)
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)
2. In a medium bowl mix together the oatmeal, raisins, almonds and cinnamon
3. Add the milk and mix well. Let it rest for a few minutes so the oatmeal can soak up the milk, then add the bananas and apple. Pour in to 22X18 cm (9×7 inch) oiled or non-stick baking pan
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly brown on top. Serve either warm or at room temperature. – Paola