Monday, August 26, 2013

Morning Glory Breakfast Cakes (THB)

Good Morning!

Did you have a good breakfast today? I did. I ate one serve of Sultana Bran Buds with milk and one morning glory breakfast muffin cake. How about you? What did you eat for your breakfast?

Here are some delicious breakfast ideas. How about ...
Rolled oats
Eggs - Boiled, fried, scrambled or poached?
Pancakes - Wholemeal, with syrup or sugar?
Cereals - With wheat bran?
Fruits - Fresh or dried? Apples, berries or raisins?
Nuts - Roasted? Or salted?
Carrot??? - LOL!

All of the above?

The Home Bakers are baking a cake or mini cakes that contains all the above breakfast ingredients. With no fat added, I reckon this "breakfast -rojak" cake recipe sounds pretty crazy or maybe just a little bit crazy...

Morning glory breakfast cakes... made with lots of breakfast ingredients
Did you have ALL of these for breakfast? I did !

This cake recipe is from the book, "Coffee Cakes" by Lou Seibert Pappas. It is chosen by Lena from Frozen wings for our 23th The Home Bakers bake. The Home Bakers (THB) is an baking event organised by my friend, Joyce from Kitchen Flavours. With a group of gorgeous ladies, we are baking all recipes from the book, "Coffee Cakes" by Lou Seibert Pappas until every recipe from this book has been baked.

Feeling hungry for breakfast now? Let's start baking...

First, I gave my son a bag of my breakfast cereal to "torture"...
Then, we mixed all breakfast ingredients to form a cake batter.
Going to bake these cakes...
Breakfast is ready!
"Mum, you are chewing the paper!" - These are delicious but sad that the cake sticks onto the liners.
Are you amazed seeing how one egg transforms to these breakfast cakes? Thumbs up for this magic!

Will you have this morning glory breakfast cake for your breakfast?

Being the rule of this event, only the host of the chosen bake can post the recipe in her blog post. Please visit Lena from Frozen wings for the detailed recipe of this bake.

And, here are the notes and modifications that I made for my bake.

My ingredients list (which is one-third amount of the recipe)

17g old fashioned rolled oats, pre-roasted
1 small egg, 60g
40g dark brown sugar
1/2 cup or 140g plain yogurt
1 tbsp dark molasses, blackstrap
1/3 tsp vanilla extract
50g all purpose flour
50g whole wheat flour
2/3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup my regular wheat bran cereal, Sultana Bran Buds, roughly crushed
(this is the amount after crushed)
1 small carrot, peeled and shredded, 1 cup
1 small apple, peeled, cored and shredded, 1/3 cup

(I used Royal Gala)
45g frozen blueberries
35g walnut, chopped and pre-roasted
35g dried cranberries
1/3 tbsp raw caster sugar mixed with 1/3 tsp ground cinnamon

Modifications that I have made from the original:

  • Instead of baking cake in rectangle or square baking pan (9 x13 inch for full amount), I have baked 7 of these cake using standard-size muffin cups.
  • Instead of using baking soda, I have used baking powder.
  • Instead of adding wheat bran, I have used my sultana bran cereal.
  • I have added all the ingredients listed in this recipe except for flaked coconut.
  • The cakes were baked at 160°C fan forced for 25 min.
Happy Baking


  1. When i read your title, I thought you add the morning glory into your baking. Haha! This breakfast is very healthy with so many ingredients!

  2. Mmmm........ breakfast with all the healthy ingredients added in ~ nutty, fruity, yogurt..... thumbs up !

  3. yes, it is a rojak cake! LOL! comes with bits of everthing! no more rojak cake for breakfast, guess what? i'm having gruyere bread for breakfast..just baked that 2 days ago :)

  4. Hi Zoe , the breakfast cakes looks so yummy , baking some for my kids , they will love them for breakfast . Thanks for sharing :).

  5. Hi Zoe,
    Somehow I knew this cake would go well with you! Haha! This is great for you as you are training for your run. Packed with wholesome goodness :)
    Unfortunately, this bake is not for my family, they do not like lots of ingredients in it! Anyway, this is an interesting bake using no oil or butter, yet the cake is moist and soft from the grated carrots and apples. I'm rather curious to see the other reviews from our fellow bakers!

  6. This is a very moist and delicious cake chok full of healthy ingredients! Great idea to bake it as muffins.

  7. Love the many ingredients. There is so much 'life' in this cake :)

  8. Breakfast is absolutely my favourite meal of the day. No question about that whatsoever! These little cakes look great.

  9. Zoe, I'm so shallow, I thought that pink cupcake liners won't show up in your blog coz you have a son mah, forgetting that you are a girl too, hahaha! Well, my bossy daughter wanted me to steam some home-made "siew mai" for breakfast so this was what we had this morning. I can see that your Morning Glory Breakfast Cake looks very similar with Joyce's bake, Lena's bake on the other hand is drier, which looks a bit like breakfast bar.

  10. wow, luks so tempting...

  11. Hi Zoe! I just came from Joyce's and Lena's. Quite good idea to have them in cupcake form. I would have been tricked to eat this healthy cake hah! hah!

  12. Very tempting and prefect breakfast cakes.

  13. Hi Zoe! I made these cakes into little muffins too! It's a very hearty cake and I'm quite surprised by how they turned out! You are so lucky to have a little helper in the kitchen! :)

  14. My breakfast was not nearly as good as yours. And it was commandeered by a toddler.

  15. Some lovely combos here. Love carrot and apple together. So yummy.

    We also love breakfast for supper. So good.

  16. Love this rojak muffin, a very hearty and healthy breakfast :)

  17. Your rojak muffin ingredients sound really healthy and wholesome. Am sure I would love them too.

  18. Oh my! I really love these morning glory breakfast cakes. These are indeed so yummy and so perfect as day opener. I would love to try making these cakes over the weekend with my kids. I'm sure they'll love these, too. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.


  19. Energy packed rojak breakfast indeed! I miss rojak! LOL No fat you say, well, I'm gonna eat all these 'guilt -free' muffins just for myself! hahahaha Looks so cute with sweet cupcake liners.

  20. Inviting one. I guess it should be filling & satisfying morn breakfast :)