A gentle, not-terribly-sweet breakfast was high on my list of things to do today. So I whipped up this nice little offering and started my day with a bite of sunshine.
For the Cake:
5 1/3 TBLSP all-purpose flour
2 2/3 TBLSP rolled oats
Pinch baking powder
Sprinkle of salt
Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
1 1/3 TBLSP (4 teaspoons) coconut oil, melted (or vegan butter)
1 1/3 TBLSP (4 teaspoons) maple syrup
2 2/3 TBLSP non-dairy milk (I like almond, but they’re all good)
Juice of one lemon wedge
Slosh of vanilla extract
2 strawberries, chopped
For the Topping:
2 2/3 TBLSP all-purpose flour
½ TBLSP granulated sugar
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Sprinkle of salt
2 teaspoons soft vegan butter (or coconut oil)
For the Glaze:
3 TBLSP confectioner’s sugar
Slosh of non-dairy milk or lemon juice (depending on how sweet you want it)
Make the Cake:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a single-serving or mini loaf pan or two ramekins.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- In another small bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until well mixed. Fold the strawberries in gently.
- Glop the batter into the loaf pan or ramekins. It should be full almost to the top.
Make the Topping:
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and butter (or oil). It should be pretty crumbly.
Assemble the Cake:
- Sprinkle the topping over the batter and press it gently into the top. It should almost make a crust.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. The loaf will be quite puffy and golden brown.
- Let it cool before removing from the pan. You can make the glaze while it’s cooling.
Make the Glaze:
- In a small bowl, combine the confectioner’s sugar and milk. You need to balance the ingredients in such a way that the glaze will hold its shape but still be thin enough to drizzle on top of the cooled cake.
- Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake. You might want an open pattern so that you only get a little glaze in each bite, or you might want it more thickly applied. It’s up to you.