Oats and Pear Cake

Sometimes in the evening I crave sweets, not because I am hungry, just because I have a sweet tooth! So, since sweets have always been a big deal, I do my best to eat healthy desserts, cakes and cookies. I try to limit refined sugar as much as I can and when I bake at home it becomes way easier: I know the ingredients and I simply don’t include in my recipes white or brown sugar (I use agave, maple and coconut sugar instead). It gets a bit harder when I buy sweets and when I am outside. In general, checking the ingredients is always a good thing at least to know what’s on our plate. Then life is also about balance, hence if you want that slice of cake that you have been dreaming about the whole day just have it! It won’t screw up your lifestyle. 

This recipe is one of the easiest, yet yummy, ever! It takes no effort to make and it solves your problems of sugar cravings 🙂 Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of jumbo oats 
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 cup sultanas 
  • 1 teaspoon of all spice (Christmas blend for this recipe)
  • Extra teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven at 200°.
  2. In a bowl, combine oats and sultanas. Pour the almond milk and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, smash the banana with a fork. add the honey and the spices.
  4. Once the oats look soft, add the blend with the banana. Combine with a spoon.
  5. Transfer half of the mixture in a cake tin. Add a layer of pear slices. Cover with the rest of the batter.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes you will understand it’s ready when it looks crispy and slightly brown outside. 

Why we like it:

  • It’s an easy and cheap dessert
  • It’s very fancy and yummy if served with some nice-cream or normal ice cream on  top (Booja Booja is a great brand of vegan ice cream)
  • it’s also a perfect breakfast because it is filling and full of great  ingredients: fruit, oats and some sweet touch.