Fast Food with a difference! It’s fast & it’s cake-y!!!

Fast Food with a difference! It’s fast & it’s cake-y!!!

So, I’m sitting in my kitchen thinking I need more ‘rest’ time after my very busy week last week! Rest = tea & biscuits (cookies) or coffee & cake right? Of course it does! 😀 I have tea – green tea, mint tea, earl grey tea, English Breakfast tea, flower tea (as in it blossoms in the cup), pomegranate tea and a few others and I have coffee, but as I only tend to eat unprocessed natural foods, I only generally have cookies and cake if I’ve been baking! Well, I had been baking actually! I made two tone cupcakes inspired by Arlene at Arl’s World using fresh strawberries as a natural food colouring! Anyway, although I made them dairy free, they weren’t gluten free or egg free either, so none for me. BUT I NEED CAKE!!!

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Delicious cake-y bites and coffee 🙂

As what usually happens, I opened the pantry and pulled out one of my favourite ingredients – oats! Don’t you just love the versatility of oats! Not just for porridge or muesli, oats are for breads, cookies and CAKES too! 😀 Delicious. Oh, but I was having a rest day – so no baking! 🙁 Except, what if I made something so simple that it couldn’t really be called baking! 😛 I’ve made something similar lots of times, but I thought this time I’d measure the ingredients so I could make them again without having to think. Am I glad I did! These were perfect! Only THREE ingredients and a pinch of spice if you like, ready for the oven in less than 5 minutes! They’re moorish (I’m just about to make batch two!), squishy, cake-y and full of flavour! You could even add some extras in, or add some toppings! You do realise that instead of reading this you could have already had a batch in the oven!!! 😛 😀

  • Servings: makes 12-16
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Print


  • 1 large (150g) banana
  • 50g nut butter (I used almond butter)
  • 100g oats (gluten free if required)
  • *optional pinch of spice (I used cinnamon)


  1. Mash the banana in a bowl with the nut butter.
  2. Stir the oats in until combined (add spice if using). Add any extras (nuts, seeds, coconut, chocolate chips etc.)
  3. Spoon into mini cupcake cases. Add toppings if using (I used cacao nibs, desiccated coconut and flaked almonds). Bake at Gas 4 (350f / 180c) for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Delicious hot from the oven with a cup of coffee! 😀
  • Split open and add jam
  • Drizzle the tops with melted chocolate.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to three days.
  • Can be popped in the microwave for a few seconds to reheat if liked.


I’ve just discovered a brand new Vegan Party so I’m heading over there with these! 🙂  It’s Healthy Vegan Fridays hosted by Kimmy @Rock My Vegan Socks 🙂


  • MaryEllen@VNutrition 20th May 2016 at 15:47

    Ooh, these look tasty! I love how you used such healthy ingredients too. It just goes to show that we don’t need processed cookies to have a fun treat.

    • Life Diet Health 20th May 2016 at 17:42

      Absolutely 🙂 and thank you! Yes, very quick and very tasty. Quicker than running to the shop to buy cookies or cake! 🙂

  • nancyc 21st May 2016 at 03:07

    These sound yummy and I love that they are healthy, too! 🙂

    • Life Diet Health 22nd May 2016 at 11:10

      Thank you so much Nancy 🙂 Very quick to make too!

  • peanutbutterandellie 26th May 2016 at 03:33

    These look SO GOOD and so simple and easy to make since they have few and common ingredients that I already have on hand in them! I’m going to make them soon (like this weekend) and send you a picture!!

    • Life Diet Health 26th May 2016 at 20:45

      Ellie thank you 🙂 They really are fantastic! I keep making them… and eating them! 😛 Waiting for your picture 😀 xxx

  • kimmythevegan 26th May 2016 at 04:14

    So simple to make! My kind of baking 😉 They sounds great. And I love your silicone cups – so cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays – I’m pinning & sharing. Hope to see you share more of your recipes =)
    Hope you have a great week!

    • Life Diet Health 26th May 2016 at 20:46

      Thank you. Simple and delicious! 🙂 You should try them! The mini silicon cups are well used in this house – great for freezing too 🙂 I’ll try to share more (now I’ve found you)! 🙂 You have a great week too 🙂

  • Arl's World 27th May 2016 at 17:02

    This look so yummy and healthy! I am so glad I could be an inspiration for your recipe. 🙂 Thank you for sharing and for the mention. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!! 🙂

    • Life Diet Health 29th May 2016 at 00:52

      Thank you! 🙂 Healthy yes. Yummy definitely. And very quick too! Thanks again for the inspiration 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

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