When it comes to spring I try to enjoy all the yummy fresh berries I can get my hands on. Because of the wonderful Florida sun, there are plenty of fresh strawberries that can be found locally and they are so sweet and juicy.

I live a couple of hours away from Plant City Florida, which is nationally known for producing some of the best-tasting strawberries in the country. As a matter of fact, we have been enjoying fresh strawberries all winter long, from December through to April.

I made some Strawberry Protein Pancakes with a batch and they were so delicious, that I’m now planning to make another batch of my Strawberry Oat Bars soon.

Strawberry Breakfast Cake

This Strawberry Breakfast Cake is so moist, with just the right texture. I used maple syrup to sweeten it, but you could substitute with coconut sugar and slightly increase the amount of liquid. For the base, I used gluten-free oat flour (I make mine from gluten free rolled outs by blending in a high-speed blender) and almond flour (from Bob’s Red Mills).

I added strawberry pieces for a surprising burst of strawberry flavor in every bite. Also, I decided to top the cake with a creamy strawberry frosting.

To make the frosting, I used cashews, which are my favorite for any creamy recipes. However, I have also used almond flour with good results; you will just have to process the frosting longer in a food processor until it is smooth.  Enjoy this breakfast cake for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack!

Strawberry Breakfast Cake

Strawberry Nutrition

One of the most common and recognizable fruits that even most toddlers can name is also absolutely nutrition-packed. We usually associate the sour citruses with vitamin C, but strawberries are also full of this immune system boosting vitamin.

They are mostly full of water and a bit of fiber, meaning they are low in sugar and calories. They also have many useful compounds and antioxidants, making strawberries such a healthy and delicious treat. Not many other foods can have you eating a bowlful like it’s a sweet salad!

Because of their low carbohydrate content, they are a good way for those with diabetes to satisfy a sweet craving. As always, please consult your medical provider before making any changes to your diet!

What Are Chia Seeds Good For?

I added chia seeds to this strawberry cake as a binding agent, and its additional benefits don’t hurt. A mere one-ounce serving of chia seeds has a significant amount of many vitamins and minerals necessary for the human body to function, along with fiber, protein, and omega-3s, while only being under 140 calories. 

These little seeds can be very helpful as a part of a weight loss regime. When chia seeds are mixed with water or milk, the seeds swell in size and become gel-like. The seed’s protein and this fiber-filled gel are digested slowly, which makes you feel full quicker, and keeps you full for longer, while also keeping your blood sugar stable.

To make it even better, the seed’s walls are thin enough for your body to absorb what it needs without you needing to grind them up, making it truly as easy to eat as it gets.

As I mentioned before, chia seeds are high in fiber, so they act as a broom while passing through the colon. Their fiber content also helps to prevent or alleviate constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and diverticulitis.

Chia seeds, when grounded, can be substituted in baked goods for eggs, oil or butter, similarly to flaxseeds. This not only adds extra nutrition, but also causes your recipe to contain less fat. In this cake, it replaces the need for eggs.

What Is Breakfast Cake?

As the name suggest, it is just that: cake for breakfast. Usually, it is less formally made, and many cakes do not include fruit in the batter whereas most breakfast cakes do.

If your family desires a sweet breakfast treat, but you do not feel like making pancakes, crumbles, or other more complicated options, a quick breakfast cake will definitely fit the bill.

Strawberry Breakfast Cake

Breakfast Cake Recipe

Cake Ingredients

  • Oat Flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Chia Seeds
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Maple Syrup
  • Almond Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Almond Extracct
  • Lemon Zest
  • Strawberries

Frosting Ingredients

  • Cashews
  • Maple Syrup
  • Almond Milk
  • Strawberries
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Juice

How To Make Strawberry Breakfast Cake?

Breakfast Cake Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350℉. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease, then set aside.
    In a large bowl, combine oat flour, almond flour, chia seeds, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add in maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla, almond extract, and lemon zest, stirring until fully combined. Lastly, fold in strawberries.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until fork inserted in the cake’s middle comes out clean.
    Cool completely before adding frosting!

Strawberry Frosting Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse cashews, then add to blender (preferably high-speed). Add maple syrup, almond milk, a 1/4 cup of the strawberries, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
  2. Blend the mixture on and off, stopping to scrape the frosting down the sides of the blender, until the frosting is soft and creamy, usually after about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the remaining fresh diced strawberries. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready for usage.

Strawberry Breakfast Cake

Other Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Vegan French Toast

Instant Pot Brown Rice Pudding

Vegan GF Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Vegan GF Biscuits and Gravy

Banana Split Oatmeal

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Nutrition

(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 171 kcal / 715 kJ
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 25 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 50 min
  • For:
  • 15 serving

Ingredients

Breakfast Cake

Frosting

Instructions

Cake Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350℉. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, almond flour, chia seeds, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add in maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla, almond extract, and lemon zest, stirring until fully combined. Lastly, fold in strawberries.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until fork inserted in the cake's middle comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely before adding frosting!

Frosting Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse cashews, then add to blender (preferably high-speed). Add maple syrup, almond milk, a 1/4 cup of the strawberries, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
  2. Blend the mixture on and off, stopping to scrape the frosting down the sides of the blender, until the frosting is soft and creamy, usually after about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the remaining fresh diced strawberries. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready for usage.

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Strawberry Breakfast Cake

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.