Cooking with my little boy; Pumpkin Oatmeal Cake

Cooking with my little boy; Pumpkin Oatmeal Cake

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I have to confess all this recipe making was a perfect lovely adventure! honestly it was! to start because we made it in a such spontaneous way, as you can read in the tittle I made this cake with the best helper ever, yes! my son, so of course I enjoyed getting so much fun, I’m sure that is the reason why it came out good, because to tell the truth we just threw everything in the bowl ha! I wanted to share this with my best great little helper and so it was perfect! We actually threw the dry ingredients once finished then the other ingredients and I only used at the end the electric mixer and the mix ended like in the picture below. As they say, “the order of ingredients don’t affect the product”, and the thing I am sure of; is that we got a tasty cake, hmm maybe just so lucky it came out well, ha!. After the cake was made I got it out the oven and there we went to the park! Today was such a wonderful day, cold yes; and very!… so we were well wrapped, the sky blue and sunny…. I might share later with you a couple of pics. Anyway… I am writing here the proper recipe for you below the process, and if you want to experiment with your little one like me, you are warned it will be a messy adventure and so worthy! we actually were using my son’s little table to make it in a more familiar way for him. Another thing I want to tell you is this cake is a healthy version and not that sweet like those from the bakery or shop, refined sugar or any substitute are not involved in this recipe, so if you want to give a sweet touch here some ideas; you could serve it with Custard like I did in the picture, of course my son loved it that way! also my husband and even me! then also I liked with Advocaat another time, or you can serve it with some ice cream, or again only the cake for a healthier way… either way Enjoy your cake!


Pour the dry ingredients first into a bowl


As you know, my little man and I made all in one go, we threw all into the same bowl, only first the dry ingredients of course



Then we continued with the Greek yogurt



Add the Vanilla, as you see here I helped a little with this… oh! so who was the helper then? 🙂 



If you wish you can only use the white eggs for a healthier version….



We used the complete eggs, also you could use non-fat milk, although again we used semi-skimmed.

Sometimes when I make for example pancakes only for my son and not for us, then I can use the whole milk, is okay both ways



Adding the honey… that was my turn



And then although my sweetheart was enjoying mixing; it was not as easy, kind of heavy ingredients so I

decided to use the electric mixer later



.. and this is the mix ready to go to the oven



Cooking with my little boy; Pumpkin Oatmeal Cake

October 29, 2017


  • 1½ cups instant oats 1¼ cups whole wheat or gluten-free* flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree room temperature
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 190°C,You will need a 9″-square pan with spread butter or a non-stick cooking spray
  • Step 2 In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  • Step 3 In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, and vanilla.Stir in the pumpkin puree.Add in the Greek yogurt, stirring until no large lumps of yogurt remain.
  • Step 4 Stir in the maple syrup.
  • Step 5 Alternate between adding the oat mixture and milk, beginning and ending with the oat mixture, and stirring just until incorporated. (add the oat mixture in parts)
  • Step 6 Spread the butter into the prepared pan.
  • Step 7 Bake at 190°C for 25-30 minutes or until the centre feels firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Step 8 Cool completely to room temperature in the pan before slicing and serving.


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