Sunday Morning Breakfast Cake

After soaking 3/4 of a gallon of oats during the week, I save about 5 cups worth for a breakfast cake on Sundays. This makes for quick preparation and I can go get dressed and ready for the day while it’s baking. Plus, I do like special breakfasts on the weekends. We have pancakes on Saturday and usually some sort of “coffee” cake on Sundays. This is my revised version of a coffee cake to be a healthy and filling breakfast. Sometimes I add the crumbled toppings, sometimes not. It’s great either way.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Cake

serves enough for 20 people, or 2 breakfasts around here


  • 5 cups soaked oats
  • 9 pastured eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 3/4 cup sucanat
  • 1 teaspoon real salt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • scant teaspoon of each: allspice, nutmeg, and ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour

Topping (optional)

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts or other nuts
  • 1/4 cup sucanat
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Fold in 2 cups of frozen berries in the cake batter
  • Fold in 1 cup of chopped nuts, coconut shreds, or seeds


  1. The night before or prior, soak 5 cups of rolled oats with 1 cup buttermilk and enough water to dampen the oats, but not so much that they’re swimming. Mix well and let sit with a towel over at least 12 hours.
  2. The next day add oats, coconut oil and eggs to the mixer bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Pour into 9 x 13 (or slightly larger) greased pan and spread the batter around evenly.
  5. For the topping, melt the butter, add to it chopped nuts, sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Stir it well and pour as evenly as possible over the top of the cake.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 30-35 minutes.
  8. It will be done when your knife is mostly clean.

If you like a lighter cake, you can add some cream or coconut milk to the batter to thin it a little. Either way, it’s quite moist. While it’s baking, feel free to finish up your morning routine. Best with a good glass of fresh milk, hot herbal tea, or a good fruit smoothie. Enjoy!

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