Cake can be an acceptable breakfast.
It’s cooked in a squash, so it’s practically a vegetable dish.
Microwaves are the greatest invention since sliced bread. Or sliced squash?
The idea of a freshly baked breakfast was particularly appealing in Atlanta’s ice/snow disaster. I was eyeing Kierston’s bites, but was having a hunger problem. It takes too long to pre-heat the oven and wait for something to bake!
Thanks to my meal prep, I had half a butternut squash pre-roasted and ready to eat. I whipped up my peanut flour cake batter and poured it in. Less than 1 min in the microwave later, I had a fancy-looking cake for breakfast. You could even make this quick-cake vegan with a flax egg!
Take a big bite. The fluffy, warm peanut butter cake paired with the natural sweetness of the softened squash is fantastic. You’ll be hard-pressed to figure out what to save for the last bite.
When life calls for instant gratification, why wait? The best part is that if it doesn’t turn out, you can make another in 45 seconds. Not that I would know…
Peanut Butter Cake in a Squash
- 2 T peanut flour*
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2-3 drops liquid stevia
- 2 T egg whites (or flax egg)
- 1/2 small butternut squash, pre-roasted
Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients and stir to combine.
Pour mixture in the “bowl” of the squash. Microwave ~45 seconds.
Top as desired (I used sugar-free syrup and pomegranate arils). Enjoy!
Note: I order my peanut flour from iHerb. Use discount code USO924 for $5-10 off your order! If you don’t have peanut flour, you can sub 2T protein powder.
How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week? The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends! Post your Strange But Good creations, grab the logo below for your blog, and link up here.
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Do you “bake” in the microwave?
What’s your favorite hot breakfast?