Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cake

I have been going high on cranberries these days. With Thanksgiving approaching so near, all i can think of is celebrations and thanksgiving flavors.  For my treat today, i am going to eat a cake for breakfast … its nutritious, healthy and a lovely fall breakfast in a slice !! Now that’s some treat 🙂 Presenting Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cake

This is my first Thanksgiving in US and I cannot be more excited. I have heard that thanksgiving is a fun holiday and people get together to enjoy the company of each other and fabulous food. The typical thanksgiving dinner includes roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, some greens, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and some delicious pumpkin pie.

If i am not wrong, a typical thanksgiving dinner would be called incomplete without a side of cranberry sauce in US and Canada. Last year, i got to attend a thanksgiving dinner in Canada and i loved the host’s orange candied cranberry sauce. Since then, i have been meaning to make my own.

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Just a few days back, i happen to find some whole berry cranberry sauce cans on sale and i grabbed a couple of them. While i walked back, i was churning out ideas for my next recipe. Being a cake lover that i am, my first thought was “why not make it into a breakfast cake” 🙂 So here it is !!

Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cake

cranberry oatmeal breakfast cake

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: medium
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1 mixing bowl, 1 baking tin, couple of spoons

  • All purpose flour-1 cup , sifted
  • Oats (i used old fashioned)- 1.5 cups
  • milk- 1 cup
  • whole berry cranberry sauce (i used ocean spray’s)- 1 can
  • brown sugar- 1 cup
  • orange Marmalade- 2 tablespoons
  • cinnamon powder- 1 tsp
  • 50 gms butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp soda- bi carb
  • small pinch of salt (i always like to add in just a small pinch of salt in sweet recipes to enhance the flavor of the sweetness)


Pre-heat the oven at 375F/180C and meanwhile gather all the ingredients for the cake.

  1. Begin with preparing the wet mixture for the batter. For that, take a bowl and in it, add in the brown sugar, butter and milk. Mix well till it is well combined and homogeneous.
  2. Next, add in the cranberry sauce and marmalade. Combine and keep aside.
  3. Now, take another bowl and then add in the Oats, whole wheat, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, soda-bi carb and combine.
  4. Slowly start adding the dry mix to the wet mix and fold in gently. Combine till everything comes together into a smooth mixture. This batter will not be smooth but chunky as it has the whole berries and oats.
  5. Pour the mixture into pre-greased tin and bake in the oven for 40 minute or longer till the pin comes out clean. The cake is ready.
  6. Remove the cake from the tin and let it cool down before cutting and serving. Serve as is or with orange marmalade as a topping.

This cake is just so awesome !!

It is easy to make and is just perfectly sweet for a little something. Keeping the same theme as the orange candied cranberry sauce, i added in the orange marmalade which brings a little sweet-bitter note to this cake. The oats are a great addition to this cake as it keeps the cake moist without having to overload with butter.

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  1. Cake for breakfast? You are my hero!

  2. Looks so goods nd healthy Prachi. IF there is any cranberry sauce left over I will make this with it.

  3. Can we use wheat flour instead of all purpose flour? Pls let me know. Recipe is awesome.

    • Hi louella! Thank u for visiting my page. Well yes you can use wheat flour here in the recipe but I would still suggest to mix some all purpose flour in there as well… Maybe keep the ratio of whole wheat : all purpose as 3:1. All purpose flour helps in bringing more moisture in the cake and prevents the dense cake (since the recipe is eggless)
      Hope this helps. Would love to know how the recipe turned out for u.

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