Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bundt Cakes

12 Feb

What’s better than cake for breakfast? I have wonderful memories of various family celebrations that included cake, which always had leftovers. Rather than waiting for an “appropriate” time to enjoy those leftovers, my family would often dig into that birthday or graduation cake for breakfast the next morning. It’s naughty, delicious, and so horribly unhealthy! But oh so amazing.

Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bundt Cakes |

These breakfast bundt cakes still feelΒ naughty and are certainly delicious, but definitely not unhealthy. When the mood struck for chocolate recently, I started thinking of what I could bake into a cake that would make it wholesome, tasty, and packed with nutrients.

Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bundt Cakes |

Oats were an obvious choice, and these cakes use both soaked and ground oats. Cocoa powder is so wonderful, it was a given that’s what I’d use to impart the chocolate flavor. Instead of butter or oils, I opted for avocado as the fat source, a healthy fat that we should all be eating more of. Sweetener is always tricky – cake isn’t cake without sugar, but I can’t justify a breakfast that’s loaded with the stuff, so I pureed some dates with Madagascar vanilla for a less-sweet but still satisfying flavor. And finally, to add a chocolaty protein punch, I stirred in a serving of my favorite chocolate protein powder, Vega Protein & Greens Chocolate.

Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bundt Cakes |

The result? A decadent, dainty, delightful breakfast that looks and taste indulgent, but will leave you feeling ready to take on the day. No added sugars. No hydrogenated fats. No complex flour blends. And no chemicals.

Shock your loved ones when you serve them cake for breakfast! Just don’t tell them what’s inside πŸ˜‰

Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bundt Cakes
Makes 6 mini bundt cakes

    • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1/2 cup dates
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 ripe avocado
    • 2 eggs (or 2 tbsp flaxseed meal mixed with 5 tbsp water, set to thicken)
    • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
    • 1 C oat flour (measure after grinding oats in a food processor)
    • 1 scoop (33g) chocolate protein powder
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 325Β°. Grease a mini bundt cake pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the 1/2 cup oats with the boiling water. Set aside to cool, so the oats can soak up the water.

In the meantime, puree the dates, vanilla extract, and avocado in a food processor. Ideally, it’ll be completely smooth, but don’t worry if the dates don’t break down completely.

In a small bowl, whisk together the rest of the dry ingredients.

Add the date-avocado puree to the soaked oats and whisk together. Next, whisk in the eggs (either real or flax). Finally, whisk in the dry ingredients until combined well.

Scoop the thick batter into the greased mini bundt pans. Alternatively, you can use mini loaf pans or just a muffin tin. Smooth the batter down so it’s as even as possible.

Bake atΒ 325Β° for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a cooling rack.

Serve warm if eating immediately, or let cool completely to enjoy for breakfast in the morning. If desired, drizzle with your favorite nut butter, some maple syrup, or even a few sprinkles for fun πŸ™‚

Store in an airtight container in the fridge, up to 5 days.

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36 Responses to “Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bundt Cakes”

  1. Diana B. February 12, 2016 at 8:43 am #

    Kind of donut-esque! When the others in the office are eating their deep fried goo, you can be all smug, eat along and know you are doing something healthy for you! Great Idea!! πŸ™‚

  2. Strength and Sunshine February 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    These are adorable!! I love little bundt molds!

    • xtinaluvspink February 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

      Thanks! These could easily be muffins or mini loaves, but I couldn’t resist using the mini bundt pan.

  3. Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple March 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    These are so cute!! I need a mini bundt pan!

    • xtinaluvspink March 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

      Everyone should have a mini bundt pan! I need to use it more often.

  4. Rosey Rebecca March 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    Yum! I need to start baking avocado into things. I just polished off the rest of my bday cake after lunch today, so I definitely need some healthier sweets to detox!

    • xtinaluvspink March 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

      Haha! This will totally help in the sweets cravings πŸ™‚

  5. Erica @ erica finds March 25, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    Looks amazing! I am not a baker but I pinned it. Now I need my baker friends to see it and make it for me πŸ˜‰

    • xtinaluvspink March 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

      Aw, you can make this!! Just a bunch of mixing πŸ™‚

  6. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health March 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    these little bundts are soo adorable. i have a big bundt cake pan..and wonder if i can do it on that.

    • xtinaluvspink March 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

      Sure you could! Would just need to bake longer.

  7. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner March 25, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    Wow how interesting! I love avocado but never would have thought of this.

    • xtinaluvspink March 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

      I love replacing conventional ingredients with healthy ones πŸ™‚ seemed like a natural choice!

  8. The Fit Fork (@TheFitFork) March 25, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

    Yay, cake for breakfast! It looks pretty darn good, I think I’d top with my recipe for stevia chocolate mint syrup!

  9. jillconyers March 26, 2016 at 6:43 am #

    I think it’s so cool how avocados can be used to make delicious desserts and sweet treats.

  10. GiGi Eats Celebrities January 31, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    I’ve put avocados in my chocolate goodies before and – SUCCESS! HUGE success! πŸ˜‰

  11. Serena Ball MS, RD (@tspcurry) January 31, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    Love sprinkles! Sprinkles for breakfast (with this cake!) would be a great start to the day!

    • xtinaluvspink January 31, 2017 at 11:10 am #

      YESSSS! Sometimes you just need a little color πŸ™‚

  12. Mariangelica @ Chasing Littles January 31, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    OMG THESE LOOK AMAZING and i CAN’T BELIEVE HOW HEALTHY THEY ARE. I pinned this to remember to make it later!!

    • xtinaluvspink January 31, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

      Aww thank you! I ate one for breakfast this morning πŸ™‚

  13. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers January 31, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    You’re telling me I can eat a healthy cake for breakfast?! Sign me up NOW! These sound great. Can’t wait to try ’em.

  14. Queen of My Kitchen January 31, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    Love this recipe! I have a mini bundt pan that I never use so will be making these soon.

    • xtinaluvspink January 31, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

      Time to break it out! What’s funny is that I don’t have a normal size bundt pan.

  15. abbey sharp January 31, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

    Yum!! This looks amazing! Wouldn’t mind waking up to that

    • xtinaluvspink January 31, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

      It is so darn good, especially when you have them made ahead and can grab & go in the morning.

  16. Kimberly February 1, 2017 at 7:24 am #

    These look delicious! I love the shape of them- so cute!

    • xtinaluvspink February 1, 2017 at 8:13 am #

      Thanks! Almost like a donut, but waaaaaay healthier πŸ™‚

  17. chocolaterunnergirl February 1, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    I love EVERYTHING about this! And that polk-a-dot plate is adorable!

    • xtinaluvspink February 1, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

      Aw, thanks! Found a colorful set at Target and knew they’d be great for photos!

      • chocolaterunnergirl February 1, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

        That’s awesome! I’m always on the lookout for cute dishes for pics! πŸ™‚

  18. Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit February 1, 2017 at 6:01 pm #

    Because breakfast with sprinkles is THAT much better! These look yummy!


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