Baked Zoatmeal Cakes with Tahini Drizzle

If you read often, I’m sure that you’ll know by now how obsessed about stuff I tend to be. And you probably roll your eyes like 573 times when reading my posts. My apologies for that, my friends.


Now you can have your cake for breakfast and eat it too! This version is absolutely healthy, and it's full of veggies and nutrients!


Cheesecake? Why have one slice when you can have three.

Game of Thrones? Watching all of the 4 seasons in 5 days sounds like a brilliant idea to me.

(Been there, done that)

A trip to Ireland? Of course I had to spent the previous 50 days daydreaming about it (and of course, having the same nightmare where my plane crashes over and over again eh) and making list of all the stuff I’m going to buy when I get there.

(Is anybody of you as obsessed with supermarkets abroad as I am? Confession time, they’re absolutely my favorite part of travelling outside Spain)

Oatmeal? Or should I say “creamy gold sent straight from heaven”? I love the stuff and I’m not lying when I say that I could eat nothing but oatmeal bowls for the rest of my days.

But heavy on the toppings please.


Now you can have your cake for breakfast and eat it too! This version is absolutely healthy, and it's full of veggies and nutrients!


Thing is that, as I have mentioned previously, I live in Spain. Not the north, with its cold, lovely summers. Neither the south or east, with their stunning beaches and coasts but the very center of Spain.

Enter scorching hot summers, super cold winters and as if it wasn’t enough, there isn’t a single supermarket in my town which I actually enjoy.


Now you can have your cake for breakfast and eat it too! This version is absolutely healthy, and it's full of veggies and nutrients!


Not that you can actually go out of the house on summer, to be honest, you’d melt and die if you tried to. Let alone go for a bike ride or run at a time different from 5 am. And don’t you even think of having a warm bowl of oatmeal for breakfast BECAUSE THAT AIN’T HAPPENING.

Unless you want to die from one of those heat attacks or whatever they’re called, that is. Then it’s fine if you eat hot porridge in the morning and go running at lunch time.

Wish I couldn’t say been there done that, but I can. Not a nice experience, I’ll tell you that.

What can I say, I love my runs and my morning oats more than life itself.


Now you can have your cake for breakfast and eat it too! This version is absolutely healthy, and it's full of veggies and nutrients!


And that’s why I had to come up with an oatmeal alternative for these super hot, so-sweaty-it makes-me-want-to-cry, summer mornings. Because my hatred toward hospitals is directly proportional to my love for warm porridge in the morning. Which is what would happen if I kept of stuffing my face with burning porridge as soon as I wake up πŸ™

So baked oatmeal cakes were born. YES I’m aware they’re baked, but you can totally make them ahead of time and enjoy them cold the morning after, which is a win win, right? Bonus points for the fact that they’re pretty much anything you  want them to be (chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, banana… sadly they can’t be Robb Stark, but I’m working on that); you can make them vegan or go for a higher protein version if you wish; and the best part is that they are AN ABSOLUTELY HEALTHY WAY TO HAVE YOUR CAKE FOR BREAKFAST AND EAT IT TOO.


Now you can have your cake for breakfast and eat it too! This version is absolutely healthy, and it's full of veggies and nutrients!


And you get a tahini drizzle as well – do you guys like tahini? Lots of people dislike its slighty bitter taste, but I’m a big fan of the stuff! Though anyway, adding some sweetener such as honey and maple syrup reduces the bitter factor and makes it suitable to all tastes.

Plus you get to sneak in some veggies in your breakfast! I promise you won’t notice flavor-wise (though zucchini does change the texture, making oatmeal much creamier and fluffier yum!), and you’ll be getting in some extra nutrients and fiber – did I hear extra bonus points for these little guys? πŸ˜‰


Now you can have your cake for breakfast and eat it too! This version is absolutely healthy, and it's full of veggies and nutrients!


Speaking of veggies in breakfast, have you guys checked my friend Dearna’s How to include more vegetables in your diet blog series? Here’s part 1 and part 2, full of delicious ideas to make all your meals healthier and delicious. So worth checking out!


The benefits of eating more vegetables including tips and 30+ great recipes


I shall leave you now guys. It’s 1 am here and I have to make the most of this time of the day when it’s not 829038403F outside to amp up my warm beverages consumption and watch some series now that my laptop won’t burn my tights.


Baked Zoatmeal Cakes with Tahini Drizzle
Yields 8
Now you can have cake for brekafast and eat it too. Full of fiber, nutrients and protein, this is some cake you can actually feel good about devouring!
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  1. 80 grams oat bran
  2. 150 grams rolled oats
  3. 1 small zucchini (200 grams)
  4. 30 grams shredded coconut
  5. 6 grams baking powder
  6. 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  7. 240 grams water/tea
  8. 200 grams milk
  9. 50 grams raw sugar
  10. extra stevia to taste
  11. 2 eggs
  12. 15 grams olive oil
Tahini drizzle
  1. 2 tablespoons tahini (I use a combo of both dark and light tahini)
  2. 1/2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  3. a pinch of salt (optional)
  4. a pinch of cocoa powder (optional)
  5. a couple of drops of vanilla extract (optional)
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix wet ingredients in a different one.
  3. Combine both bowls and stir with a wooden spoon until fully mixed.
  4. Grease 8 ramekins and spoon mixture inside.
  5. Bake at 200ΒΊC (400F) for 15-20 minutes or until oatmeal has set.
  6. Enjoy warm or cold!
  1. For vegan cakes used nut/oat/rice/coconut milk and 2 flax eggs.
  2. I like to use vanilla herbal tea instead of water, but it's all up to you. You can even use more milk instead if you wish!
  3. I topped mine with vanilla bean coconut yogurt, tahini sauce and some date caramel.
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p.s: which series can I watch? Now that I’m done with Game of Thrones, all of the remaining shows seem so boring to me ugh. Bonus point for you if your recommendations involve gorgeous men with a beard.

Hope you start your week off right! You certainly cannot go wrong with cake for breakfast – or warm oatmeal if you’re lucky enough to live on the south hemisphere this time of the year. If that’s the case, do tell me and I’ll come over and live with you for the next 2 months. I’m bringing my laptop and a tin of cookies so we can binge watch some series (GoT preferably) while we munch on cookies and drink warm tea.



  • Reply Ashley June 30, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Love these cakes! I haven’t eaten oatmeal in a month or so now because it’s just too hot! And I really like that you snuck in some veggies!

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you Ashely! xxxx

  • Reply Danguole June 30, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Oh my goodness, I think we live in similar climates actually. I nearly gave myself heatstroke from soup the other day–I wanted soup, you know?

    These look so good! Tahini is so delicious. I can only imagine.

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Hahaha I’m craving soup like mad too! Thank you!

  • Reply Two Healthy Kitchens June 30, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Yes! You gets bonus points here, for sure! (And TONS of bonus points when you figure out how to get these to be Robb Stark – lol!) These are brilliant! I love how tall and statuesque they are – so pretty! And what a fantastic idea for the tahini drizzle – I usually only have tahini in savory applications, and am so excited to try it sweetened! Love, love these! πŸ˜€ ~Shelley

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Can’t wait to come up with a way to turn oatmeal into Robb Stark haha! Thank yoooou! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply shashi @ June 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I am a hooooge fan of sneaking in veggies into all baked goods – Consuelo – these oatmeal cakes are fabulous with that zucchini tucked in! And I have only had tahini in savory dishes, it never occurred to me to add honey or maple syrup to it to sweeten up the bitter taste. Thanks for sharing these!

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      You’re welcome! Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane June 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Oh Consuelo, I know what you mean about that summer heat! I lived in Greece for many years, as you probably know, where it gets up to 40 degrees and even beyond in July and August. And it doesn’t cool down very much at night.
    Are you anywhere near to Madrid? I LOVE Spain and stayed in Granada for about 3 months quite a few years ago, but I never visited the centre of Spain (too hot, haha!)
    Anyway, these oatmeal cakes look really interesting – what a great breakfast. I’m one of those people who actually likes tahini, as well so these are a hit with me. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Yeah, it’s near Madrid! Granada must be loooovely. I’d love to go there soon (as soon as summer is over because Granada is deadly in summer or so I’ve heard!), and I might even study there if I don’t get admitted into the university I want πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Trisha (Stew or a Story) June 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I want to have my cake and eat it too! Total breakfast win! Gorgeous! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you Trisha πŸ™‚

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour June 30, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love these oatmeal cakes! So creative and perfect for summer!

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks Meghan! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Eva @ Eva Bakes June 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I tire of regular old oatmeal quickly, but I am loving the idea of having oatmeal cakes! Now I can finally justify having cake for breakfast!

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      Hehe isn’t cake for breakfast fab? πŸ˜‰ Thanks Eva!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven June 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    You got me on oatmeal and game of thrones! My two fav obsessions!!

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      They’re mine as well πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou June 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    When I’m abroad I make sure to spend at least one afternoon perusing the local grocery stores. It’s such a fun thing to do!
    When I was in Barcelona I remembering spending a good 3 hours in a Corte Ingles supermarket. I sampled all the Serranos and quesos they had…sooooo delish.

    Talking about delicious things, those zoatmeal cakes look legit. I’m loving the tahini dressing as well!

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Corte Ingles supermarkets are a faorite of mine too since we don’t have them in my town, so I always spend hours there hahaha!
      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Monica June 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I am sweating just listening to you describe the summer temps! You’re very smart to come up with this alternative. Everything’s better in cake form. I am also a fanatic about oatmeal…I love chewy steel cut oats with a passion! I’m still eating it but it may soon get too hot here for it, too. This is so creative with the tahini drizzle!

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Chewy oats are a favorite of mine indeed! But it’s ust too hot for them now ;(
      Thank you Monica! xx

  • Reply Layla @ Brunch Time Baker June 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    OMG I need some of this in my life. YUM!

    • Reply Consuelo June 30, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      thanks! xxx

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen June 30, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    This looks like the most heavenly oatmeal I have ever seen. Love that you can eat it cold out of the refrigerator and I’ve never used tahini for anything but hummus. Love that you sweetened it up and drizzled the oatmeal with it!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much Christin!

  • Reply LEFTSIDEOFTHETABLE June 30, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I just love that you’re from Spain Consuelo, I always forget that and I don’t know why! I just saw my family from Bilbao this weekend for a family function! I’ve visited them there before, but that’s unfortunately the only place in Spain I have been to so far. Hope to visit again soon! Totally love grocery stores abroad as well!! I remember my first time studying abroad in Sweden, and I was shocked at how little processed food their was compared to the USA. The grocery stores are so much smaller in Europe it’s crazy, but I definitely love it! Thanks for this recipe, looks so unique from anything i’ve ever made! Pinned, thanks πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Bilbao must be a beautiful place – I’ve always wanted to go there, but it’s just so far away from where I live πŸ™
      Thank you very much, dear! x

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor June 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    LOVE that these are zucchini and oatmeal! A great way to include veggies for breakfast. I always love reading your posts, Consuelo so no eye rolling here! Great way to use tahini too!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley πŸ™‚

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments June 30, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I love the zucchini and coconut in this oatmeal — so delicious! I’ve never had tahini sweetened up like this, but since I’m really into the whole sweet and savory thing, I have a feeling I’d love this. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      You would, for sure! πŸ˜‰ It’s plain delish! Thanks!

  • Reply laurel y menta June 30, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Consuelo, nosotras tenemos la “suerte” de vivir en el norte y no pasar esos tremendos calores. Pero es una odisea ir a la playa porque podemos tirarnos semanas enteras sin poder pisarla por la lluvia o el frΓ­o… πŸ™ Eso sΓ­, tenemos un paisaje veeeeeerde maravilloso…
    Nos encantan estos pastelitos. estamos flipando con la mezcla de ingredientes, tienen que ser adictivos!!!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      El paisaje debe de ser precioso, sΓ­ *.* Muchas gracias!
      Besos xx

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl June 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Cheesecake? Why have one slice when you can have three.

    That’s going to be my life motto from now on.


    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      Inspiring, isn’t it? Thank you!

  • Reply Jess @whatjessicabakednext June 30, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    These cakes look absolutely divine, Consuelo! Loving the sound of the tahini drizzle-
    delish! Cake for breakfast is the best idea ever.
    I’m similar to you, I love exploring the supermarkets in other countries- I loved Mallorca when I visited last summer- always so interesting because it’s different to the UK.

    Definitely got to try the recipe out! Have a great week πŸ™‚

  • Reply Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures June 30, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I like oatmeal, but never eat it in the summer because it’s too hot. This is a great alternative!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Laura! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking June 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    This is a great idea! I love oatmeal for breakfast in the winter but come summer I need something different yet still filling and healthy! Pinned! If I lived in the middle of Spain I would just drive myself straight up into France and never leave πŸ˜‰ But I have a strange affinity for France.

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Ooohhh great idea – now I’ll just have to learn to drive πŸ˜‰ Thank you!!

  • Reply rubyredapron July 1, 2014 at 2:22 am

    You’re absolutely hilarious Consuelo! It’s absolutely scorching hot over here too but I still eat my oatmeal warm sometimes even if it melts me. Anyway these oatmeal cakes look like a perfect solution! And I love the sound of that tahini drizzle.

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Hahaha thank you so much Ruby dear! xx

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon July 1, 2014 at 2:48 am

    I laughed out loud when you said Robb Stark hahaha. We actually love all the same things! It’s kind of creepy πŸ™‚ These look absolutely delicious! I love tahini but I’ve never tried a sweet version. I’ll just have to make these for breakfast tomorrow!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Hahaha isn’t he adorable? πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much! xx

  • Reply Joanne July 1, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Hmmm. Where you live in Spain sounds suspiciously like NYC weather! It’s THE.WORST. It definitely makes eating certain things during the summer a bit rough. I love your not hot version of oatmeal! These cakes sound awesome.

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Yeaahhh this weather is soooo annoying :'( Thank you!

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron July 1, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Consuelo, I am just dying to go to Spain! Maybe not during a heat wave though… Love these cakes, and cake for break-fast? Sign me up!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you so much Denise πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cindy July 1, 2014 at 6:32 am

    These cakes look delicious! I have been looking for more things to do with tahini. It’s sold in such huge containers and you use so little in hummus. The center of Spain sounds like Texas and Arizona here in the US. Crazy hot and being outside is so miserable. Its even hot in the middle of the night. It just never cools down. Ireland sounds amazing. I wanna go too πŸ˜€

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      Mmm I love hummus too, but sweet tahini is even better I think πŸ˜‰
      Hope you get to go soon – it’s such a lovely place indeed! Thank you! xx

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession July 1, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Oh Consuelo!!!! Summer heat can be sooooo annoying!!!!!! It’s supposed to be monsoon here in Mumbai and it hasn’t rained the entire month and the heat has intensified to an unbearable point! So let’s dread the summers together!!!! πŸ™ πŸ™ Sooooo excited that you will be going to Ireland soon! That place is my dream destination and someday I really want to go visit and explore its beauty! I love looking for exotic, foreign products especially food items in supermarkets!!! I could literally spend hours at a stretch without even realizing how much time has passed! haha! Lovinggggg these oatmeal cakes! Couldn’t agree more with you, hot breakfast in this heat is a definite no no! So these baked beauties will be just perfect! Plus, it has that beautiful swirly tahini drizzle! Breakfast sorted! <3 *-*

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      It must be super hot there in Mumbai indeed ahhh :'(
      Ireland is such a lovely country indeed – whenever you have the chance to go, do so. You’ll love it, I’m sure!
      Thank you sooooo much πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes July 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    It’s OK – I have my own obsessions over here!! And definitely no eye rolling going on here πŸ™‚ Love this – it looks so perfect!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you Ashley! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    You would for sure, it’s plain delish! πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

  • Reply Amy (Savory Moments) July 1, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Wow, these little cakes look delicious and I love that there’s some zucchini in them! Perfect for this time of year. The drizzle is a nice touch, too!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you Amy! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I was wondering what the z in zoatmeal stands for! This sounds delicious. I remember going to Spain in the summer and it was soooo hot. But I loved it and definitely want to come back πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Aww thank you! Which part of Spain were you in? πŸ˜‰ x

  • Reply huntfortheverybest July 1, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    great healthy cake!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      thanks! x

  • Reply pippa July 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Would the zucchini be chopped or grated/shredded? I’m tempted to try it with carrot too… πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Grated/shredded! Oohhh that sounds lovely! Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  • Reply pippa July 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    P’s they sound amazing and I can’t wait to try making them with the kids πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Aww thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout July 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Omg yum! I loooove oatmeal too, but only baked. Guess I’m picky haha πŸ™‚ I seriously need to start Game of Throne, but it looks like a commitment to watch… is it worth it? Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 2, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Best spent 40h of your life, I tell you.
      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I like the way you speak about Spanish summer. It sounds like a real summer. I’m in London, can you understand what I mean? Here summer is the exceptional day when everybody goes out to set a BBQ πŸ™‚ I am in love with this zoatmeal and its decadent toppings.

    • Reply Consuelo July 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Oh to be honest, I love it there in summer (oh well, I’ve never been to London, but I0m assuming that Irish weather is quite the same!) hehehe πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

  • Reply Julia | July 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Consuelo, love these cakes! They are so healthy. I would love to have these for breakfast. And the topping is so delicious!

    • Reply Consuelo July 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Thank you Julia πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Kelly July 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Hehehe, your posts always bring a smile to my face girl πŸ™‚ These zoatmeal cakes are awesome! Oatmeal is my favorite and I love that you snuck in some veggies! These sound like such a healthy and delicious breakfast and so good with the tahini drizzle πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Awwh thank you so much! So do your sweet comments Kelly πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker July 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Look at these beauties!! You clever lady πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Consuelo July 3, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks Jo! xx

  • Reply tohercore July 5, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Thanks for sharing the links lovely πŸ™‚ I LOVE your idea here – I have been thinking of these zoatmeal cakes ever since you posted them to Instagram – they are definitely on the menu to cook up soon x

    • Reply Consuelo July 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Dearna! It was no problem at all! Hope you’ll like them xx

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