Monday Munchies: Oat Cakes with Cream Cheese Spread

Oat cakes

The last week has been a failure as far as new recipes are concerned.  I tried two recipes for homemade granola bars and I wasn’t thrilled with either of them.  This recipe is from several weeks ago and only received rave reviews from Anna.  Bo wouldn’t eat it (although he does like the cream cheese spread on cinnamon bread!) and Clara thought they were too chewy.  I thought they were good for a healthy breakfast (or snack) for an alternative to regular oatmeal.

Oat Cakes with Cream Cheese Spread

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 3 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Preheat oven to 350.  Heat the water in the microwave until boiling.  Add the butter and mix into the oats, cinnamon, and agave in a small bowl.  Let stand for several minutes.  Dust oat mixture with flour and roll to 1/4 inch thick.  Using a sharp knife, cut into squares and place on a lined baking sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, mashed banana, and vanilla.  Spread the oat cakes with the cream cheese mixture and serve.

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    Each Monday, I’ll showcase a family and kid-friendly recipe to share with your family.  Please let me know if you try one of my recipes! Enjoy!

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