$0.50 and 5 Minute Oat Breakfast Cake

$0.50 and 5 Minute Oat Breakfast Cake

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a huge fan of starting off my day with a delicious breakfast! Thankfully breakfast does not need to be time consuming or expensive! It’s time to insert this $0.50 and 5 Minute Oat Breakfast Cake into your morning routine and make sure that no matter how much time you have in the morning, you always have time for breakfast!

Oat Breakfast Cake Recipe

oat breakfast cake
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

$0.50 and 5 Minute Oat Breakfast Cake

Who knew oats, bananas, coconut and a blender are you all need for an incredible breakfast?!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast cake
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 400kcal
Author: apartmentchefnick
Cost: $0.50


  • Blender (I use a Magic Bullet)
  • Small bowl
  • Microwave


  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup water

Toppings (Optional)

  • 1/2 banana
  • Berries
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Nuts/seeds
  • Cocoa nibs


  • Add oats, coconut flakes, banana and water into the blender.
  • Blend until smooth consistency is reached (~30 seconds).
  • Pour into small bowl.
  • Cook in the microwave on high for 90 seconds.
  • Add topping(s) of your choice and enjoy!


Step 1 – Your blender should look something like this before turning it on!

breakfast cake prep

Step 4 – 90 seconds in my microwave results in a solid, cake-like consistency. If you prefer it to be a little runnier, try cooking it for 60 seconds instead. Remember every microwave is different, so allow yourself three tries to figure out what you like best!

Meal Prep Tip – You can do Steps 1-3 the night before and then put the bowl in the refrigerator over night! Then in the morning add an extra 15 seconds of microwave time. When you wake up you’re less than 2 minutes away from breakfast!

More Microwave Fun – For another quick, delicious dish you can make in microwave, check out my $1.50 and 10 Minute Gluten-Free Mug Cake recipe!


  • 1/2 banana ~ $0.10
  • 1/3 cup of oats ~ $0.15
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes ~ $0.25
  • 1/2 cup of water – negligible

Cost per serving ~ $0.50


Recipe epiphanies come in all forms! For example, this recipe was the result of an upset stomach. I was looking for some “bland” food and tracked down some bananas and oats. I blended them together and was surprised by how delicious it was! Then with the addition of coconut, it became a Cafe4111 breakfast special! Didn’t think I’d ever have a reason to thank my sometimes overly sensitive stomach but without it, I’d have never gotten the opportunity to share this awesome oat breakfast cake recipe with you. Give it a try and let me know if it makes your go-to breakfast menu!

As always, make informed food decisions. Know your ingredients, know your costs!

oat breakfast cake with fruit
Red, white and blue oat breakfast cake!

1 thought on “$0.50 and 5 Minute Oat Breakfast Cake”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating