Simply Healthy Family: Tart Cherry and Vanilla Yogurt Breakfast Cakes {Recipe Redux}


Tart Cherry and Vanilla Yogurt Breakfast Cakes {Recipe Redux}

Get out of your boring breakfast rut with these deliciously healthy Tart Cherry and Vanilla Yogurt Individual Breakfast Cakes. Served Piping hot who can resist warm tart cherries in a healthy, whole grain cake? This cake is moist and delicious, sweetened naturally with creamy vanilla yogurt and 
 a bit of brown sugar. 

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

Don't start your day off with sugary cereals, this healthy breakfast will keep you feeling satisfied and guilt free. Kids and adults alike need a healthy, whole grain and protein packed breakfast to keep energy levels high and the brain functioning and it's best. This breakfast has it all nutritionally speaking and is delicious too! 

More than 75% of Americans are calcium deficient. Calcium deficiency is not only responsible for loss in bone density but plays a role in nearly 150 different degenerative diseases, including obesity, arthritis, fibromyalgia, acid reflux, high cholesterol, hypertension, allergies, cancer, and others.

Calcium plays a very important role in the body to neutralize acidic blood. When we eat acidic foods, like red meat, or we drink carbonated drinks, like sodas or alcohol, our bodies become more acidic. This causes Calcium to be leached from our bones and teeth.

Kids Health

"Calcium deficiency is the major dietary deficiency in America's children today,"  Dr. Duane Alexander, director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 86 percent of teenage girls and 64 percent of teenage boys are "calcium deficient"; in other words, they lack the recommended daily amount (RDA) of calcium, which is 1,300 milligrams, the equivalent of about four 8-ounce glasses of milk a day.

Carbs have gotten a bad rap in the last several years and there are so many 'fad' diets that tell you to completely eliminate them from your diet. However, some studies suggest that up to 95% of Americans are eating refined carbs! The fact of the matter is that whole grains are a very important part of your diet and prevent numerous health problems. 

Most of us are busy people and try our best to eat healthy but often pick up packaged foods claiming to contain grains.  I like to us a Multi Grain Cereal such as Quaker for baking muffins and cereals. 

Healthy,  whole-grain foods  include the whole kernel and have not been processed. Research shows they can protect you from ticker trouble, diabetes, colon cancer, and possibly asthma and Alzheimer’s disease. 

Simple Ingredients thrown together for a quick, get you moving and being healthy day.

You Will Need 
1 1/2 cups Multi Grain Oats
1/2 cup oat flour (ground oats, preferably whole grain or steel cut)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon iodized salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup real butter
2 eggs (free range of course)
1 1/2 cups fat free vanilla yogurt
1 cup frozen tart cherries
2 tablespoons coconut oil for brushing ramekins

Preheat oven to 350F.  Brush 6 small ramekins lightly with coconut oil.
In the bowl of an electric mixer with cookie paddle attachment, add sugar, butter, eggs and yogurt, mix on speed 5-6 till smooth. Add dry ingredients; oats, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix on low speed to combine. Add cherries and chopped nuts and gently fold into the batter.
Pour evenly into the prepared ramekins 1/4" from the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Serve warm.

Processed Free America

Organic Gardening


  1. I am all about cherry recipes these days. I keep buying them at the grocery store and then looking for ways to use them up. What a breakfast treat!

  2. I love this healthy breakfast cake and how you incorporated healthy oats and yogurt with cherries!

  3. That looks almost like a dessert! Yes, this would be a terrific breakfast for me.

  4. Pictures look absolutely fabulous! Everything looks extremely nice, professional .Everyone loves discovering delicious new recipes, and an event this is a perfect opportunity to do so.

  5. I love sour cherries, and this sounds delicious!

  6. I love that this is a true guilt free breakfast, in love with those cherries too!

  7. Cake for breakfast?! Sounds fabulous to me! Especially since it's good for me too. Double win.

  8. This is DELICIOUS!!!!

  9. What a gorgeous and healthy way to start the day! Thank you for sharing Gwen!

  10. I love that it incorporates cherries! Yum! I agree we get into a rut around here, this would definitely get the littles motivated! Thanks for sharing!

  11. This comment has been removed by the author.


If you really like a post please share, like on FB, Google +, Stumble and give it a THUMBS UP or Pin It on Pinterest!

I appreciate all positive and helpful comments! Thanks for stopping by.

 photo copyright.jpg
blogger template by envye