Strawberry Microwave Breakfast Bowl

Some days, you just need a good snack.

Not an apple. Not broccoli and hummus.

Not…that snickers bar I ate Friday afternoon when I had nothing else as an option.

Lately, all I want for a snack is something warm. I’m almost always freezing cold in my office at work, so yogurt never sounds good, smoothies are too cool, and cold veggies and dip isn’t my first choice when I’m shivering.

Work time means no slippers or blanket, so warm snack it is! Hot tea, a decaf coffee, small bowl of oatmeal.

Or this fast strawberry snack cake.

It’s hearty and filling without being too heavy. Full of juicy berries and crunchy buckwheat.

Toasty warm and perfect with a cup of tea.

Snack or breakfast…or both?

Strawberry Microwave Breakfast Bowl, inspired and based on my Triple Oat Breakfast Bake

Makes: 1 cake


  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 2 Tbsp oat flour
  • 2 Tbsp buckwheat groats
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced


  1. Mix together the oat bran, oat flour, buckwheat groats, flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Stir in the vanilla, applesauce, and almond milk until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Gently fold in the diced strawberries.
  3. Spray a microwave safe baking dish or ramekin, and pour batter into dish.
  4. Heat for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the top is set.
  5. Let cool for 2-3 minutes.

37 Responses to “Strawberry Microwave Breakfast Bowl”

  1. #
    Kathryn — May 14, 2012 at 8:46 am

    This definitely would make a good breakfast, I love the combination of the crunchy buckwheat with those bright strawberries.

  2. #
    Lauren — May 14, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I totally fell out of making buckwheat bakes but I think it might be time to reintroduce them. You’ve inspired me.

  3. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I love little snack cakes like this, Brandi! Your recipe looks delicious and perfect for giving you a bit of energy during the workday. Love your use of summery strawberries, too!

  4. #
    Cassie — May 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I love this Brandi! I have been doing some gluten free experimenting and this is a perfect snack for that. Love it!

  5. #
    Heidi @ Food Doodles — May 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Oooh, I love this idea! Looks delicious with strawberries, but I bet other berries and chopped up fruits would be awesome!

  6. #
    lynn @ the actor's diet — May 15, 2012 at 3:39 am

    yum! i’m all about cakes whenever, wherever.

  7. #
    Sues — May 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Delicious! I have a feeling this would make getting through my work day SO much easier… :)

  8. #
    Shannon — May 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    ooh, i love the buckwheat in here :) definitely adding this to the to-make list!

  9. #
    Life's a Bowl — May 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    This looks so good! And I am happy that I have some strawberries at home that need to be eaten, gonna have to give it a whirl!

    I’ve tried making microwaved cakes in the past but have added eggs and every time they get super puffy while they’re in the microwave but immediately deflate and turn into a brick when I take them out…

  10. #
    Lori — September 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I love the idea of cake for breakfast! My husband & I enjoyed your segment on Dr. Oz. Looking forward to receiving your simple & tasty recipes. Thank you! P.S. Also following you on pinterest…..looks like we share our love of coffee :)

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      thanks so much, Lori! Always happy to find other coffee fiends :)

  11. #
    donna — August 14, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Can someone tell me what buckwheat groats are? Never heard of them. Thanks

  12. #
    Ron — August 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    What is the nutritional listing for this dish? Such as grams of fibre, protein, etc? Thanks

  13. #
    Susan Wheeler — September 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    According to My Fitness Pal Nutritional data: 230 calories, 44 carbs, 8 fat, 10 protein, 41 sodium, 10 sugar.
    This is yummy. I have made this numerous times. I personally like to germinate my buckwheat before adding. Also, I add any fruit or berries I have on hand. I very much like apple chopped in it. Most times I eat half and save half for my bedtime snack. Simple, quick and tasty with no added sugar. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  14. #
    hungry — March 4, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Has anyone tried this recipe and been successful? Was looking forward to this healthy recipe, and followed it exactly. It came out like oatmeal and the taste was off-putting. Is the posted recipe even accurate? Is a cake-like consistency even possible with those ingredients? Could use some help here.

  15. #
    starcraft online — September 13, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Oh~ It looks delicious and pretty easy to make! Thank you for sharing.


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