It’s that juice dripping through your hands that’s a real tell tale sign of awesomeness!
It feels like forever since I’ve had a flake bake, or rather it did until I baked up this one. Although I don’t like making the same things over and over, eating the same meals repeatedly, in fact I make it my mission to do the complete opposite creating something new every day, I am fond of a few of my staple ingredients, quinoa flakes being just one of them.
Who wouldn’t look forward to cake like breakfast, packed full of fruit with a wonderful array of complimentary toppings…I can’t even bring myself to put a question mark, it’s clearly rhetorical!
Typically my second round of breakfast comes to me around 11am; I have two breakfasts seen as I’m up before the crack of dawn. When my colleagues are partaking in elevenses I’m tucking in to what looks like a feast by comparison.
This quinoa flake bake did not disappoint. The mango and blueberry combination is now well and truly established as an all time favourite.
In case you missed the previous blue and yellow highlights…
I’m sure this flake bake won’t be the last time the combination graces my plate! (Let’s just say I have tartlet plans!)
The mango puree worked perfectly in the bake, holding together the flakes and blueberries which burst within the fluffy grain as it baked.
I absolutely love having dried blueberries and mango at hand to top it all off; dried and fresh mango, I love them both equally…that’s a special fruit right there!
Raw dried mango, no added sweetness allowing the intense flavour of the mango to shine. It has such a unique texture, deliciously chewy, way better than any toffee or jelly like sweet. The garnished flake bake was most definitely quite the feast and kept me going until lunch (I fit that Edamame Pilaf in two hours later..when you have food that good prepared and waiting for you it’s easy to find the room!)
A fresh light fluffy fruity cake. I have to say those frozen blueberries in the mix really elevated the bake to a whole new level. Nothing better than blueberries in a cake if you ask me. They infuse their surroundings providing a pop of deliciousness without overwhelming the other components. One one…after all my babbling and blueberry and mango praise…yummy!
What’s your favourite fruit to include in a cake or flake bake?
Mango and Blueberry Quinoa Flake Bake
Servings – 1
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
Cooking Time – 25 minutes
- 45g (1/2 cup) quinoa flakes
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 125ml (1/2 cup) mango puree
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp plain soy yoghurt
- 1 tbsp fresh blueberries
- 1 tbsp fresh mango sliced
- ½ tbsp dried blueberries
- 1 small piece of dried mango sliced
- 4-5 pecans roughly chopped
- ½ tsp desiccated coconut
- Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
- Mix together all flake bake ingredients and place in a lightly greased or non stick ramekin. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
- Remove and serve immediately or allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing and garnishing with toppings.