Refreshing Orange-Mint Baked Breakfast Cake

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 24, 2010

Hellloooooo gorgeous.

Bake, pack, ship. Bake, pack, ship. Bake, pack, ship. Bake, pack, ship.

My ‘workout’ yesterday lasted 9 hours. A non-formal workout, but a workout none the less!

Unfortunately, fate did not have Avatar in our future last night. The only non sold out show was at 10:50pm. Seeing as the IMAX theatre is a 45 min. drive from us, we didn’t feel like getting home at 3am so we didn’t go.

We ended up just relaxing with a few friends and watching Conan’s last episode of Late Night- (sniff, sniff). Can I just say that man has Class, with a capitol C?!

I created my 4th Baked Breakfast cake experiment this morning.

My previous Baked Breakfast Cakes:

Refreshing Orange-Mint Baked Breakfast Cake



  • 1/2 cup lightly toasted hazelnuts (filberts)
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
  • 3/4 cup sweetened applesauce (or unsweetened + 1 T sweetener below)
  • 2 t pure vanilla extract
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 T chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups unsweetened almond, soy, rice, hemp milk
  • 1/4 t raw maca powder (optional)
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced into chunks

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Grease three small oven safe dishes. Throw all ingredients except the orange into the blender and blend until smooth. Evenly distribute the batter into the dishes and then garnish with orange chunks. Pop in the oven for about 35 minutes at 350F or until golden brown. You can refrigerate for 4 days and they apparently freeze well too!

[Recipe adapted from the fabulous Ricki over at Diet, Dessert, n Dogs]

Makes 4 servings (does not include chia seeds or chocolate chips)



You know what goes well with orange?


I have some fun news- I am applying to the Oakville Organic Farmer’s Market this Summer! I spoke with the chair of the board yesterday and she thinks my Glo Bars would be a perfect fit for the market. This farmer’s market is amazing– all vendors must be organic, sustainable, use non-GMO products, etc. Everyone knows the farmer’s on a first name basis! It is just the market I have been looking for!!!

Should I be accepted I will need to move forward quite quickly with purchasing a tent, table, hiring help, and obtaining signage/marketing materials. It would be great to have a location for my customers in the GTA to purchase the bars and I would love to meet my customers in person too. It would be a fun change of pace!

Do you have a Farmer’s Market in your town? What’s it like?

I have another full day of baking ahead of me. I need to get caught up on the 1600+ Glo Bars that I sold last week. I don’t see a day off in my future for a while!


Have a great Sunday!! :D


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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 24, 2010 at 9:56 am

That is so EXCITING!!! I am sure they would be a fabulous hit at Farmers markets. We don’t have any great ones around here, but when we vacation in northern Michigan there are always WONDERFUL ones!! Yaya, Ange! :)


Audrey January 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm

In northern Michigan? Really?!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 24, 2010 at 10:14 am

This meal looks like such a “Florida” breakfast to me– you must be getting excited for your trip! Love that towel!

Our farmer’s market is pretty decent, but it only runs from June to October :-(


Karla January 24, 2010 at 10:15 am

That’s so exciting! I love farmer’s markets! The one here in Ithaca is surprisingly good but my favorite one is in San Francisco!
Congratulations! So excited for you!


pen January 24, 2010 at 10:15 am

That’s fantastic about the farmers market! I will keep my fingers crossed! Sadly, we don’t have a farmers markey in the little tiny southern town that I live in. I just rely on a CSA.


Marisa (Loser for Life) January 24, 2010 at 10:20 am

Orange and chocolate are such a great combo!

That is exciting news for you about the farmers market! Hope all goes well with it!


Katie @ Health for the Whole Self January 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

The farmers’ market I go to regularly has an awesome stand with all vegan baked goods, and it is a HUGE hit! No doubt you’ll be just as successful :)


Estela @ Weekly Bite January 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

Great news about the Farmer’s Market! I’m so lucky to have a Farmer’s Market just a few blocks from my house. Your products would be perfect! It has everything… from cheese to plants, to baked goods, to fresh everything. Signage is key, as well as some help. It’ll be a huge success! I just know it!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

Orang e+ Chocolate= Deliciousness!
That is so exciting about the farmer’s market!! We do have one in our area, only one, but sadly, I am never able to go. It’s on Saturday mornings in the summer and I work every single saturday in the summer. BUT where I work at is a local successful farm. Well i work in there store but it’s on their farm. I always buy all my vegetables and a lot of fruits there in the summer. It is AMAZING how fresh it is and how awesome it is to know that what you are eating came from a field just down the road :)


Brooke January 24, 2010 at 10:27 am

Wow! That Farmers Market sounds AWESOME!!! I would love to have something like that around here. You are so inspirational. Keep up the good work. Oh and my daughter is requesting that we make the Pumpkin Breakfast Cake today, I guess we are off to do some baking!


SP January 24, 2010 at 10:30 am

you are just a huge inspiration for so many of us. This morning I couldn’t pull myself out of bed (lazy!), so i literally pulled out your blog and started reading random stuff (while still under the sheets) – and whoa! i woke my inspiration ;) Thank you for this and much more!


Ricki January 24, 2010 at 10:37 am

Congrats on the market! Sounds like a really good one and a good location. I’m sure you’ll love it–it’s so much fun to meet customers in person! And your new breakfast cake sounds intriguing. I’d never think to pair oranges and mint (duh!), but it sounds really good. :)


Run Sarah January 24, 2010 at 10:48 am

Orange and chocolate are heavenly! The farmers market sounds great – perfect fit for you!


Heather (Where's the Beach) January 24, 2010 at 10:49 am

We have 2 markets where I live. One is actually certified organic, the other is not. The organic one just opened up this past summer. I’ll be curious to see what it’s like this upcoming year. The big one is open May-Oct. They have vendors and such as well as the fresh produce.


Jen January 24, 2010 at 11:11 am

That’s awesome news Angela! Congratulations! I love going to the markets in the summertime.


Jil January 24, 2010 at 11:14 am

Congrats on the market! Yay that sounds fun, and I hope you have the opportunity to showcase your bars!! They’d be such a huge hit! We have a seasonal farmers market near me…however, it’s set up is weird — but you can only do so much in a city. They have wonderful looking produce though — I’ll have to check when they start again!

That breakfast cake looks delicious. It sounds very refreshing.


Mara @ What's for Dinner? January 24, 2010 at 11:20 am

Good luck with the farmer’s market! I think Glo bars would be a hit!


cait January 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

an ORGANIC farmer’s market in Oakville? So awesome- I grew up in Oakville and never heard of the market…I did got to a farmer’s market in the parking lot of the mall before. I love the Guelph farmer’s market and went there almost every weekend. Now I live in Hamilton and love the market here…not organic though!
good luck– I hope you get accepted!


Jessie (Vegan-minded) January 24, 2010 at 11:42 am

Exciting news about the farmer’s market! I am sure you will get accepted. There are a couple of small seasonal organic farmer’s markets around Miami, so I get to go every so often. Farmer’s market are great!


Janna (Just Flourishing) January 24, 2010 at 11:42 am

LOVE Oakville! I hope you get accepted! Reminds me, I need to order more Glo Bars asap :)

I am intent on making your breakfast cakes in the near future. They just look too good to pass up!

We have quite a few farmers marketing in NYC! I try to get to them often, and I’ll surely be going much mroe frequently when the weather gets nicer!


Jenny January 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

Good call on Avatar. While it IS an amazing movie, it’s almost 3 hours long, so I could never do a showing past 9pm…too late for me!!


Erin January 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

WAHOOO!!! so excited about the market, I live in Oakville and love that farmers market!!! I am so excited for you to be there, Congratulations on everything I hope it all goes well!!!


Ameena January 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

How exciting for you! My aunt sells to a bunch of Farmer’s Markets in Toronto and does really well during the summer. I’m sure you’ll do really well too!


Anna January 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I think the farmer’s market will be amazing for your bars! and tons of fun. We have lots of local produce options here in rural Pennsylvania but unfortunately not in January :(
It is DEFINITELY worth the wait to see Avatar in 3D. I can’t even imagine how intense it would be in IMAX…be prepared to be completely sucked in; it was a gorgeous movie but I wasn’t prepared for how much it would affect me! Can’t wait to see what you think :)


misti January 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Sketchie is a doll! What a beautiful coat he has!


Britt @ Runnerbelle January 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm

The farmers market sounds awesome! I actually went to the winter version of ours yesterday. During the winter they do tend to have more baked goods, meats, cheese and seafood…. although I did find some yummy looking carrots. I hope it works out for you!


Gabriela January 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Another delicious looking cake! There’s a farmer’s market in Union Square I always mean to go to, but never can get there early enough!


Tracey January 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I saw Conan’s last episode and you are so right, the guy has class.

Your cake looks amazing and just to let you know, I’m planning on ordering some of your bars today! I’m excited to try them!


EaterNotARunner January 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Love farmer’s markets! I got almost every day during the spring and summer, there is one outside my work :-)


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope January 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I thought Conan’s final words were so good, especially loved his comments about cynicism. I’ve always loved Conan and will miss him. Definitely will not be watching Leno


Kristin (whimsyville) January 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I am a huge fan of the Square One Farmer’s Market, but Oakville isn’t that much farther away in the opposite direction!!! What exciting news – I can’t wait to hear what come of this!


[email protected] January 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Breakfast looks so good!


Jenna January 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm

You should totally sell your bars at a Farmers Market!!! We have a few in Minneapolis during the summer, and I look forward to them all week long! They have a bunch of unique things selling, not just produce. I wish your bars were selling at my local farmers market. Good luck! :)


Jolene January 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I have a farmers market in my city, but it is tiny :-(


Katherine January 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I do hope you end up at the Farmer’s Market, and that it is worthwhile venture for your Glo Bars. When my family’s jam company was still around, we tried the Farmer’s Market, but the costs of doing it outweighed the benefits unfortunately. Your bars are pretty awesome though, so it shouldn’t be a problem :)

I personally love my local farmer’s market. The prices are comparable to the cheaper grocery stores, according to my mom, but the produce is fresh and local.


Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place January 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I hope you get into the farmer’s market! I’m sure you’d be GREAT!


Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run January 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Yes, I have local farmer’s market in my home town. It wraps around all four sides of our town square every Saturday – I love it – especially in early Fall =)


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) January 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I really need to get on the breakfast cake bandwagon!

AWESOME about the farmers market! Now that I am in Toronto I have access to a few really great farmers markets in the area. I will definitely be visiting you (or helping you if need be!) in the summertime if you get your spot =)



MarathonVal January 24, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Congrats about the Farmer’s Market Angela! I know that is a very exciting new step for you – before you know it you will have your own brick and mortar store! ;)

I LOVEEE farmer markets and am just sad that ours won’t reopen for many, many more months…


Katherine January 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I love going to Union Square Market here in Manhattan. Even though it can be a little overwhelming, it’s just amazing!! We have another small on a few blocks away during the spring through the fall and it covers all the basics :)


Lizzie January 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I love that one too! I always make a point of going there when we visit New York. I need to stay somewhere with a fridge and a kitchen so I can really go to town with all the produce!! They have a couple of good banana bread stands there too.


Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) January 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm

CONGRATS!!! I wish you lived in Boston… I would totally be your worker.


bec January 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

We have a great farmers market spring-fall in our small town, they block off a side street just off main street and its great for getting local produce and other products from local farms.


Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Great news Angela! I just KNOW they will bea hit at the market :)


Gracie @ Girl Meets Health January 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I LOVE that you’re on Team Conan!!! I feel like we are few and far between these days :(


liane January 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I loved Conan’s last ep too… I feel kind of guilty, I used to watch all the time when he was on late night (well i’d dvr it…) but I fell out of the habit. I forgot how much he made me laugh! So, I look forward to his return in the fall, where ever that may be.

We have a TON of farmers markets in my area. Every day of the weekend there are at least a handful in different areas of the city. I have my fav’s and hit them up on a bi-weekly basis. I wish you could set up a stand out west! I’d be there!


Aletheia January 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

COME TO ST. JACOB’S IN WATERLOO!!!!!!! I would totally interview you for my radio show. It’s only about an hour away from Toronto. And seriously the best city EVER – family, farms, high tech savvy folks, conscientious consumers and eco-chic university students – what more could you ask for? :D


Sophie @ yumventures January 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I absolutely love farmers markets! What a fabulous idea to boost your sales! I’m sure if you put out some samples everyone will come running :)


Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life January 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Woohoo for the farmer’s market! That’s awesome, and would be sooo much fun for you! I’m sure everyone would love your bars too, judging by their popularity already! :D


thedelishdish January 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm

that’s so exciting about the farmers market!! im obsessed with farmer’s markets and we have a few here in st.louis that i frequent, but only one that’s open all year round. good luck!!


Marcia January 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Good luck with the farmer’s market. I *LOVE* ours. There’s one somewhere 6 days a week. All sorts of good fruits, veggies, cheese, meats, wine, bread, jam…helps to be in So. Cal.

I went back to read your “I Quit” post. LOVED it. About 1.5 years ago I did the same. I stayed in the same industry. But I got new bosses who basically told me that they “didn’t believe in part time work” and that I had to go full time – because what if “all the parents wanted to work part time”. Um, you mean, both of the moms (all two of us). And yep, we were both part time. Apparently, she didn’t count.

So, I quit, found someone who supported my working part time (I’m back to full time, which is okay, but now they want overtime, to which I say “no”.) I’m okay with doing a little extra – at work now, in fact, but I will be making up for it by coming in late the rest of the week.

My best friend from my old company is pregnant and is worried about getting part time. I told her “ask. It’s all you can do. They probably will say no. But you can quit.” She worries about quitting (can she get back in, how will her husband feel, etc.) I just told her that working full time with a baby sucks (did it for 17 months), and she wouldn’t regret quitting – if her two choices are work full time and quit…


Elle January 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Congrats on the Farmer’s Market. So exciting! I have a question about your baked breakfast cakes. I am a 0%-effort-on-weekday-mornings gal, but I also don’t like to eat until I get to the office. Do you think I could bake up a couple in muffin tins (or ramekins or whathaveyou)and bring them to work in a tupperware and the heat in a microwave or eat cold(ish)? I made them once, and I’m not sure if they turned out “right”, but they were good. And so healthy!


Katie January 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm

The farmer’s market is such a great idea! I bet you’ll sell a ton.


Leah @ L4L January 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I love the farmer’s markets! I look forward to them every summer!! Good luck!


Lauren January 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Hope you get the spot! Baton Rouge has a really nice farmer’s market on Saturday mornings, but I never make it out there. I’m hoping to make more of an effort this spring.


kaila January 24, 2010 at 10:55 pm

cant wait to make that breakfast cake! do you think it would work with less nuts, not a big fan…. would it still taste good ya think? i live in the city and have a farmers market every saturday in parkway outside my house! organic fresh delish!


Katie O. @ Fit to Wed January 24, 2010 at 11:25 pm

That breakfast looks awesome, as usual! Good luck with the Farmers Market :)


Yun January 25, 2010 at 12:19 am

I enjoy your blog, new discovery… I need some of that glow. I like how you link life and cooking together…


Heather (Heather's Dish) January 25, 2010 at 2:12 am

so sad you didn’t get to see avatar! i’ve been wanting to watch that for at least a month now :)

our farmer’s market here in boulder is great! tons of fresh organic awesome food, live entertainment, and great restaurants! perfect in the summers :)


Paige @ Running Around Normal January 25, 2010 at 8:56 am

That’s so cool about the farmer’s market!! Crossing my fingers for you:D

I love our Farmer’s MArket here. It’s really big for the size of the city (150,000) and takes up 4 or 5 blocks. I love it!!


Laura Georgina January 25, 2010 at 9:49 am

I go to a great farmer’s market on Sundays! It took a while for the farmers to stop asking me if I was visiting or on holiday here in Trinidad, but after a year we all know each other–and since I come in late in the day, they always give me special deals and set aside the stuff that sells out.

How awesome would it be to have your own stall!!! I’m sure you’ll mobilize super-fast if it happens :-)


Erin L January 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I think you would be a great fit for that market! It is in a great location, lots of pedestrian traffic. We try to get there most weekends in the summer. It is still a pretty small market, so everyone that comes would see your stand, for sure!
Yay, and being able to buy Glo bars downtown would be awesome! Good luck Angela!


Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN January 26, 2010 at 7:26 am

The Farmers Market sounds like just the place for you and your product! I really hope it works out for you. :) Unfortunately, there aren’t any good ones around where I live, but I can keep wishing for one, can’t I? ;)


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