Healthy Birthday Cake Bread

Incredible healthy birthday cake bread made with oat flour and almond flour to keep it gluten free! This easy gluten free birthday cake bread can be made in one bowl and is perfect for celebrations or any time you’re feeling festive. Add your favorite sprinkles and enjoy!

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Welcome to day 2 of #AKBdayCakeWeek! We’re kicking it off with a birthday cake bread that just so happened to give me the idea to start this whole birthday cake themed week.

This recipe was originally apart of an IG partnership with my friend’s over at siggi’s — it was so popular that I decided it deserved a forever home on Ambitious Kitchen. So here it is! A bread that tastes just like a slice of birthday cake, plus it’s nutritious, grain free, gluten free and easily dairy free too! Time to get your sprinkle on.

slices of gluten free birthday cake bread

Ingredients in healthy birthday cake bread

I get tons of requests for breads and loaves that don’t have banana, so if bananas aren’t your jam then this gluten free birthday cake bread is for you! There are also easy swaps to keep it dairy free. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Vanilla greek yogurt: I love making this healthy birthday cake bread with the new siggis vanilla & cinnamon plant-based cups, but feel free to sub any type of vanilla greek yogurt. The vanilla flavor makes it extra special.
  • Eggs: you’ll just need two eggs so that this birthday cake loaf bakes up well.
  • Pure maple syrup: we’re only sweetening with a bit of pure maple syrup.
  • Vanilla & almond extracts: the combo of vanilla and almond extract is truly what give it that cake batter flavor. 
  • Gluten free oat flour: if you’re not gluten free you can feel free to use a regular oat flour, too. See below for how to make your own from gluten free rolled oats!
  • Almond flour: be sure to use a blanched, fine almond flour to give this bread the right texture. Don’t forget to pack your almond flour.
  • Sprinkles: feel free to use any sprinkles you like! I like using this all natural brand.
  • Baking soda & salt: for proper baking and a little flavor boost.

healthy birthday cake batter in a bowl

How to make your own gluten free oat flour

You can easily make your own gluten free oat flour by simply placing gluten free oats into a blender and blending or pulsing until they’re smooth and resemble flour. This is a super easy & affordable option. Be sure to measure out 1 cup of your oat flour after making it!

unbaked birthday cake loaf in a loaf pan

What makes this birthday cake bread healthy?

If you grew up on the funfetti box cake you know how nostalgic and amazing that flavor is. I wanted to replicate that exact flavor with some better-for-you ingredients instead of the traditional butter, oil and sugar that comes with traditional birthday cake.

  • There’s no oil in this healthy birthday cake bread! It’s deliciously moist from the protein-packed greek yogurt.
  • It’s naturally sweetened with just pure maple syrup instead of a cup of white sugar.
  • It’s gluten free with just almond flour and oat flour, and is easily dairy free using your favorite dairy free yogurt.
  • There are also plenty of healthy fats from the almond flour, and even a boost of protein from the yogurt and eggs.

This easy birthday cake bread recipe tastes like the real deal but is healthy enough for breakfast or a snack!

healthy birthday cake bread without banana on a wire rack

How to make gluten free birthday cake bread

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the following ingredients until well combined: yogurt, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and almond extract.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the bowl: oat flour, almond flour, sprinkles, baking soda and salt; mixing with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle 2 tablespoons sprinkles on top. Bake for 35-45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool bread in pan for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack. Allow bread to cool for at least 15 min before cutting into. enjoy a slice warm with butter or vegan butter and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.

gluten free birthday cake loaf cut into slices on a wire rack

How to store birthday cake bread

This healthy birthday cake bread should be kept well-covered in foil or plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days, then I recommend transferring to the fridge or freezer.

slices of healthy birthday cake bread in a stack

How to freeze birthday cake bread

This bread freezes well! Simply wrap in plastic, then tightly in foil and finally place in a reusable bag or freezer friendly bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature once you are ready to eat. You can also feel free to freeze individual slices for a quick on the go treat.

slice of a healthy birthday cake bread recipe on a plate

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If you make this healthy birthday cake bread recipe, be sure to leave a comment below and rate the recipe! You can also snap and picture and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. xo!

Healthy Birthday Cake Bread

5 from 7 votes
healthy birthday cake bread sliced on a wire rack
Course Dessert, Gluten Free, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free birthday cake bread, grain free birthday cake bread, healthy birthday cake bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Serves 8

Incredible healthy birthday cake bread made without banana and with oat and almond flour to keep it gluten free! This easy gluten free birthday cake bread can be made in one bowl and is perfect for celebrations or any time you're feeling festive. Add your favorite sprinkles and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Wet ingredients
  • 1 (5.3 oz) container siggis vanilla & cinnamon plant-based cups (or sub ⅓ cup vanilla greek yogurt)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Dry ingredients
  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour
  • 1 cup packed blanched fine almond flour (no subs sorry)
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For topping
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the following ingredients until well combined: yogurt, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and almond extract.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the bowl: oat flour, almond flour, sprinkles, baking soda and salt; mixing with a wooden spoon until well combined. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle 2 tablespoons sprinkles on top. Bake for 35-45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack. Allow bread to cool for at least 15 min before cutting into. Enjoy a slice warm with butter or vegan butter and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired. Serves 8.

Recipe Notes

To store: this birthday cake bread should be kept well-covered in foil or plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days, then I recommend transferring to the fridge or freezer. If your house is humid, then you'll need to transfer to the fridge or freezer sooner.

To freeze: this bread freezes well! Simply wrap in plastic, then tightly in foil and finally place in a reusable bag or freezer friendly bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature once you are ready to eat. You can also feel free to freeze individual slices for a quick on the go treat.

Nutrition
Servings: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 236kcal
Fat: 10.5g
Saturated fat: 1.5g
Carbohydrates: 29.6g
Fiber: 2.6g
Sugar: 14.3g
Protein: 7.6g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats

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