Finn cakes recipe is a treat from Finland that is the perfect combination of flavor and crunch.
They are traditionally made with ground oats, honey, almonds, and egg whites. I like to alternate the directions for this recipe, so it tastes different every time.
It’s also versatile enough to be used as an ice cream topping or sandwiched between two layers of banana bread! This recipe is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or snack any time of day.
What are Finn cakes?
Finn cakes are a sweet, crunchy treat made with almonds, oats, and egg whites.
They are very popular in Finland, and for those lucky enough to live close to a Scandinavian market, you can easily find them there. If not, follow this recipe, and you can make your own at home!
I try and test this recipe – my family loves these cakes!
The following is a detail of how to make this cake.
How to make Finn cakes recipe?
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1 people
Ingredients for Finn cakes recipe:
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups of toasted, slivered almonds
- 2 cups of oats
- 3/4 cup honey (or Maple Syrup)
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, and oats in a large bowl until combined. Add melted butter, egg white, honey, and vanilla extract and mix well till the texture is even (it will be crumbly.)
3. Stir almonds into the bowl with dry ingredients. Pour batter on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the desired shape (smaller or larger cakes). Bake for 30 minutes.
4. Allow them to cool completely before eating.
Note: If you want them to be crispier, like a cracker, you can turn the temperature down a few degrees and bake them for only 20-25 minutes.
Finn cakes are easy to make and delicious on their own with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or served with butter or jam.
Nutrition Facts of Finn cakes recipe
- Calories: 226
- Fat: 14.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 27.4 g
- Protein: 6.4 g
- Fiber: 1.1 g
- Sodium: 46.8 mg
- Vitamin A: 3 %
- Vitamin C: 0 %
- Calcium: 2 %
- Iron: 8 %
Health Benefits of Finn cakes recipe
◉ Honey is rich in antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins that are great for hair and skin.
◉ Oats contain insoluble fiber, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and improving digestion.
◉ Almonds are known for their high monounsaturated fats, protein, dietary fiber and vitamin E content. They are also rich in minerals like calcium and magnesium.
◉ Chocolate syrup has many health benefits like reduced risk of heart disease and cancer due to antioxidants called polyphenols that help boost the immune system.
These cakes are healthy for you and good for you.
Is the Finn cakes recipe good for everybody?
Yes, these cakes are good for you because they are high in nutrition and taste good. These cakes contain no wheat, gluten, or eggs.
• Always make Finn cakes recipe with unsalted butter and egg whites. Otherwise, the cinnamon might be strong, making your Finn cake taste like a chocolate cinnamon roll instead of a Finn cake.
• Cinnamon might be overpowering if you don’t use it as instructed here; check it out to see if you can tone it down.
• The Finn cakes will be kept in an air-tight container for a few days.
• You can freeze these gems to have a quick snack on hand!
If you like cinnamon, sweet and crunchy, the Finn cakes recipe is for you. Finn Cakes are a staple in our house, especially during the Holiday season.
They are made with oats, almonds, and egg whites. You can use honey or maple syrup instead of sugar if you want to reduce the sugar content. You can use other nuts or seeds, but I prefer almonds because they are sweeter than other nuts and seeds.
If you have any questions about this recipe or other questions, feel free to ask me in the comment section! I will be glad to answer you.