Saturday, 21 August 2010

Top banana

A morning post!

It's a quick one because I'm going to ride Dave in a minute but just had to share this amazing breakfast first...

I'd noticed that a lot of people are making breakfast cookies and thought I definitely needed to join in but didn't want to just put it in the fridge overnight; I thought a cookie needs to be chewy, crispy - and baked.

So, I had a go, mixing:

50g oats
1/2 a banana
1 egg white
Pinch baking powder
Tiny pinch salt
Squirt of vanilla

Preheat the oven to about 175C.
Mash the banana as well as possible - mine was almost liquid - then combine with all other ingredients, mixing well.
Flatten to about 1/4in circle on a lined baking tray and bake for about 12-15 minutes, It was probably done then but I wanted it crispier and more browned so I set the oven to grill, turned the temperature down to about 160C and left it about 5 more minutes.

I left it to cool overnight then, this morning, spread it with 1tbsp almond butter, mixed with almost 1 tbsp milk and a drizzle of maple syrup... perfection!

I couldn't resist taking a cheeky bite out of one side before the camera came out : )

Happy Saturday!


  1. omg I'm going to have to try this!
    I recently became addicted to protein pancakes (1/2 cup quick oats, 3 egg whites, a tbsp gluten-free flour and some cinnamon/vanilla/grated apples for flavour). I think this recipe may trump the pancakes. It looks SO good! Definitely going to make one this week. Thanks!

  2. That looks yummy, I need to stock up on bananas!

  3. Thanks Danielle! It was amazing, although I've since made another version which I think was even better... to come!
    And thank you for your version too; I'll give it a go :)
    Laura, thank you too and I feel your pain - hate running out!