All posts tagged: banana

Porridge with banana, cinnamon & brown sugar + low calorie series

Porridge is one of those delicious, warming breakfasts you HAVE to eat in Winter. It’s filling, warm, nutritious and best of all it only takes 90 seconds if you use the instant oat packs. This fits right into my low calorie series for breakfast. Here’s a super simple recipe for my favourite way to eat porridge! Per serve Calories 245 Carbohydrates 41g Fat 5g Protein 9g Porridge with banana, cinnamon and brown sugar (serves 1) – One sachet of Uncle Toby’s instant oats, plain – 1/2 banana, sliced – 1/2 cup skim milk – sprinkle of cinnamon – 1 tsp brown sugar Method. 1. In a small bowl combine the oats and milk. Microwave for 90 seconds. 2. Add the sugar and stir well. Top with banana and cinnamon. Enjoy!

Vegan french toast with whipped coconut cream

I’ve been dabbling a bit in vegan cooking recently, trying new recipes and substitutions for favourites. So far I’ve learned that nuttelex is a godsend and almond milk always goes on sale the day after I buy it. More importantly I’ve learned that making a recipe vegan doesn’t mean you skimp out on taste and in some cases taste better than the original! An excellent example of this is french toast. I personally hate french toast, that was until I made this. I made this for some friends, and I kid you not, one of my friends (not vegan) said it was the best french toast he’s ever eaten. So what makes this recipe so good? Ripe mashed bananas, vanilla, cinnamon and almond milk are the only ingredients and they make the most delicious batter for your bread to soak up. The bananas give great texture and flavour, and the more ripe they are, the sweeter. The real secret here is to sprinkle brown sugar on the bread before you pan fry, that way they …

Banana muffins

If you’ve got a craving for some super fluffy and moist muffins then these are for you! They taste soo good straight out of the oven, especially with my vegan nutella spread on them. These banana muffins are freezer friendly so you can keep them in the there and just take one out the night before for a yummy breakfast on the go. The muffins have a pinch of cinnamon, a splash of vanilla and some ripe bananas.Β You could add some choc chips into the mix or some strawberries if plain banana isn’t your thing. Grease a muffin tray and preheat your oven to 180C/350F. Place the ripe bananas in a mixing bowl. Mash well. I love the smell of ripe bananas! It’s hard not to spoon this on some toast with peanut butter. Add the egg, sugar, butter and vanilla. If your using hot melted butter, mix all the other ingredients and slowly pour the butter in as you mix. This prevents cooked bits of egg. Mix well. Sift in the flour, baking powder, …

Banana Berry Blitz (how original)

I know, I know, banana berry blitz? It’s been done so many times before but I honestly couldn’t come up with anything else. Who cares what it’s called anyway? I’ll tell you what you should care about, how quick, easy and delicious this smoothie is. Sometimes I find it really hard to eat breakfast, especially when I have work early. This smoothie is super easy to make andΒ nice and healthy. All you need is some yoghurt, oats, banana and frozen berries. The oats are made up of half soluble and insoluble fibres, which has been found to lower blood cholesterol. The yoghurt can be your decision really, if you want greek, natural or vanilla, go for it! It adds calcium for your bones and is high in protein too. The fruit obviously is good for you too, with antioxidants and vitamins, it also helps to colour the smoothie a delightful pink. My favourite yoghurt was all gone :( Smack all the ingredients into a blender/processor. Blend it up baby! Look at that gorgeous pink colour! …

Banana (or carrot) cake

This was the first cake I mastered in high school. It’s the perfect beginners cake because it is so super easy and even if you make a mistake it’s ok, it’s very forgiving. One time I forgot the bananas and it turned into a yummy spice cake. Now that is foolproof when you can forgot the major ingredient and not destroy it! My mum was given this recipe from a friend, well actually it was for carrot cake, but if you omit the carrots and walnuts and add bananas, it makes a moist and delicious cake. How great is it to have a recipe that can make a banana or carrot cake? It’s so simple to make that it honestly only takes a few minutes. I got a friend to time me and it took 8 minutes! Not too shabby. I urge you to keep this recipe handy, you never know when you’ll need to whip up a cake in a few minutes. I know it has been a lifesaver in tight situations. Also, this …

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie is a delicious combination of a condensed milk-caramel filling and fresh bananas. They go together so well and this recipe is sure to please. You can make it with a pastry or with a crumb base. Both are equally delicious, but I find using pastry is a lot faster and I always have sheets of pastry in the freezer. You can either sprinkle nutmeg on the top or cinnamon, or even a combination of both. Try not to eat all the condensed milk before you make the filling, that stuff is soo good! I found the best way to store this is to eat it all at once. I mean, you know, I guess if you wanted to keep it covered in the fridge for 3 days, that would be ok too. Banoffee Pie – 2 medium – large bananas, sliced – 2 tbs golden syrup – 395g/12 1/2 oz can of condensed milk – 75g/2 1/2 oz unsalted butter, chopped – 1/2 cup light brown sugar – 1 1/4 cups thickened (heavy) …