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Banana bread breakfast 'cup cake​'

This is a very last minute post.... by that I mean, the idea came to me whilst I was walking back from my gym class and within 10 minutes of getting home I had made this little gem of a 'cup cake' and was happily sitting down to a yummy post gym brunch munch. 

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Within the hour the photos had been edited, text written (erm...as I speak) and here we go. Why the rush?  Well apparently it's National Cupcake Week, and whilst usually these foodie 'events' totally pass me by I actually became aware of this a couple of days ago and the idea popped into my cake for a twist on the 'cupcake' format itself. So I've managed to sneak this in before the week was out!! it's a cup cake of sorts ok...maybe just not in quite the usual sense.

This is a pefect 2-minute breakfast treat and I used a collection of very healthy breakfasty ingredients.... oats, seeds, banana, berries, fruit juice.... everything you might have for breakfast, just smooshed up in a mug (cup)! it's sugar free and I haven't even used any of my beloved dates in this creation! You could add extra spices or different fruits to make it your own, I also dolloped a blob of yogurt and a tiny blob of sugar free jam on top to make it more like dessert. Cheeky! 

So there you have it... a moist, dense and cakey banana bread berry cake in a cup! 

For all my other single serve recipes...you'll find them here! 

 

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Recipe: Banana bread breakfast cup cake

Ingredients: 

  • 1 small banana- mashed
  • 3 tbs oat flour
  • 3 tbs LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seed, almond) you could just sub ground almonds here
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbs fruit juice of choice
  • 4 drops stevia
  • handful of berries- for topping
  • optional: spices, yoghurt, drizzle, toppings...

Method: 

Mash the banana in a small bowl and add all ingredients to it. mix well to form a smooth thick batter.

Spoon into a microwaveable cup or mug and press the berries into the top.

Microwave on high for 1 minute, the top should be form to touch but it should be soft, moist and cakey at the bottom.

Add extra toppings if desired and serve in the cup. 

 

 

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