This is a very last minute post.... by that I mean, the idea for this banana bread breakfast cupcake 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 and was happily sitting down to a yummy post gym brunch munch.
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, I love banana bread and it's always a crowd pleaser, so why not make a single serve banana bread cupcake! I've managed to sneak this in before the week was out- winner!! It's still a cup cake of sorts ok...maybe just not in quite the usual sense.
This is a perfect two-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 if you use stevia as I haven't even used any of my beloved dates in this creation! Plus if you use gluten free oat flour it's gluten feee (other GF flours may also work here). You could add extra spices or different fruits to add your own twist. I also dolloped a blob of soy 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 breakfast cupcake with toppings!
For all my other single serve recipes...you'll find them here!
This is also a classic 'Bressert' recipe... Bressert? A cross between breakfast and dessert. It's my favourite combo and I have a whole heap of bressert recipes here too!
Enjoy :-) P.s tag me if you make it- i'd love to see!
Recipe: Banana Bread Breakfast Cupcake
- 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
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbs fruit juice of choice
- 4 drops pure stevia liquid (or 1-2 tsp syrup of choice to taste)
- handful of berries- for topping
- optional: spices, yoghurt, drizzle, toppings...
Mash the banana in a small bowl and add all remaining ingredients to it. Mix well to form a smooth thick batter and spoon into a microwaveable cup or mug. Lightly press the berries into the top last.
Microwave on high for 1 minute, the top should be firm to touch but it should be soft, moist and cakey at the bottom. Add extra toppings if desired and serve directly in the cup.
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