The other week I mixed up some warm banana chocolate proats, and boy it was good. I thought the combantion of warm banana flavour flowing through my oats was divine. I made these oats in the pan as I am old fashioned like that. However I got the inspo from Rachel over at Healthy&Psyched who popped hers in the microwave. This got me thinking about this whole mug cake faze. If you could whip up a mug cake in the microwave, and banana oats in the microwave. Then maybe if we replace the flour with oats, add a banana for the volume, I could create a healthy bowl cake. All I had to do is make the oats a bit finer so it replaced the flour. So I whizzed them up in the blender. Added some baking powder, a touch of honey for sweetness, banana and milk. I used an oat mix made with cacao powder, cacao nibs and flax seed, sent over by the lovely peeps at Blondilox. Oh and you cant forget to top it with something delicious.
BOWL CAKE INGREDIENTS:
- 1/2 cup of oats. (I used Blondilox – a mix of oats, cacao powder, cacao nibs and flax seeds)
- 1/4 cup of plant based milk (Alpro almond for me)
- 1 tsbp of baking powder
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp of honey
- A good dollop of Indigo Herbs almond butter
- Some Sweet Freedom choc shot
BOWL CAKE METHOD:
- Place the oats and baking powder into the blender, and whizz up until a fine powder.
- Add the banana, milk and honey so it forms a smooth liquid.
- Place into a microwavable bowl and blast for about 2 mins. If its still a bit soggy pop it in for a teeny bit longer.
- Add your toppings :).
- Almond butter is wetter than peanut butter. However if using peanut butter heat up and add a tsbp of water to create a liquid form.
Interesting fact – Just as interesting as the banana plant being a herb, is that the banana itself is actually a berry.
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