The days are getting shorter.
The nights are getting longer.
And every day, it’s becoming a little bit harder to gather the strength to get out of bed as soon as the alarm rings.
But worry not – I know just the trick.
Cake for breakfast with a healthy twist. That’s the trick.
Exibit A – my banana bread porridge.
Warming, comforting, stuffed with fruit, fibre and bags of potassium, banana bread porridge is the ultimate brekkie to peel awesome all autumn long!
Take that, SAD!
More cake-inspired breakfast recipes
Cranberry bakewell porridge (V, VG & GF options)
Lemon drizzle porridge (V, VG & GF options)
Sticky toffee porridge (VG, GF option)
Cranberry oatmeal cake (V)
Earlier this week, Amanda announced that the #letsgetfoodiechallenge was coming to an end. Since I hadn’t had time to put in my entry for the very last challenge beforehands, I thought I would say farewell with a bang (and flames) by creating flambé-ed banana muffins!50g butter (+ 1 tablespoon)
250 plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 pinch of salt
100g caster sugar (+2 tablespoon brown sugar)
2 teaspoons honey
4 large bananas (ripe)
50 mL rum
Melt the 50 g butter and leave to cool.
In a frying pan, melt the extra tablespoon of butter. Slice your bananas and add to the hot pan. Cook until it reaches the texture of slightly liquid jam. Add in the brown sugar and the honey and cook for a few extra minutes.
Pour in the rum and flambé until the flame disappears (make sure your kitchen vent is off as it might set it on fire otherwise!). Pour the mix in a bowl and leave to cool.In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, the baking powder, the bicarbonate, the pinch of salt and the caster sugar.Add in the eggs and the butter and mix thoughroughly.Add in your flambé-ed banana mix and mix thoughroughly. Pour your batter into muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 °C.
I’d recommend you let the muffins cool down a bit before eating them, but I won’t blame you if you can’t! (I couldn’t and might have burnt my fingers a little bit taking them off the tin…)But look at how pretty they are! Can you really blame me?