Sunday, 29 April 2012

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Soufflé!

Soufflé di Colazione, con Cacao, Banana e Mandorla
Rich Cocoa, Banana & Almond Breakfast Soufflé

Okay... so this contestant would not win any prizes at the beauty pageant, but you know... you shouldn't always judge a book by it's cover! Granted, this books cover may be a little bit more King Kong than Fay Wray- but still! It is the inner values that matter the most!

And what is on the inside of this lumpy-looking soufflé (of sorts) is a lot of rich, chocolatey goodness, almond flavor and chunks of banana- and if that doesn't sound like a real treat at breakfast-time, then I don't know what is!

This is another of my "I can't bake, but I am going to do it anyway" inventions and it works! I love that! Healthy too, with no added fat, no added sugar and containing just one egg per generous serving... you have GOT to like that!

So this is what you do: separate the yolk from the white and whisk the egg white into stiff, white peaks. Don't forget to add a pinch of salt, as that will give the egg white more stability!

Whisk the egg yolk and add 3 tablespoons of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of ground almonds, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, half a teaspoon of Stevia, a little cinnamon, a hint of nutmeg and around 2 minutes of good mixing!

Once everything is nicely mixed, scoop it into the egg-white and stir it in gently. Pour the mixture into a ramekin and then add your banana pieces, dropping them at regular intervals and even spaces and letting them sink down slowly. If you put them in any other way, they would immediately sink to the bottom... this way you get them evenly distributed throughout ;-)

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 400°F for 25 minutes. Brew that coffee. Grab your newspaper.  Fetch that finished little chocolate treat out of the oven. Pour your coffee. pat yourself on the back... and after giving it 5 minutes to cool down a little- enjoy!

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