Sunday, 1 March 2015

Mini Monkey Bread!

Piccolo "Pane" di Banane Piccolini, Cocco, Uva Secca, Fiocchi d'Avena & Burro di Arachidi
Little Baby Banana, Coconut, Oatmeal, Raisin & Peanut Butter Loaf


Not quite an actual loaf, not really a cake, not too sweet and obviously not savory... this little breakfast creation is just the right thing if you have just a bit of a sweet tooth but like to stay healthy... like me!

There is so much natural sweetness and moistness in the ingredients here, that there is no need for anything added- except for that last drizzle of honey of course! We can't be doing without that!


This is like baked oatmeal, but just a little bit better- a little less dense and a little lighter in texture, but still satisfying and delicious.

And of course, rather cute with those little itty-bitty oh-so-sweet, baby bananas!

So- it didn't take much to make this little "loaf" (surprise-surprise!)- as you can see, just 1 teacupful of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of coconut flakes, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a handful of raisins, 1 teaspoon of baking powder- a little honey to drizzle over it at the end... and 45 minutes to prepare!

This was so wonderful, straight from the oven... I am quite sure it would have been nice cold as well... only... I ate the whole thing!

To make it- turn on the oven before you begin and then put the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir them together until they are well mixed.


Next, mash 3 bananas down with a fork and add the tablespoon of peanut butter and the egg and mix together well. Don't worry if you have a few lumpy in there- how could lumps of banana or peanut butter not be good in something like this?


Now add the moist ingredients to the dry, add a handful of raisins and stir together well- just using a fork is fine for such a small amount of batter.


Once the mixture is ready, let it sit for 5-6 minutes whilst you prepare your baking dish by buttering the sides lightly and coating it with coconut flakes.


Now cut a few more bananas in half and press the slices into the batter- like so!


As the bananas would otherwise turn brown and a little unsightly after baking, I added a final sprinkle of coconut before popping my baking dish into the oven for 25-30 minutes at 190°C

Look's pretty delicious after that sun-tan, doesn't it? haha!


And a little attention is always required after getting brown... like a little kiss of honey! It soothes everything- even this sweet-toothed bear! Yummy!


Not too moist, not too dry, not too sweet... just right! This is the kind of oatmeal the bears saved for themselves... no wonder they let Goldilocks eat their porridge! haha!

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