Hey there :)
I often have some banana that just lasts forever. The one banana that just won’t get eaten. Happens all the time. The banana just keeps getting blacker and blacker and reaches a state where I don’t want to eat it plain anymore. But it also isn’t enough for a whole banana bread. So what to do? Start crying and rumbling, curse that banana, tell it you never wanted it anyway. When you bought it you already knew this one was the one to fuck your life over. Or deny its existence completely. That is one way I handle it sometimes. Or I freeze it, but who the hell needs a dozen frozen bananas?
Found a solution for myself: Banana Mug Cake. Since the cake is so small once banana it plenty to make cake with it. And it comes together in 5 minutes, really quick. I added some hemp seeds for protein so this once can serve as an after workout treat or maybe a breakfast as the oats will help you feel full for a bit.
You can by the way also grind your oats into a flour before making this mug cake, it will result in a bit more cake-like texture. With unground oats it is quite chewy. Which I like but some don’t I think.It is also not the sweetest cake. If you feel like something a bit sugary, add a tablespoon of coconut sugar or mayble maplesyrup to the batter.
Well, your call :)
Also I am finally having a week of :) Holiday time, finally :) Can’t wait to be doing nothing but chilling around in beaches :)
prep time: 5 minutes +++ yields: one mug cake
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1 egg
- ¼ Cup / 25g rolled oats
- 1 heaping tsp. cacao powder
- dash of cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. hempseeds, shelled
- 1 Tbsp. flaxseed, ground
- ½ tsp. baking powder
toppings: some crushed nuts, maple syrup, cacao nibs etc.
In a small bowl mash the banana with a fork until you have a more or less smooth paste. Add the egg and mix until combined.
Stir in the cacao powder, cinnamon, rolled oats, hempseeds, flaxseeds and baking powder and miy everything with a spoon until combined.
Transfer to a big mug. If you want to avoid sticking you can grease with some oil, but my cake came out nicely without any greasing.
In a microwave bake for about 1 ½ -2 minutes. (I like my cake a bit underdone. You can bake for another 15-30 sec. if you want it cooked through completely)
Take out and turn upside down on a plate. Serve with desired toppings like some syrup, nut and cacao nibs. Or some shredded coconut. Whatever you feel like :)