Monday, January 24, 2011

Yummytown Microwave Banana Oat Cakes AND...

I'm a busy girl, so it follows logically that I like fast things. Fast trains. Fast workouts. Fast food (of my own creation). So everytime I come across a recipe like this, I'm THRILLED, to say the very least. 

Something else you should know about me: I absolutely loath ripe bananas. If there's more yellow than green, I'm not really interested... And OVERRIPE bananas? I gag just from smelling someone eating one. The only thing I hate more than overripe bananas is throwing away produce, especially if it's still salvageable in some capacity. It literally, physically hurts me to waste food. So when a bunch of bananas have lost their lustrous green hue and morphed into a sallow and angry yellow, I begin to panic. "How will I use them?" "What can I make that won't totally derail my diet?" "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?"

Which is why I'm so grateful to Averie of Love, Veggies and Yoga for this FAST, SIMPLE, CLEAN, NUTRITIOUS and DELICIOUS way for me to get rid of my culinary arch-enemies. A plus? They're legal for all my vegan/ GF friends!

I doubled her recipe (making 2 cakes) and didn't use any add-ins aside from cinnamon, though she lists some yummy options. I topped with a bit of RF Peanut Butter, and was a happy, happy girl. 

I used: 
1 banana on the verge of death
6 tbs oats
1 plop of cinnamon (if you're new to the blog, I'm not so great w/ measurements)

Mix it. Mash it. Divide in 1/2 and microwave each portion in a bowl for 90 seconds on high. Enjoy on your prettiest plate.

(Forgive the crappy picture quality- I had to take it with my phone because the fiance took the camera to work)

I later enjoyed a lemon lime seltzer and blueberry pomegranate spritzer, because I'm a non-alcoholic lush.

Dinner was extra lean ground beef cooked with taco seasoning and apple cider vinegar served with chopped tomatillos, avocado and salsa. Joe added a tortilla to his, but I went au naturale...

So. Friggin. Yummy.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Glad you enjoyed my recipe!

Thanks for LMK you made them :)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Love it and a recipe I can handle! Thanks for sharing!!

Keelie Sheridan said...

LOVE the recipe- thanks Averie!

And Jess- it's SO easy! Enjoy it!

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