Sunday, July 29, 2012

Making a Spectacle of Myself for Banana Oatmeal Muffin/Cake

On Friday night, I was faced with a real conundrum.   There was the most delicious looking banana cake being offered up at our BIG family dinner.  




Okay, so this picture doesn't really do it justice.  But, I knew that Great and Powerful Oz's family would really think I was a freak if I took a piece, put it on a pretty plate, took a picture of it, and then put it back. 

Even though I really wanted to eat a piece a quarter of it, I  also wanted to save my big blow out dessert for later in the weekend.  There was a rumor that homemade butterfinger ice cream might be made.   So, I abstained from the cake and whipped up a custom treat for myself.   The display that I put on doing the "whipping-up" of my dessert sabotaged any of my earlier efforts to trick Oz's family from thinking I was a nut.  But, its cool.  After 14 years of marriage, they are stuck with me.

I'm pretty sure this recipe from www.stuftmama.com was in my subconscious and that the below creation is not 100% my own . . . although mine is quite a bit different since I was doing it on the fly. 


Banana Oatmeal Muffin/Cake





Ingredients:
1/2 mashed banana
1/4 cup whole grain oats
1 Tbsp unsweetened Almond milk
1 egg white
1/2 tsp baking powder
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1/2 tsp rum extract
8 drops liquid Stevia

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe dish. Microwave for  approximately 3.5 minutes. Top with StuftMama's peanut butter frosting (2 Tbsp PB2, 1 Tbsp sugar free maple syrup, 1 Tbsp Almond milk).


Here's my after photo:




It was lick the plate good.  It was a little more spongy than cakey but it really hit the spot.  It could have been Stuft Mama's peanut butter frosting though.  I could put that stuff on a piece of cardboard, and I would be satisfied.  

I should also add that Oz thought it looked like cat food.

Here are the stats for the muffin/cake:





And, here are the stats for Stuft Mama's PB2 icing:




Bon Appetit,

Jmo

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