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 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

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


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,


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