Chocolate Banana Blender Cakes

I’ve found one of my biggest cravings is for cake. I love cake, I need cake.

I’d been keeping my eyes peeled for a cake recipe that would hit the spot and after seeing one on Mind Over Munch, I thought I’d give one of her recipes ago. Great for calories, not so great on SmartPoints. Well, it depends on what you want to spend them on but I feel 6 is a little steep when you can have something that feels just as naughty, if not naughtier for the same point value. That being said, if you need something quick – spend 10 or so minutes weighing out your ingredients and blend them! Easy-peasy.

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Ingredients

  • 65g peanut butter – 13 sp
  • 50g oats – 5 sp
  • 3 tbsp of cocoa powder – 10 sp
  • 1 egg – 2 sp
  • 2 bananas, ripe as possible – zero heroes!
  • 1/2 baking powder – 0 sp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract – 0 sp
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon – 0 sp
  • 2 tbsp honey – 7 sp

All you need to do is stick them in a relatively high-powered blender (I use a Nutribullet) and share them in either some muffin cases or glass jars (that way they can cool in them and you can screw the lids straight on) – I managed 6 – and throw them in the oven.

Now this is where things are slightly confusing. This was my first attempt at making them and on the YouTube video, the batter was distributed into tiny mason jars, similarly sized to a mini muffin pan but I don’t own a muffin pan or own jars that small.

It was a bit of trial and error, like most things in my house. I put them in the oven for 12 minutes at gas mark 2 as recommended and they came out completely raw, I put up the heat to gas mark 3 and tried another 10 minutes (turning half way through).

Fantastic, cooked tops and raw middles. Then I remembered the mug cakes that I recently bought that seemed to make the same amount of batter and microwaved them. I intended to microwave them for just over a minute but tried 30 second intervals just in case. I’m glad I did as a 30 second blast was just enough.

I topped them with 1 tbsp of marshmallow fluff (1 sp) – I also sprayed my measuring spoon with calorie controlled coconut oil spray and got out the trusty blowtorch. It left a loveky nutty hum of coconut in the topping. These are awesome and actually hit the spot.

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