Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The Curious Case of the Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal 'Brownies'

Sometimes you just feel like creating things or in my case of creativity: cook things, but you don't necessarily feel like going to the grocery store, so you need to be creative with what you have. And really sometimes you are just lucky enough to come across a recipe that has ingredients which are all waiting in your cupboards! This was my case of the Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Brownies, a recipe found on Foodbuzz (check right side Foodbuzz Top 9 recipes every day).

This easy to make cake/brownie/bake.... whatever you want to call it, makes a good solid breakfast or light lunch or is simply a satisfying snack! It has the moistness of a brownie, the taste of a peanut butter cookie and is sweet enough to please any sweettooth out there - while being packed with nutritious fibres and vitamin D that will keep you going for hours and hours and hours! Jackpot!!!

240gr Instant Quaker Oatmeal
55gr Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
0.5 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Vanilla
120 ml Milk
1 Egg
1 large Banana - smashed
64 gr Peanut Butter

How to make it:
Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celcius.
In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients: oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
After you add the vanilla, milk and the lightly beaten egg. Mix it all up.
Last you add the peanut butter and the smashed banana to the mixture.
Poor the mixture into a lightly greased 8x8 baking pan.
Put into the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.

Outcome: Who needs brownies when you have these babies?? Well every one does, but they sure do their job well as a change once in a while! Serve plain or with fresh fruit, jam, greek yoghurt, whipped cream, chopped up nuts or simply some more peanut butter.. any topping will do.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Brownies
Buon Appetito
Chef Steph


  1. Is there a chance you can save one of these goodies for me???? PLEASE =)

  2. hmmmmm...... only if you are a good girl!!! :)

  3. Wow.'re telling me I can eat brownies for breakfast? Awesome!!

  4. oh yeah baby!!! these are so allowed for breakfast... healthy and full of fibres but give the actual satisfaction of a brownie. Steph, you have to try them!