The last few weeks have been crazy busy for me, but I loved every minute of them! We had my sister, brother-in-law, and their youngest son here for a week!! I love getting to spend time with my sister! Although the majority of the week was filled with church meetings and fellowship suppers, we did manage to snag some time to ourselves and do a little shopping before they had to leave at the end of the week.
I did quite a bit of grocery shopping before they got here and totally forgot that Barb would be bringing a cooler of things with her. Believe me, my fridge was packed once everything was put away! By the end of the week, it was rather empty! Still is, by the way! Just haven’t gotten to the store yet to restock!
We had 2 lone bananas left which were rapidly ripening, so I knew it was time to bake something using those ‘nanas! There is a great recipe in the new THM cookbook for a banana cake. I took the basic recipe and added a twist…cocoa powder and peanut butter powder…for a fabulous flavor! I used a 9×9 square baking pan and cut the cake into 9 pieces. By my calculations, it comes to only 31 carbs per piece, which makes it a great E snack. Topped with a bit of low-fat whipped topping, it makes a delicious snack…or breakfast…or lunch…
2 ripe bananas
2 droppers of liquid Stevia
1 c. plain Greek yogurt
1 c. egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. butter flavoring
2 c. oat flour
1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. sweetener (I use Pyure)
2 heaping tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. peanut butter powder
Lightly coat a 9×9 pan with coconut spray oil.
Mash the bananas in a large bowl. Add the liquid Stevia, yogurt, egg whites, vanilla, and butter flavoring. Mix well.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to the liquid ingredients and stir well. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Let cool in the pan.
Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream!