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Banana Bran Breakfast Bake

March 8, 2012

This is my very swift and experimental entry to Makey-Cakey’s March Breakfast Club.  This month the task is to make something dairy free. I know that you can use banana as an egg substitute sometimes and I wanted to avoid eggs too to see if I could come up with something vegan friendly. However, I think this would have benefited from an egg to set it more.

It’s not pretty, it’s not very precise but it’s a nice change and actually, I think I will keep tweaking it.

Banana Bran Breakfast Bake

Banana Bran Breakfast Bake

(Serves 1)
1 Banana
a handful of Branflakes
1 1/2 ish tbsp of self raising flour
raisins and cinnamon  to your taste
a splosh of water

Preheat oven to 180c

Grease a one person sized oven proof dish like the mini Le Creuset casserole dish above.
Mash the banana in a small bowl
Add an equal volume of branflakes (or how about allbran, muesli or maybe oats?)
Add a SR flour, cinnamon and raisins or other dried fruit.
Mix thoroughly with enough water to make a paste that is a similar consistency to cake batter (this would be the point to add a beaten egg I think)
Pour into the ovenproof dish and cook until it has risen a bit and is a nice golden brown. You might want to sprinkle some brown sugar over it for the last few minutes if you like it sweeter.
Hopefully it will be set all the way through and you can turn it out and serve with some (dairy free) yoghurt or fruit puree.
If not, dig your spoon in and eat away, but watch out it’ll be like molten lava in the middle.

This was partly inspired by the Baked Oatmeal recipe at Poires au Chocolat as I had never considered baking oats before except to make flapjack.

Breakfast club is a Fuss Free Flavours event.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2012 10:43 pm

    What a great idea! I’ve never tried cooking with bran flakes before, but I definitely will now. Thanks for taking part and braving the dairy free challenge.

  2. March 10, 2012 4:33 pm

    It sounds equally healthy and delicious!

    i think it may need a splosh of oil and a little more flour to set it? Or you can use ground flax seeds in water in place of an egg too.

  3. March 11, 2012 11:23 am

    Aaah yes- thanks! Oil would work wouldn’t it. I see about ground flax seeds but I’m not sure it’s worth be buying them for the amount I’d use them. I might just give in and use egg.

  4. April 3, 2012 10:53 pm

    The Breakfast Club Roundup is now posted

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