This recipe may take a while due to the baking, but is so simple as the only technique needed is mixing and mashing!
How can we forget this classic recipe?
2 cups flour
½ cup rolled oats, leave as is or blend into fine powder
1.5 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup sugar
½ cup chopped nuts of your choice
1 cup milk of your choice
2 tablespoon EVOO
2 ripe bananas
Optional: Chocolate chip to garnish on top
Preheat oven to 160 Degrees Celsius
Combine all dry ingredients (flour, oats, baking soda, sugar, chopped nuts)
Mash ripe bananas with a fork in a separate bowl
Add in the remaining wet ingredients and mix well
Layer baking pan with baking paper and pour the batch over
Bake for 40 minutes. Check whether it is cooked by poking a skewer in
Bananas are high in soluble fibre, potassium and vitamin B6
Fun fact: the riper it is, the more sugar and less fibre it contains (and vice versa) due to the breakdown of cellular wall during ripening
Oats are also high in soluble fibre, vitamin B’s and iron.
Together, this recipe will help to improve your bowel health, ensuring your bowels are opening and that you have a healthy gut microbiome.