Pass (on) the Sugar Banana Oat Cake

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This past month, you could say I may have overdone it on the sweets. Not to worry, it’s typical. Sugar leads to more sugar and pretty soon I have a full fledged addiction. It happens every year.

But then, almost as cued, every year a few days after Christmas, I wean myself off. That time has come, friends. It’s time to cut down on the sugar drastically, and increase the amount of food that comes from the ground. Or trees.

This week won’t entail three cookies a day (maybe even one a day!) and chocolate bark after lunch. I indulged, it felt good, but now I’m ready to pass on the sugar until the next big holiday (New Year’s? heh.) So this week, the plan is to cut out (or drastically decrease) the amount of “added” sugar to my diet.

To kick off this mini sugar detox, I present to you the Sweet Banana Breakfast Oat Cake:

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This breakfast is SO delicious – and a great change up from regular ol’ oatmeal.

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I like my breakfasts sweet. Want to know a secret?

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Ooooh yeah

Grilling fruit brings out the natural sugars in it! That’s why I grilled this banana prior to eating it for breakfast. This way, you don’t even need to add maple syrup/agave/brown sugar etc!

Sweet Banana Oat Cake

makes 2

2/3 c. oats

1 egg.

2-4 Tbsp. water or milk

1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 banana, chopped

almond butter and Greek yogurt for toppings

Heat a nonstick skillet to medium heat. In a small bowl, mix together the oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, water, and egg. Let sit while you begin to gril the banana on the skillet for about 3 minutes per side. After 1 minute of sitting, form the oat mixture into two patties and place on the skillet, grilling for about 3 minutes per side. Layer the cakes with a little almond butter, then place the banana, and finally the Greek yogurt. Sprinkle more cinnamon on top.

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Yummmm :)

How are you feelings on sweets right about now? Have you had your fill and ready to step back a few feet? Or planning on eating those Christmas cookies until their gone?

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!! Hope it’s a great one :D

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Comments

  1. Looks great! I don’t really have a sweet tooth, so I can’t say I’ve enjoyed lots of sweets. But, I have been munching on some homemade peanut brittle that I probably should be giving to someone else (it was a gift to me)!

  2. I have an extreme sweets problem…but I just can’t seem to quit hahaha :)

  3. I seriously need a sugar detox. I don’t know how addicts quit their substance of choice because controlling myself around sugar feels nearly impossible. I usually try to really up the servings of veggies this time of year to try to combat my little problem.

  4. I love that oat cake idea. Perfect! I need a little sugar detox myself.

  5. That looks yummy! What a perfect breakfast. I am totally getting sugared out

  6. Holy balls.
    That looks incredible! I’m so over the sugary sweets coma I have been living for most of December. It feels so good to sweat and eat real food again today :)

    Jen

  7. Yum! I am definitely feeling all of the sugar I’ve eaten in the past few days. I’m ready to get back on track, and start feeling like my old self again.

  8. Mentally I’m done with sugar- I purged the kitchen counters of cookies, brittle, caramel pecan rolls, hershey kisses yesterday. Now if I can just get my body to agree. I very quickly develop big cravings for it.

  9. I too overindulged in sugar, and am stepping back from it. No granola, no sweetened cereals, and plain Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey or fruit and nuts instead the cookies I had been snacking on. I’m already feeling back to normal- whew!

  10. Like you I normally steer pretty well clear of sugary stuff — it just sends me into a spiral of sugar-induced craziness. Which I’m kinda in right now. So this post is perfectly timed! Thanks for reminding me that this is normal at this time of year, and that I have to dig my heels in a little now if I want to pull back out of it. Ok, deep breath..

    (And scratch what I just said on your last post about going to eat more cookies!)

  11. I’m more of a savory person than a sweet BUT with all of the cookie exchanges I’ve participated this holiday “season” I’ve had more cookies than I typically would. Eating more made me want more! Kind of like when I get to go to Trader Joe’s and bring home cat cookies. That plastic container is empty pretty quickly (but they are soooo good).

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