This is one of the most delicious breakfasts! Yes, it is actually supposed to be dessert, but I find it quite filling and I LOVE sweet things for breakfast – so how better way to start the day?
I got this recipe from here, but adapted it to my liking. Give it a try! It comes together in about 15 minutes from beginning to end and it serves 4. It can last in the fridge for 3 days if you cover the glasses with plastic wrap.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 1 cup of a combination of almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
- 2 medjool dates or 6 pitted dried dates
- 2 teaspoons honey
Banana Cream layer
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2-3 heaped tablespoons almond butter (according to taste)
- thinly sliced banana
Caramel Layer (Hmmmm)
- 6 medjool dates
- 4 heaped tablespoons almond butter
- 1 heaped teaspoon peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1 overripe banana
- Taste and feel free to add vanilla or cinnamon if the urge takes you
First make the nut layer by placing all the nuts and seeds into your food processor and pulsing and processing until it is chopped into smaller bits. Now add the dates and honey and process. Taste it. If you want it a bit sweeter, add more dates or honey. Set aside.
To make the banana cream layer, simply add the ingredients to your food processor and process into a smooth cream. Set aside.
For the banana layer – slice a banana or two (duh….).
Now for my favourite part! Add all caramel ingredients to your food processor and blitz away until you have the most delicious, rich, gooey caramel…Adjust to taste. If your dates are a bit small, you may need to add more dates to achieve the right level of sweetness. If your bananas are not ripe enough, the caramel will lack intensity of flavour. This is a sad situation to be in, but you can save the situation by adding a bit more peanut butter, cinnamon and vanilla powder. It does not yield the exact same result obviously, but it is still very good.
When each layer suits your taste, put a layer of nut mix into each glass. Top with banana cream. Carefully place banana slices on top of that, then sprinkle over another nut layer. Now scoop a thick layer of caramel on top and sprinkle that with nut layer again. Just before serving, top with another layer of banana slices. Store in the fridge if not eating it immediately.
Smile -It’s going to be a fabulous day!