Banana Soft Serve with Toasted Seeds and Nut Butter Topping

November 6, 2013

Good morning, friends.

Monday afternoon I posted a picture on my instagram account of a rather extravagant snack. It involved banana soft serve, nut butter, maple syrup and sea salt. Many appeared to appreciate my concoction and Carly asked for a recipe, so today I decided to wake a bit earlier, update my previous mention of banana soft serve and scribe a recipe for Wednesday Breakfast Club.

Banana soft serve – what is that?

Well it’s really just pureed frozen bananas, maybe with a dash of milk or yoghurt to help move things along. That’s it. Banana soft serve (I hesitate to call it ice-cream as though it is creamy in texture it does tend to melt quickly like a soft serve) is outrageously simple and tasty, and after trying it once you’ll surely insist on having bags of chopped, frozen bananas in your freezer at all times.

For breakfast today, I bedazzled my banana soft serve good and proper with toasted seeds and melted nut butter. Smooth banana cream with rich and sticky nut butter, slightly crunchy flaxmeal and certainly crunchy seeds, plus the sweet pop of syrup and salt. Oh, it was a treat.

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Banana Soft Serve with Toasted Seeds and Nut Butter Topping

Serves one

1 frozen Banana
2-3 tablespoons Milk (any kind, eg: cow’s or almond)
1 tablespoon Nut Butter (I used a blend of roasted almonds and cashews, similar to this recipe)
1 tablespoon Sunflower Seeds and Pepitas
1 tablespoon Flaxmeal (ground flax seeds, or LSA mix)
1 teaspoon Pure Maple Syurp
Sea Salt

1. Toast the seeds in a non-stick pan over low heat for a few minutes until nice and toasty and slightly golden. Set aside.
2. If you nut butter is not drippy, melt it in a small saucepan over low heat, thinning with a tablespoon of milk and whisking as required. Set aside.
3. Puree the frozen banana in a food processor (adding 1-2 tablespoons milk as required) until smooth.
4. Spoon the banana soft serve mixture into a bowl and top with the flaxmeal, nut butter, seeds, maple syrup and a sprinkle of sea salt.

What did you have for breakfast today?
Post pictures on instagram and twitter, hasthag #wednesdaybreakfastclub and join in the fun! Or just tell me here in the comments, I appreciate all forms of dietary snooping. I find it a lovely way to get inspiration.

Happy soft serve Wednesday!

Heidi xo

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  • Iron Chef Shellie November 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    oh me oh my! What a treat for breakfast! (Ps, I totally had pies like you suggested, but was too ashamed to IG it :P)

    • Heidi November 7, 2013 at 9:25 am

      hehe I bet it was outrageously delicious x

  • thelittleloaf November 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    There’s a recipe like this in It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow which I’ve made a few times and love… the crunchy pumpkin seeds on top look delish!

    • Heidi November 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

      Thanks! I’ve wanted to take a peek into that book for so long x

  • Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice November 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

    The maple and sea salt at the end… perfect. We’ve been making banana soft serve but I never thought to do salt and maple with it… or have it for breakfast. Just brilliant. Hey, if my dietitian friend does it, so can I right? šŸ™‚

    • Heidi November 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      hehe totally šŸ˜‰

  • Hannah November 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I am upset by your decision to use the term “bedazzled” and yet not cover this dessert-snack in edible glitter. I feel duped.

    • Heidi November 7, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      I feel like a fool for not dousing it in glitter. Fail. x

  • InTolerant Chef November 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    This sure looks delicious Heidi! You have to check out the nifty gadget called Yonanas, you would love it – I’ve added it to my wishlist for Christmas!

    • Heidi December 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Yes I just heard about this, how cool! x

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