I have been spending these past two weeks avoiding anything sweet.
Because A. My friend is getting married and I don’t want to look fat in the pictures.
And B. I pulled my back and can’t workout and I don’t want to look FAT IN THE PICTURES.
I am aware that it is not my wedding.
I am aware that gaining a bit of weight is not that big a deal.
I am also aware that looking like I’m fat in these pictures will do nothing for my self-esteem or street cred.
Are you aware that being overweight can lead to a variety of different health complications?
Yeah you know don’t you. So stop judging.
Anyway, what I’m saying is that I’ve been avoiding things that are sweet. Because desserts and anything chocolate, specifically, are my kryptonite.
So week one wasn’t that hard. Especially when I was at home, on MC, all like I need to eat healthy! Not crappy!
Week two was still doable – at work, but you know, bit difficult with the daily 3 o’clock boredom hunger pangs.
So what happened, in the middle of week two (I’m lying it was like Tuesday), was that I came across the one dessert recipe for which I ALREADY had all the ingredients for. Even if that meant stealing Hoi’s bananas. Which I did.
3 ripe bananas
200gm/whole jar Nutella
3 Tbsps/40gm unsalted butter
2 Tbsps/30gm brown sugar
1/2 cup/ 60gm all-purpose flour
2 Tbsps/20gm ground almonds
2 Tbsps oats (accidental but happy addition)
Heat the oven to 180C/350C.
Slice the bananas and evenly scatter them in an 8 inch round baking dish/something similar.
Spoon Nutella over, making sure to evenly layer it over. This is where you can use your individual taste to determine if you’re going to use that whole jar. DO IT.
Mix the dry ingredients with the butter until it resembles a mealy crumble. It’s okay of there are still bits of butter, that’s how the crumble form.
Top the Nutella layer with the crumble layer evenly. AGAIN.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the top is golden brown and the bananas are bubbling. You’ll be able to see this from the side.
OH! And about the taste – it’s chocolatey and banana-ey with a hearty crumble. Basically totes perfect breakfast/tea/comfort food.
*Adapted from Deerest Deer.