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Guilt Free Decadent Malted Marbled Banana Bread

Good ol’ banana bread. With swirls of malt. And studded with chocolate chips. Topped with crumble. A banana bread really can’t get better than this. That its low fat is just a bonus. 

The recipe for the banana bread/cake base is from: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/11/02/polka-dot-banana-bread/

I changed it by:

  1. Using sugar free maple syrup instead of agave or pure maple syrup
  2. omitting the 1 stevia packet
  3. using 1 cup cake flour + 1 cup whole wheat flour instead of 2 cups spelt flour 

The other changes, like marbling the bread/cake with milo batter are given in the following picture.

The ‘milo truffle’ mixture mentioned can be found here.

Recipe for milk crumbs was adapted from here.

I am submitting my post to Aspiring Bakers #22: Lightened Up Cakes (August 2012) hosted by Qi Ting of A Dessert Diet.

Chocolate Blueberry Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal in a JAR

I lied about the hiatus. I’m sorry! I love blogging too much… way too much. But I have a reason.

I love this.

Its soooo creamy! Like a PUDDING-cum-custard. Topped with blueberries, drenched in chocolate, cinnamon- infused. 

Wait! Are you sure love is spelled “L-O-V-E”?

Because I’m pretty sure its spelled “Chocolate Blueberry Pie Oatmeal”.

You know, I’m NOT usually a fan of cooked oatmeal in a bowl. The usual breakfast fare. It doesn’t quite agree with my tummy. But drenched in this dessert-y goodness, oh what the heck, stomach discomforts? Oh whatever!!! 😀

I’ve got soooo many pictures to show you!!! These are just super duper photogenic 😀 

I hope you’re not drooling… because I’m busy wiping away mine.

I’m sorry the picture here is so highly sharpened the chocolate layer looks like sand. I SWEAR its thick, syrupy and delicious. You can lick it and not bite it. Scout’s honour. I used to be a girl scout. A brownie (human one, inedible).

Used to be. I sucked at sewing buttons. Everyone could but I couldn’t. Brownied failure. I belong in the kitchen. To bake like crazy.

In this oatmeal:

bottom layer: Cinnamon – infused steel cut oats

middle layer: Chocolate syrup (super healthy)

top layer: Blueberries



Blueberry Pie Steel Cut Oats

no. of servings: 1

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For Oatmeal
  • 40g steel cut oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or other milk :D )
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup/ agave syrup
  • 2 packets stevia
  • Empty JAR
For Chocolate syrup
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup/ agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


For Oatmeal
  1. In a pot add water, salt, soy milk and oats.
  2. Heat till the mixture boils, then lower to LOW heat.
  3. Let cook, cover with a pot cover (better if it has a hole), and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Every 5 minutes, come back to stir the mixture to make sure it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  5. When it has reached your desired consistency, turn off the heat
  6. Add cinnamon and vanilla essence.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Pour into JAR!
  9. Prepare to add toppings.
For Chocolate syrup
Mix well!! Until it turns syrupy and uber-thick. So yummy! Make extra, in case you accidentally spooned some into your mouth before it goes onto the oatmeal ;-)

To Assemble:

  1. You need 1/4 cup blueberries or as much as you want. I used an entire fruit serving!
  2. Pour chocolate syrup over the oats! Add blueberries.
  3. FREEZE for 15 minutes (MANDATORY!!!!!)
  4. It makes the oats SUPER custard-y! :D



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Submitted to Diet, Dessert, and Dogs’ Wellness Weekends!!! Thanks for organising, Ricki!!!! 😀

Also submitted to: Allergy-Friendly Lunchbox Love Link Party. Thanks, Vintagemom for the invite!!:D

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