Tuesday, July 27, 2010

'Nanner Butter!

Sorry for the lack of posting Monday night. I left O.C. Night with the girls early (missed the season one finale!) to come home for my nightly blogging ritual. But as soon as I walked in the door at 10:30 p.m., the sky opened up and a massive storm ensued. The power went out and stayed out until about 3 a.m.

But it's all good now. My four pints of soy cream (including the homemade rocky road) didn't even melt! Tonight's post is a tribute to the awesomeness that is Chocolate Covered Katie. If you don't know about CCK (formerly known as CCV ... I still call her that ... the V stands for "vegan" of course), check out her blog. She's a super-healthy, super-vegan, super-athelete from Texas, and she creates so many yummy wholesome treats like this Banana Butter:

After reading her numerous tributes to homemade banana butter, I finally broke down and made a batch to top my morning bowl of steel cut oats:

What is it? Just bananas and peanut butter. That's it. But the secret's in the blending. It's super-creamy and nearly double the volume of two little ole' tablespoons of peanut butter.

Click here for Katie's directions. She uses a Magic Bullet, but I don't have one. Instead, I tossed one very ripe chopped banana, two tablespoons of Earth Balance chunky peanut butter, and splash of soymilk (to aid in blending) into my upright blender. The end result was an uber-creamy banana-flavored peanut butter, perfect for plopping onto oats or just eating by the spoonful.

13 comments:

Marja said...

That looks extremely delicious! I am definitely going to make this. :)

The Spooky Vegan said...

Yum Yum!

Sounds super easy and super delish!

I'll have to try this next time I have a ripe banana lying around.

Glauce said...

I never tried this combination but I'm sure I'd love it. Love everything with banana!

JL Goes Vegan said...

Oh, how delicious!

Pure2raw twins said...

Love Katie!! Your oats with PB and banana look great!

Jessica said...

Peanut butter and bananas were meant to be together, and blending them seems like the next logical step. Yum! Great idea to put it over oats.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

I never thought to blend them before. Awesome idea!

Chocolate-Covered Katie said...

Oh Bianca, your words were so sweet that if I were the crying type, I would be in a heap!
Plus, I want to eat your breakfast off my screen.
But my computer isn’t letting me do it!

Help???!!

I am so honored not only that you made one of my ideas, but that you made it look more delicious than I ever could have done! :)

P.S. Ugh about the power outage... we had one a few days ago. It only lasted a few hours, but I was super-scared that it would last longer and ruin all my frozen food! So glad your ice cream was ok!! But let that be a warning to you: a good excuse to eat the rest ASAP before the power goes ou again. Why risk it? ;) ;)

Kiersten said...

I could probably drink that stuff

celine said...

you don't have a magic bullet? that's it: we ain't twinkies anymore.
(for the record, I had one and it blew up on me. guess I pissed it off somehow?)

dreaminitvegan said...

Okay this looks really really good!

Velovegan said...

hey Bianca, how long will this last in the fridge? x

Kelly said...

I've been eyeing that recipe for ages but never made it myself - until your post gave me the kick in the pants I needed! Yay!