Did you like weetbix as a child? If so, do that nostalgic quantity for brekky this week. Creamy banana-infused weetbix topped with wealthy coconut yoghurt, contemporary sliced banana, and essentially the most moreish maple cinnamon walnuts.
When somebody informed me there was a development going around the social-spheres of soaked in a single day weekbix, I couldn’t resist creating my very own model. Given I just about spent 5 years of highschool consuming weetbix with milk and sugar, it seems like a little bit of a house-coming too.
Oh sure, these 90’s impressed Banana Bread Weetbix are:
- A cross between a brekky parfait, bircher muesli, and in a single day oats
- Inspired by the cosy warming flavours of banana bread
- Creamy and candy, but with zero added sugar
The trick with mine although – no in a single day soak wanted. I do a fast immediate soak with boiling water, then layer the toppings, so that you’ll solely want 5 minutes to prep them within the morn. Have them heat, or pop them within the fridge to relax – both method they’re surprisingly scrumptious.
Watch my 1 minute vid under, then give them a do that week! I’d love to listen to what you assume.
Watch How To Make Banana Bread Weetbix
What are Overnight Weetbix?
Trust me, I assumed the identical factor. Overnight weetbix? Who would ever. But once I regarded up a number of recipes and tried them myself, I realised this might really be a brilliant tasty technique to vamp up your brekky routine, particularly for those who’re a weetbix fan to start with.
Most recipes for “overnight weetbix” just do that – soak weetbix in some milk and sweetener in a single day, then within the morn, layer them with flavours like a parfait. Little do they know although, you don’t really have to soak weetbix in a single day (such as you do with oats). They’re so delicate and tender, you are able to do a quicky soak in scorching water or milk, and obtain precisely the identical texture, with out the 12 hour wait.
How to Make Banana Bread Weetbix
So how do you make these weetbix? Hark again to my 13 12 months outdated self, and I might simply pop two weetbix in a bowl (three if I had an examination), then pour over simply sufficient boiling water to cowl them. Once they’d absolutely soaked up the water (a minute later), I’d add my milk, then sprinkle liberally with each youngster’s favorite – sugar.
25 years later and I’m a bit of extra clued up in my diet selections, so on this recipe have dropped the blue cow and sugar dousing, in favour of some extra well being-impressed additions as a substitute.
I brainstormed up fairly a number of flavour combos for these – chocolate hazelnut, peanut butter and jam, apple pie, or snickers. But given the intention right here is for this to be a brekky dish, and personally I don’t eat chocolate within the morning (despite the fact that I do know loads of recipes will let you know “this chocolate is so healthy, you can eat it for brekky!”), I made a decision on a warming banana bread impressed combo as a substitute.
But are Weetbix Actually Healthy?
Despite any reservations you might need, weetbix (in any other case often known as weet-bix in NZ, weetabix within the UK, or simply wheat biscuits), are literally a reasonably wholesome possibility for breakfast. Compared to the sugar soaked rice puffs, cocoa puffs, and even many supposedly well being-optimistic mueslis and granolas, weetbix are very low in each sugar and comprise no added oils. Here’s a fast snap of the substances checklist:
Wholegrain wheat (97%), sugar, salt, barley malt extract, nutritional vitamins (niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, folate), mineral (iron)
In different phrases, largely wholegrain wheat, with just a bit sugar, salt, and barley malt for flavour, and a few additional B vitamin and iron fortification for power. You may even now purchase weetbix in natural, multi grain, hello-bran, and gluten free varieties. Any of those, or the originals can be my high picks.
Nutrient sensible, two weetbix are going to provide you 4 grams of protein, 3 ½ grams of fibre, and fewer than 1 gram of sugar (which I clearly offset in my sugar dousing days). Not dangerous for a price efficient possibility that you could find in nearly each small city dairy.
Tips for Making Soaked or “Overnight” Weetbix
- Only use sufficient boiling water to cowl – we’re simply utilizing the water to melt, to not flavour, so solely simply cowl them and wait till the water is absolutely absorbed earlier than continuing.
- Smear your yoghurt fastidiously – as a result of the weetbix will nonetheless be fairly heat, the yoghurt will soften a bit of for those who don’t smear gently. Otherwise you possibly can chill your weetbix base for those who don’t need this problem.
- Add protein powder for a protein enhance – if you’d like a bit of additional protein in these, add a tablespoon of vanilla plant-primarily based protein powder to the bottom as a substitute of vanilla extract. That’ll rapidly add at the very least 10 extra grams of protein to your brekky.
How to Serve These Banana Bread Weetbix
On their very own, for brekky, after all. But I’ve really additionally been having fun with leftover bowls of those for afternoon tea, or dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream too. Don’t knock it. It’s quietly somewhat scrumptious.
If you make a number of serves of this recipe, and it’s just for you, cease after the yoghurt unfold and chill the leftover parts within the fridge. They’ll final fortunately there for 4-5 days. Then within the morning, all it’s essential to do is high together with your contemporary sliced banana and maple cinnamon walnuts.
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Banana Bread Weetbix
Did you like weetbix as a child? If so, convey again a little bit of nostalgia to your brekky with these soaked banana bread weetbix. Soft banana-infused weetbix, topped with creamy yoghurt and crunchy maple cinnamon walnuts.
plant-primarily based milk
Put two weetbix in every bowl, then pour over simply sufficient boiling water to cowl. Leave to soak for a minute, including a bit of extra boiling water if there are dry patches.
Meanwhile toast the walnuts in a small pan for a couple of minutes till golden, then flip off the warmth and add the maple syrup and cinnamon, stirring till mixed.
Mash one of many bananas with the vanilla, then add to the weetbix bowls, stir to mix, then flatten down. If you need it chilled, put within the fridge or freezer now for 10 minutes to relax.
Top every bowl with yoghurt, unfold it to the perimeters, then high with the opposite banana sliced, maple cinnamon walnuts, and additional cinnamon.
- Gluten free: Use gluten free weetbix.
- Nut free: As is.
- Sugar free: As is.
- Oil free: As is.
Banana Bread Weetbix
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Vitamin A 176IU4%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie food plan.
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