I will happily eat cereal all hours of the day. I’m talking midnight, lunch time, for afternoon snacks. Who’s with me? There’s something inherently comforting about it – especially when it’s by FREEE by Doves Farm AND topped with sweet, caramelised, cardamom-sprinkled bananas.
Slightly crisp on the outside and soft, sweet and gooey on the inside, these bananas are so easy to make and a total treat. You make a caramel in a pan over a medium heat (much easier than it sounds) and add your sliced bananas followed by a knob of butter. It’s that simple and such a brilliant way to make your breakfast feel a hundred times more decadent in just five minutes.
The mornings are just starting to get lighter in London and I’m loving it. It’s my favourite time of the day to take ten minutes for myself, even if that just involves me staring out my kitchen window. I’ve been working a lot the last few weeks and it’s genuinely so great knowing I have a box of FREE by Doves Farm cereal in the cupboard to tuck in to. Full of organic goodness and free from gluten, milk and any rubbish, it’s the perfect base to create a dreamy breakfast.
If you don’t like cardamom, try cinnamon instead
Scale up the recipe easily, depending on how many you’re feeding
For the bananas:
60g brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp hot water
2 firm bananas, peeled and sliced
1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom
Small handful of nuts and seeds (FODMAP friendly if needed)
Your favourite FREEE by Doves Farm cereal
Milk of your choice
Heat the sugar, vanilla and water over a medium heat in a pan, until it forms a light caramel. The sugar will have dissolved and it will start to look thick and glossy.
Carefully add the banana slices to the pan, shaking to coat. Add the butter to the pan and heat for another 2 minutes.
Transfer the caramelised bananas to a serving plate, and sprinkle over the cardamom and nuts and seeds. Allow to cool slightly before topping your favourite FREEE by Doves Farm cereal.
*Thanks to FREEE by Doves Farm for sponsoring this post! Find them online at www.freee-foods.co.uk, Ocado, and all major retailers, independent health food stores and farm shops.