This spiced egg banana scramble recipe is a great experiment to try if you’ve previously loved your porridge with banana for many years but find yourself craving sugar or carbohydrates mid morning as a result (as I know I used to find).
It’s basically like the higher protein version that will keep you satiated and full for three times longer.
Although a banana is a higher fructose fruit, you actually only need 1/2 of one in this recipe and the high protein and fat content slows the release on your body. The spices bring out the natural little sweetness perfectly.
Whilst I generally like savoury breakfast, there are times I fancy something naturally sweetened and this refined sugar-free spiced egg and banana scramble is one my favourites.
It’s also ridiculously easy to do quickly in the microwave – in a very similar way to making quick porridge, so you can’t use that ‘no time for eggs’ excuse!
If you are a die porridge fan, you might want to check out my post on low sugar porridge toppings.
Anyway, here’s the recipe…
Spiced egg banana scramble
Makes 1 portion
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 a banana
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbls milk of your choice
- Small knob of butter or 1 tsp coconut oil (unless microwave cooking)
- Mixed seeds, almond butter, chia seeds, walnuts or natural yoghurt to top
- Mash up the banana into a bowl and whisk the eggs in a separate bowl
- Blend together so they become one mixture (it’s ok if a bit lumpy!)
- Add the cinnamon & nutmeg
- Scramble in a pan with your fat of choice OR
- Cook for 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring between each until cooked (usually it takes three but depends on the size of your eggs)
- If it feels a bit dry to each, add the tablespoon of milk
- Top with your toppings of choice – nut butter, seeds, yoghurt etc.
As a final note, with the nutmeg addition this recipe really reminds me of bread and butter pudding (one of my old time dessert favourites!). So you could even use it as a healthier pudding substitute too if you wanted.
If you do cook in the microwave, make sure you add some seeds or nuts so that you have that healthy fat to make it a nicely balanced meal.
What do you think of this recipe? Going to give it a go? Let me know if it keeps you going longer than standard porridge with banana.