Some of the best things in life are simple and this is one of those things. I make this recipe all the time. Sometimes for breakfast or sometimes for a snack… it consists of mashing up a banana and an egg in a ramekin and cooking it for about 1 minute in the microwave. That is pretty much it. The reason I like this recipe so much is because it is very easy, takes little time and the only dishes I have to wash when I am done is the ramekin and two forks. Oh and also it tastes delicious.
Bananas are a good source of potassium (great for your heart and blood pressure), contain dietary fiber (more goodness for your heart) and also contain vitamin B-6 (good for your immune system, important for nerve functioning). Eggs are a little more controversial. In the past they have gotten a bad reputation due to their high amounts of cholesterol. However, we now know that eating dietary cholesterol does not effect cholesterol levels in the blood as much as we thought it did. Saturated fat and trans fats have much more of an impact on blood cholesterol levels. That being said, eggs are a good source of protein (important for cell growth, immunity, and feeling full), it also contains vitamin D (helps your body absorb calcium, and also works in your immune, nervous and muscle systems) and vitamin B-12 (prevents a specific kind of anemia, important for proper nerve functioning).
Banana Egg Mash up
1 Small Ripe Banana
1 Large Egg
Toppings if desired such as berries and a light drizzle of pure maple syrup
Peel and break apart banana into small pieces and place in ramekin. Add egg. Mash together with a fork until batter is fairly consistent. Small chunks are ok but try and mash up all large chunks. The more ripe the banana the easier it is. Discard fork (it is contaminated with raw egg so please do not use to eat off of until washed). Place ramekin in microwave and cook on high for 1 minute or until egg mixture is solid and has an internal temperature of 160 degrees. I did use a food thermometer and mine was at 160 degrees after 1 minute. Top with berries and maple syrup if desired. And that is it!
*I would like to give a special shout out to my cousin Ben and his fiancee Renee because they got me (and Bryant) beautiful new ramekins for our wedding shower last weekend, which makes my banana egg mash up look much nicer!*
Also if you want to cook the banana and egg batter like pancakes that works too…although you have to be careful because they do rip easily when trying to flip them so don’t make them too big.