A money-saving cook has created a delicious new way to use up left over porridge sachets which were just about to go out of date.
The frugal baker had found four packets of chocolate Ready Brek which were nearing their use-by date but found that no-one in her family wanted to eat them.
So, she combined the packets with ingredients she already had in the house to whip up a tasty chocolate banana bread.
Posting to the budget-cooking Facebook group Feeding a family on £1 a day the woman said: “Waste not is what I’m trying to do here!
“I found four sachets of chocolate Ready Brek which no one wanted and it was about to go off, so I’m attempting to make it into chocolate banana bread.”
She continued: “Will post results, might do a peanut butter or strawberry topping, or marshmallows with the little ones.”
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She said that as she had everything in already, the dessert didn’t add any cost to her food shop.
The ingredients used were:
- Two eggs
- Four sachets of Ready Break (Chocolate)
- Two tablespoons of coconut oil
- One teaspoon of baking soda
- Two bananas (all the better if going brown)
- Your topping of choice
To make the bread she said: “Put everything into a bowl (egg white and yolk) and use a hand blender (or a food processor).
“I use a bread tin, rub with butter or coconut oil and then lay in the grease proof paper and pop in the mixture with a spoon before flattening.”
She went on to say: “Put it into the oven – it takes about 40 mins in mine.”
The mum wrote that you can also do this with plain oats, maple or golden syrup flavoured and you can throw in blueberries or chocolate chips.
The banana bread is freezable.
The baking mum topped slices of the bread with strawberries, marshmallows and peanut butter.
We'd suggest some salted caramel and whipped cream for an indulgent banoffee-inspired dessert, or heat the bread and top with a big scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice-cream.
The post racked up quite a few comments from admiring members of the group.
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One said: “Your cake looks lush!”
Another wrote: “Thanks! I am going to try this.”
A third said: “Do you know how much Ready Brek is in the sachets? I have a big box that nobody’s eating!”
One woman made a recommendation that you could also make flapjacks with the mix.
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