Last night a rare occurrence happened. I had both peanut butter and bananas at home at the same time! Due to this I decided that I wanted to make a peanut butter banana milkshake- the logical conclusion.
After some research online I decided on a recipe from the kitchn to which I made a few small tweaks. I froze the bananas overnight, and then this morning I was prepared to make a treat for breakfast! It actually had the side effect of making me more willing to get out of bed.
It was super tasty! I liked the extra hit of caffeine that adding some espresso powder added, and due to the frozen bananas it was very thick and creamy. I would advice using a large straw or sipping this milkshake, as too small a straw will be quite difficult to drink through!
To make one large shake or two small shakes you will need;
- 2 bananas, peeled and broken into bite sized chunks and frozen for at least 4 hours- or overnight ready for breakfast!
- 2tbsp. Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 cup (About 240ml) semi skimmed milk
- A drop of vanilla extract
- 2-3 squares dark chocolate chopped
- 1 tsp espresso powder
The recipe is super simple! Simply blend the frozen bananas, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and espresso in a blender until smooth. Add the chopped chocolate at the end and blend briefly until they are finely chopped and mixed into the milkshake.
I used the breville blend active, which worked but due to the thickness of the bananas when blended I had to keep shaking the container to make sure everything mixed evenly and blended so it took a little longer. If you have the choice of a regular stand blender I therefore recommend it!
Do you have any interesting breakfast recipes?