Thursday, March 21, 2013
Almost Instant Banana, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter "Pudding"
Ugh, I hate those recipes that pretend to be one thing but in reality are nothing like it. I'm looking at you pureed cauliflower masquerading as fettucine alfredo.
Afterwards, you are all sad and regretful because you ate something that was not delicious. Unless you are like Anton Ego, living the philosophy of "If I don't love it, I don't swallow." In which case you are still hungry.
It occurs to you that you should have just made the real thing - with you know, cream and butter and cheese - then maybe just stuff a handful of spinach in your face and be done with it.
It is hard for me to tell if I am breaking my own rule. Maybe this really is nothing like pudding. But calling it a "pudding-like substance" doesn't exactly flow. And maybe I hate myself a bit for even posting this.
But even if this is not pudding, but technically a "pudding-like substance," I did at least convince the toddler that this was a dessert - something to demand, to crave. He can be a tough crowd, a pint-sized but nonetheless fervent subscriber to Anton Ego's food philosophy . Case in point - never serve this child homemade biscuits that are not fresh from the oven - lest one offend his his delicate sensibilities.
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
pinch freshly grated nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon (roasted Saigon cinnamon works really well)
pinch sea salt
Put everything into a bowl and blend with an immersion blender. Alternatively, put everything in a blender to blend. That's it!