Banana Slice with Muesli Topping

Banana Slice With Muesli Topping 1

When we came back from holidays, we and our neighbour were like ships in the night. As we landed in Sydney, she jetted off for Adelaide… But not before she’d left a stash of fruit and veggies in our kitchen. Amid the stash of fresh and healthy goodness were some over ripe bananas which were begging to be baked.

This slice is a delicious result of jet lag and wanting to be healthy because this slice is so easy and  perfect for the jet lagged/lazy baker. Plus it requires just a handful of pantry staples. It’s also covered in fresh, homemade muesli which in my opinion, makes it basically a health food.

Talking of muesli, I was going to buy it, but then I realised I could just make it myself. I’ll add my “recipe” at the end of this post, but basically you can knock yourself out, with an oat, dried fruit and nut and seed combo. This quantity will make enough muesli for at least 2 batches of this slice with plenty over for you to enjoy as a cereal with milk/yoghurt or overnight oats. Just remember to store the left overs in an airtight container so you can enjoy it later. It’s like the recipe that keeps on giving. Of course, shop bought muesli will work just as well, just make sure it’s the untoasted version.

If you love banana bread, you’re going to love this light, moist bananay (yes, I totally just made up a word,) cakey base with that crunchy, golden muesli topping. One square just won’t be enough!

What’s your favourite kind of healthy food? Do you have awesome neighbours too?

Banana Slice With Muesli Topping 2

Cuts into 24 squares

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups (185g) self raising flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

80g cold butter, roughly chopped

110g firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup (60ml) milk

2 large or 4 small bananas

1/2 cup (55g) untoasted muesli (shop bought or use ingredients below)

FOR THE MUESLI

100g rolled oats

25g almonds

25g walntus

25g sesame seeds

25g pepitas

25g pitted dates

Banana Slice With Muesli Topping 3

How to – Traditional

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease and line 20cm x 30cm pan.
  2. To make the muesli, chop nuts and dates finely and mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Sift flour and cinnamon into a large and rub in the butter.
  4. Lightly beat the egg and mash the banana.
  5. Gently stir in  the sugar, beaten egg, milk and mashed banana – being careful not to over mix.
  6. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle over the muesli. Store any left over muesli in an airtight container in the fridge for maximum crunchiness!
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes until golden.
  8. Cool slice in pan before cutting into squares.

Banana Slice With Muesli Topping 4

How to – Thermomix

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease and line 20cm x 30cm pan.
  2. To make muesli, chop dates 5 seconds on speed 8. Set aside. Add nuts and chop for 2/3 seconds on speed 7. Add all other ingredients including the dates and combine for 30 seconds  on reverse speed 2.
  3. Place flour, cinnamon and butter into TM bowl and mix for 5 seconds  on  speed 6. Set aside.
  4. Add egg and bananas and mix for 3 seconds  on speed 4.
  5. Add sugar and milk and mix for 5 seconds on reverse speed 3. Scrape down sides and base of bowl and repeat, mixing for a further 5 seconds on reverse speed 3.
  6. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle over the muesli. Store any left over muesli in an airtight container in the fridge for maximum crunchiness!
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes until golden.
  8. Cool slice in pan before cutting into squares.
  • Lorelle Catalano

    I love anything with banana in it. Great recipe Sam, will have to give it a go. Don’t have a thermomix but traditional recipe works fine. 🙂

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe we don’t mind most of our neighbours but we definitely don’t have that sort of relationship with them! That’s really lovely 😀

  • Oh yum! That looks so tasty!

    How sweet of your neighbour too. Were were out looking at a plot of land today and the neighbour popped over to say hi. She was so nice, I’m kinda hoping we go with that location, haha!

    Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! We had a quiet one dealing with sick toddlers unfortunately. Thankfully everyone is feeling better!

    • Good neighbours are everything! Sorry to hear that you had sick toddlers but very exciting about buying land. I hope you find the perfect spot!

  • merilyn

    they are great neighbours sammie!
    we have some like that too!
    I would say that slice is pretty close to healthy hun!
    much love m:)X

    • Aren’t we lucky to have such good neighbours? As this slice has bananas, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and has relatively little sugar, I’m sure that it’s a health food! It’s pretty delicious too!