Are you a coffee or a tea person or maybe your neither like my son! I can say with hand on heart that I am most definitely a coffee lover. I drink about 6 cups every day. It’s not too much I don’t think I know people who drink up to 10 cups but as long as I have my 6 I’m a happy camper.
“Morning person” are not words you would use to describe me , so to be on the safe side do not speak to me until after I have had my morning coffee lol. That’s why I get up a half hour earlier than the kids every mrning so I can have my coffee in peace. It’s well worth it, just me, my coffee and the radio. I like my morning coffee very strong and with just a hint of brown sugar. I only ever take sugar in my morning coffee, never in any other coffee through the day
It’s funny I only began to notice my little “OCD ” moments regarding coffee when I was thinking about this blog piece. The sweetened coffee in the morning always in the morning coffee cup, has to be this certain cup, it doesn’t taste the same otherwise, and always black and strong . The other OCD moment is to do with a certain coffee biscuit, you know the biscuit that comes on the side of your cup that you get in some coffee shops.
We have tons of coffee shops in my little part of the world, a new one seems to appear at least once a month. I’m very loyal – I have been using the same one for years when I’m out. If this particular coffee shop is full I will wait for a seat, even though the other very fancy coffee shop two doors down could be empty, it drives my husband up the wall when he’s with me, ” Why do we have to wait for this one, what’s the difference it’s all coffee” Well while sitting in there last Saturday I had a “light bulb moment” it’s not the coffee they serve that brings me in it’s the free BISCOFF biscuit that comes with the coffee . Ha! so I haven’t got a coffee OCD , I have a coffee biscuit OCD.
These little brown caramel biscuits are my kryptonite. The perfect accompaniment to a cappuccino or any type of coffee (in my humble opinion.)
I mean they are delicious on their own but baking with them takes them to a whole new level. That’s where this “Biscoff Banana Bread comes in. I usually bake a loaf of banana bread every week to use up the left over bananas , those over ripe ones that kids won’t touch, they are a baker’s best friend. They are the perfect ones to use for Banana Bread. Caramel and Banana are a perfect duo so the addition of Biscoff to the mix should be delicious. So in the weekly shop I picked up up a packet of Biscoff Biscuits and that’s when I found a little pot of gold – a jar of BISCOFF Crunchy Spread.
I never knew such a thing existed, the possibilities ran through my head. I took my old reliable banana bread recipe and spruced it up with Biscoff. It was delicious, scrumptious, worked perfectly together. I used the spread in the batter of the cake and crunched up some of the biscuits to drop on to top before putting it in the oven, and because I had some left over fresh raspberries I threw them in as well. Why not, the more good stuff the merrier ..but if you don’t have any raspberries it’s just as delicious without them
The smell in the kitchen had the kids foaming at the mouth. It’s become a huge hit with the kids. I now have to buy extra bananas just to make an extra banana loaf every week. The only problem is they don’t want the “boring banana” bread any more, they want the biscoff one (who can blame them). SO now I have to buy a packet of biscoff biscuit as well and of course I have to have one , may be two every morning with my early morning coffee. Another OCD moment to add to the bunch I’ve already got
This is a very quick and simple recipe bakes in about 40 mins, it taste’s better if you bake it the night before you want to eat it. Of course you don’t have to add any extra fruit just use banana. It’s tastes just as delicious and of course don’t for get the coffee or tea or the glass of milk.
- 200g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
- 120g Biscoff Crunchy Spread
- 60ml veg oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 100g caster sugar
- 65g light brown sugar
- 1 packet of Biscoff Coffee Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 160c/ 350 F. Grease a 8x4 loaf pan
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together your mashed bananas, Biscoff Spread, veg oil, egg, vanilla, and both sugars.
- Add the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be slightly lumpy, don't over mix.
- Spread batter into prepared pan, lightly chop ½ packet of Biscoff Biscuits and press into top of batter.. (keep the other half for dipping in your coffee) 😉
- Bake bread for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. If the top starts to brown too much baking, place foil loosely over the bread and finish baking. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes
- Serve with a cup of your favorite coffee
Hope you enjoy the recipe
have a great day