I think it goes without saying but I love birthdays. I love how excited my kids get and I love the excuse to go over-the-top and make their day as special as possible. At our house, we fill the birthday-kid's room with balloons while they sleep the night before, give them a parent-date, a party, grandparent dates........ and birthday cake for breakfast.
There is almost nothing cooler than seeing their sleepy faces after they've woken up to balloons and a full-on birthday song and candles first thing in the morning.
But, my son can be extremely sensitive to sugar. If he has sugary cereal often in the morning, I'll likely hear about a decline in classwork from his teacher. So, we've had a nutrition overhaul over the past few months and have seen some real improvement in his focus and concentration. From now on for birthday breakfasts, we have healthy chocolate cake instead. The kids haven't noticed anything different, but instead of loading them up with sugar first thing in the morning, I'm giving them eggs and fruit camouflaged as cake. I feel so sneaky......
Crack your eggs into a bowl, peel your bananas, and pour in your cocoa powder. Mash them up with a fork before using your mixer. Trust me- you'll save yourself some mess.
Spray 2 microwave safe bowls with cooking oil so your cake won't stick. Pour equal parts mix into each bowl and toss in the microwave for 2 minutes each. You can check to see if your cake is done by inserting a knife into the middle. If it comes out clean, your cake is done!
Flip one half of your cake over and spread some Nutella and banana slices over it. I've made this cake before without this extra filling, but it really takes the whole cake up a notch and only adds about a minute of time. You could also use peanut butter, fruit spread, strawberries, etc.
Sandwich the second cake over your banana slices like the most delicious, healthy, ice cream cookie you've ever seen.
I slapped some extra Nutella on top, added a candle, and you're good to go. Birthday breakfast complete!
Boston ate the entire thing and said he didn't feel "yucky" afterwards like traditional cake makes him feel. Granted, Nutella isn't really good for you, but overall, this meal had more protein, omega-3's, and potassium than any cereal in my cupboard and he went off the school feeling like a million bucks.
I may have made this cake for myself as a midnight snack a time or two as well......
So try it out and let me know what you think!