I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend!! I sure did.
Let me re-cap my exciting weekend for you. Let’s see, there was grocery shopping, barbie playing, book reading, movie watching, a little pool time and some baking. Doesn’t that just SCREAM exciting, ha!!! As boring as it may sound to some, I pretty much enjoy weekends like that. It is a nice little bonding time for my family AND I get a little break for things like reading! My husband is great, he let me lock the bedroom door and read in bed for two hours-no interruptions. Hugs to my hubby!!!
While you may not find my weekend activities something to get excited about, I do have a mouth watering recipe to share!! I had a couple brown bananas sitting on my counter and while those are perfect for freezing for smoothies I had an itch to bake so I came up with modified version of a Bethenny Frankel recipe.
By the way, does anyone love Bethenny as much as I do? Seriously, I LOVE her(and her products)and I know we could be the best of friends…..if only I had the chance to meet her! But since I am a realist and don’t see that happening anytime soon, the next best thing will be watching her new daytime talk show which premiers today at 1pm. I am beyond excited.
Okay, I’m done with my random Bethenny love fest……back to the banana bread! After gathering up my needed ingredients, I started working away!
Set……Into the oven you go!!
I think one of the best parts of baking is the way your house smells while the goods are cooking. Better than any air freshener!!
LOW FAT BANANA OAT BREAD
- 1 whole egg, 1 egg white
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup apple sauce(1 snack pack container)
- 3/4 cup turbinado sugar(Sugar in the Raw)
- 1 cup oat flour
- 3/4 cup spelt(or whole wheat) flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees .Combine dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and wet ingredients in a larger bowl. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the larger bowl with the wet ingredients. Combine well. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and grease lightly to keep bread from sticking. Pour batter into loaf pan and cook for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool and slice into pieces.
Or, you can do like I did and steal a piping hot end piece(my fave!!!) and top with some peanut butter. Oh, YES!!!! It was worth burning my little fingers 😉
I made the bread on Saturday evening so we enjoyed it for a snack that evening but really dug into in for Sunday morning breakfast.
Served up with two eggs and some peach slices. I topped it with some of the delicious Dark Chocolate Dreams, Peanut Butter & Co peanut butter than I’m including in my giveaway. This breakfast could have totally been the highlight of my weekend. Goodness, I do love food!!
Are you a banana fan? What is your favorite food that has banana in it or do you prefer to just peel and eat?