3.01.2010

Bananazzz

Hey guys, hope you are having a happy Monday :)

I just got back to O-town and I am already missing home :(  I always have so much fun at home!! I get to spend some quality time with the family, and take full advantage of their fully loaded pantry and kitchen ;) See for yourself!

Made this KICK-AsSalad for my parents!
 Doesn't it look pretty :)

Tuna salad : tuna, egg, tomato, celery and light mayo

 

Even got a chance to make these muffins! 

This Bread is Bananazzz! b-a-n-a-n-a-s :)  I got the recipe from Denis Austin's Morning Stretch.


Banana Bread
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole-grain pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup mashed overripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup light vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • Walnuts ( I decided to add these to give the bread some texture!) 

Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch by 4-inch loaf pan with foil, letting the ends hang over. Coat the foil with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg, and oil until well blended. Whisk in the bananas, yogurt, walnuts, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Scrape into the prepared pan. (I wanted muffins, so, I added to mixture to the muffin pan)
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the loaf has shrunk from the sides of the pan and a wooden pick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes.
Makes 12 slices/ 12 muffins :) 
Per slice/ muffin: 140 calories, 25 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 4 g total fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 2 g dietary fiber, 190 mg sodium

This morning I had one of the muffins for b-fast! They turned out really goOod!!!!


I feel so spoiled when I am home :) Check out what papa got me on his trip to BJ's!

He knows how much I love Larabars, I have already munched through one of these babys ;)
 
 Well its back to work, right!! 

Heading to the gym, today is the beginning of a new set of weight training exercises :) Ready to get swoll!!! haha!!

5 comments:

  1. Yummo!!!! I love your blog, and yes your food looks so pretty!!! ;)

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  2. How sweet that you make your parents food and they buy you Larabars...sounds like the perfect arrangement to me!

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  3. That banana bread looks delicious!! I may have to try it out!

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  4. I am so glad you commented on my blog, love to meet new friends !! I love your blog!!! Wow you got the larabar stash, great dad you have for sure!!!!

    Loving the banana bread too!! Look amazing!!!!

    I have never tried White Chocolate Wonderful yet, I need to because so many people told me they love it!!!

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