Before I get to the recipe for this darn cupcake I’ve been promising I need to use up a couple of minutes of your time.
First, I did my last set of Yasso 800s yesterday with my training plan on the treadmill. I had to do four of them. Didn’t seem like too many, but it was tough.
And then just like that they were done. I did a total of 5 miles. My Runner’s World Challenge training plan is now just about tapering and resting. It’s kind of a weird feeling. I’m a little sad about it actually. This has been one of the greatest plans I’ve ever followed. Not to mention the online support and coaching that goes on in the forums. I thought I was special at first until I realized that the online coaches and specialists are just that great to everyone. Ha ha.
Oh, and thank you to Koyla for emailing me and making me aware that there is a chance the MCM Marathon is cancelled. Isn’t that crazy? They posted on Facebook that they will announce Saturday what will happen for the marathon.
I’m trying to not think about it. It’s not really something I can control or anything. I do feel bad though for all the military and everyone else who puts their heart and soul into this race if it doesn’t happen. Oh man. We shall see.
I had a lot I planned on doing yesterday. A lot of work stuff.
But, these guys came up with a “really great idea” and wanted to go swimming at the gym after I taught my BOSU class.
Whelp, work got pushed to the side and I took my main men swimming.
Best decision I made in a long time.
Hanging out with them and just watching them play in the water is more precious and more valuable than any paycheck. Plus I’m trying to suck up as much time as possible with them before my little Runner’s World trip this weekend.
Eeekkk… Mizuno Marathon Mezamashii Week is pretty much here. Yikes.
This was breakfast yesterday.
Another egg white scramble (but I used our fresh eggs this time with turkey and spinach) and a ginormous plantain cupcake.
I don’t know why I call it a cupcake, but it’s more fun that way.
I’ve had these cupcakes quite often lately.
It’s easy. It’s delicious. It’s grain free. It has some good quality carbs (perfect for tapering-ha).
I discovered this after attempting to make the Purely Twins popular plantain bread a few times. They have some great healthy recipes and this plantain bread of theirs is one heck of a popular one.
Here you go.
Ginormous Grain Free Plantain Cupcake
1 plantain (I like mine to be yellow with a few brown spots)
1/2 cup egg whites or 2 eggs
cinnamon or cake spice to taste
1/4 teaspoon butterscotch extract (or butter and nut extract)
Blend ingredients together.
Put in a small to medium baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 375 for about 30-40 minutes.
I found that parchment paper works best as a baking liner.
It pretty much goes well with any breakfast.
You know, just pour it in a roasted kabocha boat and bake it that way.
The add toppings.
And….. it can also be made green by blending up some spinach with it and the toppings can be added before baking if that’s how you like it.
The secret ingredients:
Penzeys Spices cake spice and butterscotch extract. (I’m sure other combinations of cinnamon/spices and extracts would work, but this combination is my favorite.)
My post on roasted plantains has the link to a great website with additional information on different ways you can use plantains at any stage of ripeness. For this particular cupcake recipe though I like the plantains to be yellow with a few brown spots.
Okay, so go find some plantains and make this, okay?
I think I might whip up a few to take with me on my trip.
Two VERY important things before I’m off to bed.
Did you watch The Biggest Loser?
We did. Kitty, STUFT Daddy and I.
I even wore my Team Bob tank from one of our last workout videos together.
Oh the good old days. Kidding.
(I have a much better picture of him on Instagram.)
This season seems like it’s going to be good though.
One complaint. The whole theme is about second chances and they said in the episode that rarely do people get second chances.
I don’t agree with that.
In certain things, sure, but in the big picture of life and having the opportunity to be a better you and make a healthy change, well, I think we get a bazillion chances. I know I’ve gotten just about that many and I’m definitely not done making mistakes.
My next two posts are GIVEAWAYS.
Yep. Two in a row.
I can’t wait!
Have a good one!