Hello! Hope you had a great weekend.
Um, totally random, but this has been on my mind all week……..
I just have to say thank you for being here, for reading and putting up with the STUFT crazies. I’ve been trying to get back to your comments, especially the ones from the race last weekend, but it’s hard. I read every single one, but getting back in a timely fashion is just not my thing.
So, I just really want to thank you for the all the congrats from the race and for the comments that are left here everyday. It really is a blessing for me to hear about YOU. I mean, you hear enough of my nonsense, yes?
Speaking of races, in just 5 days I’ll be doing the STUFT 60 Challenge treadmill thing. I’m trying to not think about it at the moment so I’m not nervous or anything, but I got my cool shirt in the mail over the weekend.
Cool, huh? Runners who signed up for the virtual race with me will be getting these too. And, really, I had to laugh that Chick-fil-A is a sponsor when I got the shirt. It’s a sign. I still need to get there to try it out after the long line last week. Ha ha.
I updated the page with a few more virtual runners who will be doing their thing with me Friday. Yay!
And while we’re talking races, just thought I’d add another one to the schedule.
Oh yes, I’m running the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon and ½ Marathon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® June 1, 2014.
I think you should run it too if you’re local. He he.
Here’s a discount code so we can “rock” together.
*Code valid for $10 off the Full or ½ Marathon until May 25, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Register here. (Prices go up this Friday. Just noticed that.)
Today was a rest day and let me just say, rest days are NOT overrated. Sure, yeah, I have to talk myself into really doing it, but heck once you get the hang of it, it’s fabulous.
We did some baking of course (in our pajamas). That’s what we do on rest days. We were out of eggs and needed exactly two for our bread baking.
Luckily a couple chickens pulled through for us.
It was our duty to put those eggs to good use.
I was planning on making gluten free STUFT green banana bread, but I was out of a few things like spinach and brown rice flour. Then my back up plan was to make STUFT CHO muffins. Well, we didn’t have kale or whole wheat flour either.
I subbed in some broccoli slaw, all purpose flour and oats and what do you know, we had ourselves some pretty darn tasty banana bread.
We also felt the need to put the frother to good use and make sure it could really whip up some good foam to go with our bread. I went with a new unsweetened mocha
while the boys just had foamed milk.
Everything is better with a little foam and a straw, right?
Before I share the bread recipe I should tell you that we did get out of our pajamas today and I did leave the house.
I had to deposit some money, but made a quick little stop.
I’ve only done this once before back in October, but it was time to try it again. Nancy does good work.
Okay, so I was going to give you the pasta dish recipes from last night, but I changed my mind. I do that.
This bread earlier today was such a hit I’m giving you that recipe instead.
Here you go. Yet another people pleasing banana bread recipe. You know, just adding to the list.
Disclaimer- I usually shy away from using all purpose flour in my bread and muffin baking, I’m not a fan of white flours, but that’s all we had on hand. Next time I make this I’m going to use whole wheat flour to see if it still has the same measurements.
Slaw ’n’ Oat STUFT Banana Bread
makes one loaf
3/4-1 cup broccoli slaw
3/4 cup sugar (feel free to omit or cut the sugar in 1/2 if you don’t want them that sweet)
1/3 cup coconut oil (maybe just a bit more)
1/2 cup flavored Greek yogurt
1/4 cup lowfat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole grain oats
4 ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
Blend together broccoli slaw and eggs. (I use the NutriBullet.)
Transfer into large bowl or KitchenAid Stand Mixer and add all other ingredients except bananas.
Mix until all ingredients are combined.
Add in bananas and mix just until everything is blended together.
Pour into loaf pan.
Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes until middle is set.
Cool on wire rack.
You won’t be disappointed.
I wonder how long it’s going to last in our house.
And, I’m off to bed. I’ve got an early date with the treadmill and my workout is already written down in my notebook from yesterday. Woot.
And yes, I figured that since we have one more day of leftovers from the pasta dish last night, that gives me one extra day to get the recipe on the blog. Good logic, right?
Have a good one!
What was the best part of your weekend?
Does anyone else think frothed milk is so much better for some reason?
What’s your favorite bread to bake?