Today is officially my last day of summer, who’s with me?! School will probably take its toll on blogging, but I still hope to post on most days. Let’s face it-the support and encouragement from the bloggy world is unreal !
A failed goal for the summer was baking more. As a last hoorah I whipped up quite the masterpiece mixing summer and fall, banana and pumpkin.
Pumpkin Banana Bread
1 egg, beaten
1 cup whole wheat flour + 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1/2 cup mashed banana
1/4 cup pumpkin
<1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch tube pan (or whatever size pan you’re cooking in). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In medium bowl, stir flour , cinnamon, baking soda, salt. In a small bowl, mash banana with a fork.
In large bowl, stir sugar, banana, egg, vanilla, and pumpkin. Add dry ingredients to the wet. Use an electric beater for thorough mixing, although I just beat it by hand and it turned out fine.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
Don’t let it cool…eat it when it’s warm and mushy!
Fact: I can’t eat the edges on baked bread.
Cucumbers and pancakes is not the best combo.
Fact: I have to have something green at every meal, except breakfast. [Still cannot fathom sucking down spinach in smoothie form.]
This is one serving, yet there is another huge pancake underneath the one pictured. This is a protein pancake no less. Due to the lack of eggs and oats in my house, I had to be creative.
Chocolate Protein Pancake
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1/4 cup milk
4 T flour (I used whole wheat)
3/4 tsp baking powder
dash of sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add wet ingredients one at a time. Grease a skillet and flip yo pancakes.
Just don’t add cucumbers as your side.
Today should be required by law to be a day of relaxation, yet I’ll be running around like a maniac trying to get school supplies, finalize my schedule, and try to unnerve. Enjoy your weekend & if you’re in the path of Irene, STAY SAFE!
Do you still get nervous about the first day of school? Slightly yes, more excited than nervous though!
Favorite breakfast for lunch food? Pancakes all day everyday.