Banana Orange Bread
Happy Monday my friends. I know those two words don’t really go together, but we are focusing on the positive this month.
3 good things this week has to offer:
1. Monday is already over
2. It’s a short week (I’ve got Friday off- woohoo!)
3. I’m running the San Antonio half marathon at the end of the week
Here’s a great quote I heard at yoga yesterday to start your week off with:
I hope you had a nice weekend. I had a great 16 mile long run with Rachael. It’s so nice to have someone to do a long run with; the time just flies by and before you know it the long run is over. Hopefully we can do one of those brutal 20 mile runs together .
On Saturday I was in the mood to bake and considering we were pretty low on groceries it took some thought. I had some left over orange juice from my homemade sports drink and some pretty sad looking black bananas.
Fit Chick Britt Eat Well Tip: Near-black bananas are one of the best baking mediums. Ripe bananas become sweeter over time and can be used as a sweetener in recipes. I even find I can reduce the amount of sugar in a recipe when I’m using ripe bananas.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 3 very ripe mashed bananas
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- orange zest from 1/2 orange
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all ingredients starting with the wet. Top mixture with orange zest. Bake in greased loaf pan (mine is 8 1/2 in. x 4 in. X 2 in.) for 50 minutes. Enjoy!
As an afterthought, I thought the glaze from this bread would make a perfect topping for the banana orange bread.
Yesterday I got my haircut and so I don’t get reprimanded here is a picture of the new do.
I went from this…
I love it! Not a huge change, but I needed some shape and color. It had been over a year since I last colored my hair. I had myself convinced I was going to grow my natural color out, but I couldn’t stand it anymore. I mean who wants “dirty dishwater blonde” hair?
I actually haaaate getting my hair done because it takes too long. I was there for 5 hours! I’m never putting off doing my hair that long again.
Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday.
Anyone else running any races this weekend?