Go Bananas


Today was just on of those days where I really wanted to bake, but had NOTHING in my house! Nothing was going to stop me and I haven’t created a new recipe in what seems like forever, and was dying to get something new to you guys! So I rounded up what I could find and made a Banana Oatmeal loaf. I don’t know why, but I usually end up using my batter as muffins instead of a loaf, so today I wanted to be kind of crazy and switch it up. But if you would like to use this batter for muffins instead, have a party (it’s a free country ;)). This recipe is great as a snack or even can be used as breakfast is you are pressed for time in the a.m.

Banana Oatmeal Loaf (Muffins) with Granola Topping

2 ripe bananas

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1 cup oat flour (I used rolled oats ground up in my blender)

1 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

2 scoops vanilla protein (you can omit, but add 1/4 cup honey)

2 tsp cinnamon

3 packets of stevia

1 tsp baking soda

Granola Topping (who doesn’t love granola?)

1 tbsp melted coconut oil (can be found at local grocery or health food store)

1 tbsp melted almond/peanut butter

1 tbsp chia seeds

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup rolled oats

3 packets stevia

*I don’t make my baking overly sweet, so if you enjoy a sweetner taste, I would recommend adding some honey or more stevia to this recipe.

DIRECTIONS (Who really needs em’? You could be like me and mix them all together at once, sometimes diasterous, but it all looks the same in the end doesn’t it? ;))

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES

1. For the banana bread batter, combine wet ingredients into a bowl and stir until well combined.

2. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until well combined.

3. Pour dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and stir until well combined.

4. Place batter into a loaf pan OR muffin tin

5. For the granola topping, combine all ingredients and place on top of banana bread batter in loaf pan.

6. Bake for 45-50 minutes. I like mine with a chewier texture, so I usually only bake for 45 minutes.

And most of all, ENJOY!

Today was Day 43 on the Livefit Trainer. You can see my husband in the back waiting for me to be done my workout, I am kind of pokey, but that’s the story of my life ;).

My post-workout meal today was my protein pancake, which is by far my favorite meal of the day! It’s simple and quick!

Protein Pancake

1/2 cup rolled oats

4 egg whites

1 egg

2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce

boatload of cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup blueberries

1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT the blueberries into a blender and blend until well combined.

2. Pour mixture into a pan and cook like a regular pancake.

3. I always heat up my blueberries and smush them on top of my pancake to make a sort of jam and add some more cinnamon.

What is your favorite post-workout meal? I would love to hear your ideas, and be sure to include a photo so I can share your ideas on here!

If there is something you would like to see me post about, please email me at tif_walker@hotmail.com or Facebook me ;).

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