Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WIAW #12 *and* Make It: Strawberry Banana Bread

Woah, so the new Blogger setup is apparently here. I knew it was coming but was still rather surprised when I logged in to type this up! It seems as though every social media outlet I use has changed somewhat. Guess they just wanna keep us on our toes. ;)

Anyway, I just realized that I have yet to chronicle this month's Fried-Day! So, keep your eyes peeled for this Friday's newest deep fried treat. Might I suggest Oreos, bacon, or PB&J fried dough to heat up those fryers??

On to healthier side of things, we have come to another What I Ate Wednesday. I have been having such a blast browsing everyone's blogs each Wednesday and scoping our your eats. There are so many great ideas out there that I've filed away for future meals. My kitchen - and tummy - thank you all! But especially Jenn who organizes this each week. :)




Breakfast: Scrambled egg whites w/ tomato & feta; whole wheat bagel thin with PB

Can you believe it?! I finally strayed from my favorite bowl of oatmeal. Betcha didn't see that one coming. :P It was a nice change of pace, but I can't lie - I sorta did miss my oats lol! Good thing my pal peanut butter was there to help me through it.



Snack: Kashi Banana Chocolate Chip bar

On my way out the door, I decided I needed a quick snack and this fit the bill. They are pretty tasty little bars. Although yesterday I read about Kashi using GMO soy in their products and now I'm a bit skeeved out...

Lunch: Half a whole wheat wrap w/ chicken, hummus, lettuce, & tomato (from a local pizza place)

I completely forgot the photograph this! I flew home from Crossfit staaaarving and it was gone before I knew it. Ah well - it was leftover from a day before so it wasn't that pretty looking anyway. ;)


Dinner: Creamy Vegetable Soup topped w/ cheddar; another bagel thin, topped w/ slices of cheese & tomato

So the soup. Yes, it doesn't look overly appetizing but looks are deceiving - it was great! It is a recipe from 400 Calorie Fix and it is chock full of delicious veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, onion, as well as some cannellini beans. Once everything softened up in some veggie broth, I took a stick blender to it and smoothed it out. The beans and vegs gave it a perfect creamy texture, without any added milk, cream, etc. Yum!


Dessert: A slice of Strawberry Banana Bread

This was SO good! Certainly not a light recipe but worth the splurge. I definitely think that the sugar could be reduced, especially since strawbs are pretty sweet on their own. The recipe was one that I'd found floating around on Pinterest (click to follow me, if you'd like!).

Strawberry Banana Bread
from: Pass the Plate's blog
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup strawberries, diced
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan. 
2. In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add butter and sugar; mix well. Add yogurt, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to wet; mix until just combined.
4. Fold in sliced strawberries.
5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 55-60 minutes. Cool in pan, on a rack. EAT!


Well, that just about does it for me. If you try the bread, let me know how it went! Happy Wednesday! :D

18 comments:

  1. I didn't have oats yesterday and really missed them, too! The strawberry bread looks awesome, thanks for sharing!

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    1. They are truly such a great breakfast - so many ways to jazz em up! And thank you for swinging through :)

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  2. Yum. That loaf looks easy and sounds good. I try to bake on weekends with my son so I'll try it out on Saturday.

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  3. The bread looks delish! and u know I love my eggwhites lol!

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  4. Love your blog! I look forward to reading more, I love restaurant reviews/ meal ideas from people around the globe! All of your meals look great! And that bread looks awesome, strawberries definitely make banana bread even more moist!

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    1. Wow thank you so much, Cara! You just made my day :)

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  5. Oh the strawberry banana bread looks amazing. As does the egg white breakfast - I'm so terrible I never stray from my oats! haha

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    1. Thank you! And me too - it was a nice change eating something other than eggs but I HAD to have my oatmeal again this morning lol

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  6. I clicked over to your 'favorite bowl of oatmeal.' I see why it's your favorite...it looks so perfect! I have yet to try cookie butter, but I feel like EVERYONE has been talking about it lately! I'm going to have to find some!

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    1. Thanks Kylie! I totally recommend it - I grab mine at Trader Joe's but the Biscoff brand seems to have finally made it to all my usual grocery stores. Hope that you find it and give it a whirl :)

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  7. I love the idea for that banana bread! I have made several versions of this bread, but never with strawberries... that needs to happen :)

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    1. The strawberries helped make it super moist and the flavor combo was phenomenal! Definitely throw some strawbs in your next batch of bread :)

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  8. your breakfast has me pretty excited. aren't bael thins the best? especially when spread with nut butter.

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    1. Thank you! They are a pretty dece substitute for those days where I'm trying to be healthier. Anything is better with nut butters! Lol that sounds so wrong ;)

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  9. I am making that Strawberry banana bread! yum!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Let me know :)

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