Productive weekends are the best! Knowing everything I wanted to accomplish this weekend (okay fine, except laundry) is done really relieves some stress. If only every weekend was that way :)
Part of my productive weekend was trying some new recipes, and out of the 3 I attempted, 2 were successful. Pretty good! I was trying to make a homemade granola bar and well, let's just say it didn't even make it into the oven. I'll have to give that one another try...
I was inspired by my fall decorations and was in the mood for pumpkin bread, aaand I had a banana that was on it's last leg. I combined both of those and came up with this gem.
1 cup oat flour
1/3 cup oats
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/8 cup Truvia for baking (this actually has real sugar in it... didn't know that when I bought it. It's not much, and it was expensive so it's not going to waste!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ripe banana
3/4 cup pumpkin (no sugar added)
1 whole egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place all ingredients in mixer and mix well.
3. Place batter in prepared loaf pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. I sprinkled some carob chips on top, just because.
This is going to be awesome and easy to eat for breakfast before the gym and will also satisfy any sweet tooth!