Last week when I posted about the Chocolate Fudge Protein Muffin it appeared from your comments that I am not alone in enjoying single serving treats! I love them because they are made from healthy ingredients, only take a few minutes to make and contain just enough sweetness to satisfy me with out sending me on a sugar high.
Helen left me a message about Lori’s @ Finding Radiance, Banana Bread Pudding recipe - which I had actually made before starting the 17 Day Diet Food Plan but I ate it with out taking a photo so I couldn’t blog about it! I made two of them yesterday morning one for me and one for Katy. I love it best hot out of the oven. The first time I made this I microwaved it. This time I made it in the oven. Lori said it is better baked in the oven and I agree but if short on time I would make it in the microwave again. It’s sweet and well, kind of like a bread pudding, warm, soft and moist just like a comfort food should be. I also sprinkled mine with a teaspoon of chopped walnuts! Delicious! This works well for me as breakfast on my higher carb days. Very filling.
Breakfast Banana Bread Pudding
- 6 tablespoons All Whites — or 2 egg whites – or 2 TBLS ground flax seeds mixed with 6 TBLS water
- 1 small 6 inch ripe banana -the more ripe – the sweeter it will be- the bigger the banana the more calories it is
- 2 tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill Organic coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- freshly grated nutmeg –optional– but oh so good
- sweetener of choice –optional — I like NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia Drops
- 1 teaspoon chopped walnuts if desired
- a little bit of vanilla extract if you don’t use NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia Drops
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mash the banana until it is liquidy. The riper the banana the better.
2. Then add the egg whites, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, coconut flour, sweetener or vanilla extract if desired.
3. Mix well to combine.
4. Pour into a small baking dish (like a single serving casserole) sprayed with non stick spray, sprinkle with chopped nuts if using and dust with a little more cinnamon, bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Now if you are short on time you can microwave this for a couple minutes.
My Nutritional Information is based on the brands of ingredients I used and it does differ slightly from Lori’s.
Amount Per Serving without walnuts
Calories 202.11, Calories From Fat 21.49, Total Fat 2.34g, Saturated Fat 2.12g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 302.98mg, Potassium 514.61mg, Total Carbohydrates 31.91g, Fiber 7.97g, Sugar 13.37g, Protein 13.13g WWPP 5
Amount Per Servings including 1 teaspoon chopped walnuts.
Calories 218.45, Calories From Fat 35.12,Total Fat 3.97g, Saturated Fat 2.27g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 303.02mg, Potassium 525.63mg, Total Carbohydrates 32.25g, Fiber 8.14g, Sugar 13.43g, Protein 13.51g WWPP 5
Recipe Adapted From; Lori@Finding Raidiance
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments and well wishes for Katy and Esau! Your kind words and thoughts were heart warming. We feel the love!
Yesterday I spent a little time checking out the links you all gave us to wedding blogs and websites. I’m on information overload! It will take me a week or two to get organized and figure out a plan of action. Katy is knee deep in her student teaching right now so I need to get the ball rolling. I think a stop off at the book store for a wedding planning book will be a good start.
Hubby and I did manage to get out for a hike over the weekend. This was an adventure as half way through the hike the sky opened up and started to rain which quickly turned into hail! We were prepared this time with rain ponchos which helped keep us mostly dry.
I had never heard the sound of hail hitting my hat before since hail is a pretty rare event where we live. When we encountered a creek crossing where the water was over the top of the boulders that are used for crossing, we had to turn back. It was pouring rain at that time so I didn’t want to try and get my camera out for a photo – of course now that I am sitting in a warm dry house I wish I had that photo!
We hiked around 6.42 miles and it took us 3 hours and 48 minutes. This shorter hike was easy, it’s amazing how quickly the body adapts and gets stronger. We had fun Saturday and then had to spend Sunday doing tax prep! We are still up to our necks in paperwork!
The 17 Day Diet is going well – I wish it wasn’t called a “diet” because it really is a lifestyle and a way to eat. I love the carb cycling! I am also reading another book about carb cycling that I actually bought before I chose to go with the 17DD. It offers more information about carb cycling and why it works. I will try to share more about that in another post.
I have to get my weight resistance work out done and walk 3 miles outside since the sun has decided to shine! I try to do something healthy for my body everyday! My weekly goal is to walk at least 18 miles. Recently I have added the weekly goal of two resistance training work outs. So far so good!
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