Monday, June 7, 2010
Early mornings waking up to fresh cut strawberries topped with organic yogurt and blueberry flax granola.....
I LOVE SUMMER . That is, i love summer as long as my AC is able to keep my apartment at 80F or lower. Alas, it cannot, as soon as we turn of the AC, its up to 86 degrees again.
Nevertheless, I crave fruit and yogurt all day, and cooking is not as enticing, particularly since the oven/stove functions as a heater. Time for some creativity. What meals to you begin to make in the heat of the summer?
On another note, I whipped up a batch of guilt free whole wheat banana oat bran bread:
Whole Wheat Banana Oat Bread
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c oat bran
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 tbsp heavy cream
1 tbsp honey
2 eggs, 1 egg white
2 ripe bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 350F
In a small bowl, combine the flour, oatbran, baking soda, baking power and spices. In a larger bowl, combine the eggs, banana, sugar, honey and cream ( you can substitute the cream with 1/4 cup of either plain nonfat yogurt or 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce -- i didnt have either).
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Once combined, STOP -- do not overmix.
Pour into pregreased loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.