It’s been a very long winter of paying 4-5 dollars for berries, or heck- not having fresh berries at all…not any more! Summertime is here and so are cheap berry prices. I am curious to see- if you live in the south where vegetation is lush all year round- do your produce prices ever ever get more expensive in the winter?
Today’s recipe is a delicious, flavorful, dense breakfast bread.
I grew up eating the BEST banana bread in town, thanks to my mom. So this was inspired by her
I used half and half whole wheat/all-purpose flour, so unfortunately for you gluten free eaters out there…this is gluten filled….but filled with good-for you ingredients!
1 medium size banana, mashed
1 tablespoon coconut oil, softened
1 egg, large
1 and 1/4 cup milk (I used unsweetend Silk Almond Milk)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 cup diced strawberries
coconut nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a bread pan with nonstick cooking spray (I used coconut nonstick from Trader Joe’s).
In a large bowl, mash banana with a fork until soupy. Then, add the egg, and coconut oil. Mix.
Add in whole wheat flour and baking powder and mix. Then add milk and mix again.
Add rest of ingredients and mix.
Bake bread for 50-65 minutes. You’ll want to do the toothpick test to see if the center is cooked.
Guess what I like to put on top of my Strawberry Banana Bread?
Good ol’ peanut butter! Goes good on everything, I tell yah
I’ve also been adding fresh strawberries, too.
So- I originally thought it would only take 45ish minutes for the bread to cook and I took it out of the oven (it looked completely cooked from the outside). I did the toothpick test and it came out fine…Well- I went to cut into it after I let it cool and it definitely needed a few more minutes. When I say a few, I mean 20. I think the strawberry really moisten things up, so it needs some extra oven time!
Yay for 3 day weekends! I don’t have any mega plans today (other than trying to clean up coffee grounds that are now dug into my carpet because I dropped them on the way to the garbage can). I lifted upper body yesterday and I am feeling it in my shoulders, so I’ll probably just go for a light run today. Tonight, we are going to Linley’s Birthday Party. Happy Birthday Lin. Also- Happy Birthday to my Daddy (I wish I could spend the day with you!!).
Last but not least, if you live in the Twin Cities and stayed home for Memorial Day Weekend…I am subbing a 6:45 PM Yoga Sculpt at Corepower Edina tomorrow. JOIN ME- I promise we will have fun. I have a special tabata treat for you
So tell me- how are the berry prices by you year round? Do they go up in the winter and down during summer, or are you a lucky duck and have cheap berries all the time?!