a recipe, and a workout buddy, what more could I ask for

Workouts

Friday- 3 miles + arm definer workout

Yesterday morning as I got ready to workout while J took his nap, I had company! I love having a workout buddy, especially when it’s my husband. He ran while I did my arm workout. =)

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Later on, we had C, J’s cousin, over to entertain us with his mad b-ball skills. Seriously, watch out, he’s gonna be the next big thing.

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Today I decided I needed to make banana bread or waste money by throwing away brown bananas. I opted for a more delicious choice.

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J approves

Here’s the recipe I got from my talented cousin Marissa:

Oven 350*

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. Baking soda
1/4 tsp. Ground cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil

1. Grease the bottom and 1/2 in up the sides of a bread pan or line a muffin tin, set aside. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp of salt. Make a well in the center, set aside.

2. In another bowl combine egg, bananas, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture to dry mixture all at once. Stir just till moistened.

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the ‘well’ with the added wet ingredients

3. Spoon batter into prepared pan (or muffin cups for about 15-20 min). Bake in 350* oven for 50-55 min or until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 min. Wrap in foil. Makes 1 loaf.

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I love how simple it is and no electric mixer involved. You could easily healthify the recipe a bit more with wheat flour, apple sauce instead of oil, etc etc. I on the other hand, did not. In fact, I added extra cinnamon and chocolate chips=) Since it has bananas in it, it still counts as a fruit serving right? right.

Alright I’m off to run a longish run for me, 6 miles. Have a great weekend!

 

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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4 Responses to a recipe, and a workout buddy, what more could I ask for

  1. Shaylin Brunson says:

    Oh my gosh!! His hair is getting so long!

  2. Sherilyn says:

    Mmmm love banana bread!! J is so cute.

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