|crappy picture... what I get for using my cell phone while baking|
So while it's not a cupcake, here is a recipe that may help you all that want to help yourselves this year. One of my favorite foods are bananas. I buy them EVERY time I go to the grocery store and I have myself convinced that the only way for me to have a successful workout is if I've eaten a banana that day. But I almost always put the bananas in the fruit bowl and forget them on the way to work. So by the end of the week I have a bunch of rotten bananas and a bunch of crappy workouts. So while I was home over winter break with time to spare, I decided to try to find a way to use those rotten bananas without making my waistline rotten as well. And that's when I discovered Weight Watchers Banana Oatmeal Bread.
|At her 60th Birthday party|
|2 years, 90 lbs later.... and one of the only time's you'll see me in Redskins gear!|
It was a REALLY easy recipe. And it was so tasty! If you notice in the picture above, I made a point of cutting it into pre-portioned slices so that I could really keep track of how much was being eaten. Otherwise i find myself taking "a little sliver" here and there and I end up with nothing left! Ha!
And whats great about this recipe is that it TOTALLY could be transformed into cupcakes.....I just didn't even think about it until writing this post! It was a quick and easy bake and took care of some leftovers and AND was healthy..... if that's not a perfect way to start the new year, I don't know what else is!
RecipeBanana Oatmeal Bread
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cups unpacked brown sugar
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp canola oil
1 large egg, beaten
2 egg whites, beaten
3 large bananas, ripe1 cup old fashioned (not quick!) oats
|Recipe Adapted from Weightwatchers.com|