Nanner Bread!

I saw Heather's post on Banana Bread and have been looking for something to do with some bananas I have had in the freezer for a while and one that was pretty ripe left on the counter.  I was pumped to check out this recipe and it did not disappoint!! I made it and about 30 min later between Bill and I, what is pictured below is all that is left.

Click above for Heather's original recipe - below are some of my changes.
  • 3 bananas (2 frozen and thawed - extra sweetness!)
  • 1/4 C almond (or any) milk
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 C ground oats (oat flour)
  • 1/2 C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 C Peanut Flour
  • 1  T. flax + 1 T. chia seeds + 1/4 C water  - let sit 5 min.
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 handful chocolate chips
  1. Combine the chia, flax, apple cider vinegar and 1/4 C water - let sit 5 min.
    Alternately use 1 egg.
  2. Mash the bananas.
  3. Add all the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Pour into a greased/cooking sprayed loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes.


Thank you for the feedback on the triathlon. I want to do one but maybe Philly isn't for me. I didn't mention that my sister is doing it and I really want to do a race with her. I keep dragging my feet on it.

In good news, I'm back in the pool. I took a good 3 weeks off where I just couldn't motivate.

In bad news, I did so many squats over the weekend that my knees are killing me and I'm not feeling the running. I made myself run this morning but I'm thinking maybe I'll take some time off. I don't want to burn out as I did after I had Nick. I have to get my goals together and some sort of schedule to reach them. The only thing is that there is a race in town this weekend and they have a diaper dash. I really want to get Nick to do it and I'll run the race after. Races motivate me - just not in shape to "race" them.  I'm not sure where I am headed. I want to be in shape to race the races but I can't get myself together to get back in top shape. Maybe wait till January 1 and get into business?  How many miles a week so that I maintain some running fitness? The problem is if I skip a day, I think about the weekly total and force myself to run... help!


  1. Oh it looks tasty! In unrelated matters...every time I see you pic at the top of your page, my eyes shift to the guy sitting on the stones and I wonder "how did he get up there?".

  2. Remember when I was I was injured after the ironman and couldn't run for a few months? I was biking and swimming and doing plenty of other stuff, but I was also resting far more than usual, and wondering how I would ever be able to get back to where I was.

    When I started running again that January, I was faster on my feet than I'd ever been before.

    Just one person's experience, but I think a break from running isn't the worst thing in the world

  3. That bread looks Yum-O! It seems as if your body is craving the rest...it has been through a lot in the past 2 years, 2 children, Boston, and a whole lot more. Maybe giving yourself a pass to do what you can until the New Year will help you to bank that motivation and you can start again strong. I know how you feel and mentally it is torture!! You will get there!!!

    On a side note....what a cute idea for a diaper dash! Em would probably run in the opposite direction!

  4. why don't you take the next few weeks to put together a schedule for the start of the new year. incorporate a lot of cross training so you don't feel so pressured to run just to get the mileage. while you don't need a strict schedule, i agree that they help keep me on track.

  5. Yayyy for the pool! I think some good cross training is exactly what you need. But to maintain some running fitness, I think you need to average about 20 miles a week.
    Work on a good plan so you can kick off January 1st, I'm sure that will be some good motivation for you!
    Good luck with your decision this weekend!

  6. i still say do a danskin triathlon as your first! i think you can do a pretty minimal amount of running per week and keep fit enough to get it back quickly when you want to. i took the whole year and that was too much (not that i could help it) since now 10 minute mile are still hard! but i am doing a "race" next weekend, it is totally motivating!