~~~~~~Randy Pausch~~~~~~

The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

Consistent practice equals consistent progress.


Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start.


Monday, April 7, 2008

Banana Split Bread

I made Banana Split Bread for the boys birthday and it was awesome. However, it was not entirely healthy. So here is my attempt to make it something that can be served for breakfast!

Wet Ingredients:
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup pineapple juice (from drained tidbits)

2 ripe bananas mashed

Dry Ingredients:
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Mix Ins:
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans but anything will work)
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
8 oz canned pineapple tidbits, in juice, drained

Combine wet ingredients in the mixer. When well combined add the mashed banana until combined.

Sift the dry ingredients together and slowly add to the wet ingredients int he mixer. Mix until just combined.

Fold in the mix ins and bake at 325 for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. I used a 9X9 stoneware pan. You could use a standard loaf pan but you will probably have to increase the cooking time.

Next time around I will use crushed pineapple. I prefer the big bits of pineapple but hubby does not. I also think a few other flavorings are in order, like cinnamon and nutmeg.

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