First up, I made a Coconut Banana Bread from Baking Bites. It turned out really well!
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed banana (2 med-large)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup shredded coconut
Preheat oven 350F and lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until well combined, then whisk in the mashed banana, coconut milk, butter and vanilla extract. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir until just combined, making sure no streaks of flour remain. Stir in shredded coconut and pour batter out into prepared baking pan.Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with only a few moist crumbs attached.
Turn loaf out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
I actually ended up making two loaves of this bread since I had extra ingredients. Next I made four dozen of my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Last night I also made two batches of Suite Apple Pie's Granola with added craisins.
This afternoon I also made pumpkin bread....but it was from a William's Sonoma mix (I cheated ;) ).
Here are the three loaves together...
Someone took a slice out of that last one....I wonder who that was ;)
After all my baking was complete, I ran out to the gym and taught Body Step. Josh made dinner tonight (thank you Joshers!!). He made his turkey stir fry with Asian veggies, pine nuts, and stir fry sauce. It was very yummy. Are you ready for all the holiday craziness?
Note: I may take a few days off from blogging...or maybe not ...I haven't decided yet :) If I do, enjoy the holidays!