Friday, December 31, 2010

E: Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed QUICK Bread

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Any fun plans for tonight? Mandi & Bryan are coming over for some good eats and to hang. I am very excited!!

I am meeting up with my group fitness manager (GFM) and another group fitness instructor friend this morning for breakfast (to my favorite spot, of course). Since it was recently my head GFM’s birthday, I picked her up a very cool new southern- themed cutting board and made her up a baked good treat. I decided since I am sweet-ed out, that she probably is as well. So, I decided to make her a sunflower and pumpkin seed quick bread based on this recipe.

As Amanda describes in the recipe, the dough does look like oatmeal that needs a little milk added:

 IMG_1113

and the final product:

IMG_1118

The bread looks and smells fabulous! The only change I made to the original recipe was to use sunflower and pumpkin seeds (vs. just sunflower seeds).

Couple other fun items of note: 1. Checkout this adorable set of measuring spoons Josh’s Dad picked up for me in Disney:

IMG_1114

2. A big thank you to two friends who sent me fabulous packages recently!! First, my friend Kelley who sent me an adorable spatula, measuring spoons, a fun book & a soup mug:

  IMG_1116

And the thoughtful Janetha, who sent me this amazing looking lemon emulsion! I LOVE lemon flavored baked goods and can’t wait to use this. Thank you thank you!

 IMG_1117  

3. And, just in case you haven’t had enough, here is a Smile Box I made on our Disney trip. It contains three short videos that I took on my new Flip Cam (LOVE!). FYI: George is Josh’s amazing Grandfather who recently passed away- you will see his name mentioned in the video.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
Create your own slideshow - Powered by Smilebox
Free slideshow design made with Smilebox

See you in 2011 ;)

34 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

That lemon emulsion looks so good. Would love some of that!

Lauren said...

This looks amazing!!! You are the queen of breads and all things baked and wonderful.

Happy New Year hun!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Honestly you are the bread making queen! Have a happy new year!

xo

Faith said...

The bread looks fantastic and I love those adorable measuring spoons. Thanks for sharing your Smile Box with us!

Happy New Year's Eve to you too!

Lisa said...

That bread looks so awesome---I've been looking for a recipe for something like that! Can't wait to try it.

My mom has those measuring spoons too---so cute :)

Happy New Year!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Happy New Year! This bread looks so great!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I love all your baking that you do! I love to bake as well. I can't go a week without baking something to be honest. I need some of that lemon emulsion. I love anything lemon flavored!

Val said...

Erica, I hope you have an amazing New Year!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

awesome little gifts...enjoy them!

and i love the pics you put on your sidebar..so cute, and practical! I want to do something like that with my site :)

have an awesome 2011 erica!!!!
xoxo

fitchocoholic said...

That bread looks AMAZING!!!!!!!
Happy New Year's!

stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

those measuring spoons are adorable!!!! happy new year girl!

Julie said...

oooh i need to watch that video! haha i think i have to wait until i'm not in a room with a lot of people haha they would be like uuuh what are you watching julie..

LOVE those measuring spoons!

have fun tonight girl! i love that you mandi bryan and josh are having a little shibang! i'm coming :) what should i bring? haha happynew year!!!

BroccoliHut said...

I love any kind of bread with lots of seeds involved...so this recipe looks fantastic!

Campinggirl said...

The bread looks awesome and the measuring spoons are adorable!

Tricia said...

happy new year

Janetha said...

those measuring spoons look so cute! love them. that bread looks awesome. quick breads are the way to go. happy new year! <3 you

Heather said...

I'm bookmarking this bread recipe!
Hope you have a fantastic night!!

The Healthy Apple said...

This looks delicious...I love baking sunflower breads especially when there is the moist pumkin in there too! Happy New Year!

Katie said...

Happy New Year, Erica! Hope 2011 is a great one for you.

This bread looks so fabulous... I'm sure it's delicious as both a hearty sandwich base and a sweet nut butter vehicle!

That gingerbread spatula is too cute.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Yummy bread. Looks like a great time at Disney. Happy New Year!

Biz said...

Love all your loot! I am totally making that bread today - love everything about it.

Happy New Year!

Megan D said...

Yumm I always like quick bread! And I am in love with those gingerbread men spoons & spatula. Too cute!!

Julie said...

hahahaha your video is friggn awesome! hahaha that walk in closet is some serious carrie bradshaw right there. and can i tell you that the song you used is like my favorite xmas song. we're long lost friends.

the actor's diet said...

mickey hands measuring spoons?!?! awwww!
happy 2011!

teresa said...

cutest spoons ever! happy new year!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest video ever! I've never heard of SmileBox? Makes me want a Flip Cam. :-)

I love those measuring spoons! THings like that always make me smile.

Hope you had a wonderful New Year's, Erica!

We Are Not Martha said...

I love those tablespoons!! Your bread looks awesome, too :) Happy New Year!! Can't wait to see what 2011 brings :)

Sues

Maria said...

Happy New Year!

Have you tried Body Vive? They are starting that class at my gym. Interested in your thoughts:)

Pound said...

love the vid!!

wishing you all the best in 2011! it's gonna be a big one ;)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

The vid is great--you all look like such a fun bunch!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

The vid is great--you all look like such a fun bunch!

Kerstin said...

I'm so jealous of those measuring spoons - they're just adorable! Such a yummy bread too - Happy New Year!

Kat said...

I love quick breads. This looks delicious! I'm bookmarking it.

Krista said...

What a great little video!!! :) And I love all your kitchen gadgets, esp the Disney meauring spoons. The bread sounds fantastic, too....