It's no secret around here that I'm leaving for college in.... 5... days... FIVE! Seeing as I've never moved out of this house, it's a pretty big deal to me. I could be incredibly more excited, but it's coming up whether I want to leave the Bay or not. I've had to say goodbye to many co-workers, and it just doesn't get any easier. Friday is my last bay-area climb, and will for sure come with many a tears. I've grown to love the Touchstone gyms that I've worked at, not only just for it's amazing atmosphere, but for the many bonds and friendships I've made in the past 9 months. Really a beautiful thing to leave- but we all have to leave at some point.
To cheer myself up, and keep myself busy I made some banana bread from scratch. I was planning on making zucchini bread, but those went bad in the past few days. I made this recipe up from scratch, so hope you enjoy!
-3 ripe bananas
-1/2 cup applesauce
-1/4 cup maple syrup
-1/4 tsp cloves
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp nutmeg
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
-1/2 cup oat bran
-1/2 cup chocolate chips
-preheat oven to 350 F
-spray loaf pan and set aside
-mash bananas and place in big bowl
-mix in applesauce, maple syrup, and all spices
-mix in baking powder, flour, and oat bran
-fold in chocolate chips
-pour into loaf pan
-bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown on top
This bread was pretty good, just a little to sweet for me. I think I'd reduce the amount of maple syrup, depending how ripe your bananas are. Also feel free to add walnuts!
I don't think I'll be baking anything else, since I ran out of whole wheat pastry flour today.. That's ok since I'll be so busy packing, saying goodbye, and crying that I won't have time to bake anything else. Tomorrow I'm going to San Francisco to say goodbye to my co-camp director. She's going to USF as a freshman, so we're the same age. I think we're getting delicious vegan food- so I'm excited!