Rebel Banana Bread
I have basically come to the conclusion that I am too much of a rebel for group fitness. Have you heard of Gretchen Rubin? She basically has established this wicked framework of how we respond to expectations. There are four types of people, rebels who hate inner and outer expectations, questioners who question everything and only meet expectations they have decided pass the test, upholders respond to and meet all types of expectations, and obligers meet outer expectations and struggle with meeting their own inner ones. If you want to take the quiz and learn more check it out here.
I am a rebel, which means I hate to be told what to do. So I am not really sure why I ever thought I would like group fitness, it seems to be a bad match with my personality. For years I worked out a home, then I decided I wanted more and joined Crossfit. I did that for two years until I basically got tired of doing what other people told me to do. Oh and I hurt myself. Then I did hot yoga classes, I have been doing this for about 3 months and am getting grumpy again. I don't want to do what the instructors say. Then I have tried out Greco a couple times, which is even worse, not only do they tell you what to do, but they blow a friggen whistle in your face. No. Just no. I have finally conceited and now have a membership at an Anytime Fitness where I can literally do whatever I want. It's not perfect, I want a normal squat rack, not the weird ones they have, and they only have one rower, so I have to share. My dream is to have a garage gym one day. Who wants to leave the house? Honestly. But again that is just my rebel speaking. I don't need others to motivate me to workout, I will do what I want to do when I want to do it. We will see how this next adventure goes!
Another thing I like to do is bake when I am supposed to be lesson planning. Because of course I have to rebel against even the necessities. Don't worry I always all get it done, because the consequences of not being ready for a class are not good!! But there is just something about baking on a cold, gray Sunday. It is pretty much the best thing ever. The house smells of happy childhood memories and its all warm and cozy. This time I decided to tackle and all time fav - Banana Bread.
Another thing about being a rebel is I literally HATE to follow recipes, and I love to break all the rules, like baking with melted butter, or not separately mixing together the wet and dry, Hardcore huh.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 3 large eggs
- 4 tblsp coconut oil plus 1 tsp for greasing
- 2 tblsp nut butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/8 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (ACV)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp of salt, nutmeg and ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup each of chocolate chunks and pecans (I used 100p dark chocolate, but you can use something lighter, or chocolate chips. The nuts are also completely optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Grease a loaf pan liberally with coconut oil
- Mash the 3 bananas into a big mixing bowl
- Add the eggs and mix well
- Dump in the rest of the wet ingredients...actually
- Mix well until everything is thoroughly combined
- Add the baking soda and spices and mix again
- Add both flour and mix until combined
- Lastly add the chocolate and pecans and mix gently
- Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 30-40 mins (until the middle is set)
- Slather in butter or peanut butter or ghee and enjoy :)