Busy busy busy!
The weekend flew by yet again! They always do, don’t they?
I think I spent about 5 hours shopping yesterday. Between searching for gifts for my girlfriends, looking for bachelorette party outfits, and trying to find my rehearsal dinner dress, I was completely worn out! Nordstrom’s was having its fall sale which always proves to be huge trouble for me. And while everything I did buy was on sale, I found myself experiencing a huge case of buyer’s remorse last night.
Having a conscience and sense of budget sucks.
So after making quite a few purchases yesterday, I set out on the internet to find the same or similar items for cheaper. And with the help of Ebates (my favorite shopping tool), I managed to make myself feel a whole lot better about my purchases. Of course Dillards and Nordstroms will not be pleased with me when they see the quantity of returns I have.
What also made me feel a whole lot better was the blueberry banana oatmeal bread I made.
Oatmeal, whole wheat flour, fresh blueberries, and bananas.
Absolutely nothing to feel guilty about there.
Oh, I should also mention there was no oil or butter in this bread either, just applesauce. And it was perfect!
I lathered this bread up with some peanut butter and a touch of honey before my long run on Saturday morning. Of course you could enjoy it plain, or maybe with a small smear of butter too. Either way, it is fantastic.
Chopped pecans add just the right amount of crunch to this loaf. Walnuts would have been divine, but sadly I used all of my walnuts in a salad last week.
Oatmeal was all over my house this weekend. I also made another batch of my favorite knock-off Potbelly oatmeal chocolate chip cookies this weekend. They were gobbled up at a party we had on Saturday night though, so I may have to make another batch. The recipe isn’t quite the same as Potbellys, but it is definitely close. And so delicious.
Hope your Monday is flying by!
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 heaping tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 large bananas, mashed
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl, stir together oats, both flours, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and applesauce. Stir in mashed bananas.
- Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir together. Carefully mix in blueberries and pecans.
- Pour batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.