hey ya! how's your summer so far?? been on vacation? going? where? do tell! the kiddos and i have been hanging around the city, staying up waaaaay past our bedtime, and doing fun stuff at home, including baking up some yummy, healthy, goodies.Read More
can we talk about that aggressive, dramatic, after-school hunger?! oh my word. if my 1st grader doesn’t eat a healthy snack (or just some preferably healthy food, period) before trying to do his homework or just function normally, omg. train. wreck.Read More
well. heeeey fit friends! i took a teeny, tiny break and recharged my blogging batteries and to put max effort into something i’m ridiculously crazy excited about. 6 days from now a dream that dropped into my spirit back in 2012 will become a reality. like, in real life!!! God continues to blown my entire mind throughout this process. i’m celebrating early with this here dairy-free, flour-free, low-sugar cake healthy vanilla banana bundt cake!
like you ever need a reason to eat cake tho.
i can say with full confidence that we (mostly me lol) are transitioning into a completely dairy-free household and it has never been easier these days. sooooo many options and alternatives out there now vs when i was growing up. heck, even just a few short years ago. that said, let’s talk about this super easy, non-dairy, 2 ingredient vanilla pb icing first
i took some So Delicious Coco Whip (i suggest using the regular version and not the light…it’s way too airy and doesn’t set as well)
and mixed it with this Peanut Butter & Co Vanilla powdered pb I walked up on randomly and couldn’t leave the grocery store without.
i combined a tub of the Coco Whip with about 2 heaping tbps of the powdered pb.
add more or less depending on your taste buds! i didn’t want the pb flavor to overpower the cake, so that amount was perfect. set it in the fridge and get crackin’ on the cake.
Vanilla Banana Bundt Cake
a dairy-free, flour-free, low-sugar healthy treat for my peanut butter & banana lovers!
Servings 12 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 30
- 1 3/4 cup oat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup ripe, mashed bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup dairy-free vanilla coffee creamer
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup agave nectar
preheat oven to 325 degrees
combine oats, soda, powder, cinnamon, & salt well. (if you are making your own oat flour, add everything to your blender and blend until combined). dump into a large mixing bowl.
in a medium mixing bowl, combine agave nectar, coconut oil, bananas, creamer, vanilla, and eggs well.
add the wet ingredients onto the top of the dry ingredients. fold gently yet quickly until just combined.
pour mixture into your greased or non-stick coated bundt pan
bake for approx 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
let cool completely before inverting onto a flat plate.
i usually put my pan into the fridge to speed up the process if need be! #cantwait
coat cake with icing and top with pecans (optional)
adapted from here.
it's happening again! i have worn a size 10 shoe since i stopped growing. for some strange reason my feet shrink when i get preggo. seriously! you would expect the opposite, right!? i walked away from a successful shoe shopping trip with these adorable, peep-toe nine's and another 9.5 pair (both reduced waaaay low, woo hoo!), which worked in my favor because 10 wasn't available in either. luckily these skinny jeans are super stretchy and can support my expanding bump a lil' while longer. i am loving flounce tops like this one and the off-the-shoulder look is needed for this unforgiving Texas summer heat. whew.
calling all Greek freaks and Niko Niko lovers!!! Niko Niko's new I-10 & Beltway 8 location is now open! did you ever catch Niko Niko's on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri on Food Network? well deserved appearance, no doubt. they were already on Houston's map though!Hubs and i didn't mind taking the drive into the city to the original Montrose location, but we're cool with them meeting us halfway :) . ironically, it's 30 seconds away from my gym. #uhohthey knew the crowd was on its way so they were well equipped with this huge, accommodating, dining room. nice. i wasn't too hungry but still wanted to enjoy an outing with my bears. i stuck with their seafood soup + greek salad combo. their greek salad has always been and will always be THE bomb! also chose to go light because eating late always ends up being a terrible idea. i wake up burping up the food i ate the night before because it hasn't finished digesting yet. ugh! all apart of the preggo process though. (remember, this helps with that!)
everything on this plate is a fan favorite. the seasoned, tender lamb, the soft, chewy pita bread, the crispy, non-oily fries, the buttery rice, and that one-of-a-kind tzatziki sauce. #herculesplate
pita pizza (which i don't even think is on the menu but was customized for us)and pita chicken quesadillas for the boys.talents: picking dessert.as i stood there dumbfounded, several people had the same idea and came up to snap pics of this massive, goodie filled dessert case. you can't help it!portion control on deck! 3 for 5 bucks. tiramisu, almond something, and chocolate something. lol. my sweet cravings are coming back unfortunately and fruit just ain't cuttin' it these days. doing my best to lean on the 80/20 nutrition rule, move 5-6 times a week, and drink plenty of water. ya know, the usual!