Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Today was a really productive day! I ran some errands, cleaned up the house, and planned some meals and workouts. Yahoo!
I also made some AMAZING treats - the recipe follows. It's from the blog rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth.com - I highly recommend you go there. There are lots of great tips and even a how-to to make a workout shirt! I made one and I love it.
Drank tons of water, got in some GREAT sweat time, and found some treasures at the thrift shop (and yes, I do sing the song in my head when I'm in there). I got a Diane von Furstenberg wrap shirt for 2.50, and a denim jacket (I've been looking for one!) in PERFECT condition for 5.00. How awesome is that?!?
Not much else - tomorrow is a little 3-mile run and afternoon yoga. My body seriously needs some yoga.
Makes 6 bars
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 banana – mashed
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup silken tofu – blended
4 Tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend (or 1/2 cup brown sugar)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp rum extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Blend the tofu in a blender until smooth. Transfer mashed tofu into a mixing bowl. Mash the banana and combine with tofu. Next, add the brown sugar, vanilla extract, rum extract, and coconut to the tofu banana mixture. Stir until well mixed. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt ).Pour the tofu banana mixture into the dry ingredients and gently fold the ingredients together until well combined (be gentle, and do not over stir the batter or the bars will come out tough). Spray a 9 x 5in loaf pan with nonstick spray. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 13-14 minutes.
Note: The center should be a little gooey and soft. If overcooked, they can have a tough rubbery texture. There is no harm in undercooking the bars since there are no eggs!
If you’re feeling fancy, mix powdered sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the bars right after they come out of the oven. Cut and serve for a healthy dessert.