I decided to give myself a little mental break by purchasing a new book to read.
I used to read a ton of books (all chick-lit) and it would really help keep me entertained and happy. I was essentially always living in a fantasy land. La de da. Wonderful.
But I haven’t read “fun” books in awhile. So I need to get back there. It helps me maintain balance.
I think I may have made a poor choice for the intended purpose. I’ve started reading a book that has had me in tears from page…3? And I’m only 120 pages in, and have many to go. Tears the entire time. How exhausting! This is not the happy fantasy land I needed!
Don’t get me wrong, the story is beautiful (notice I’m not telling you which book it is yet…because I’m not sure I want to reveal that until I’m done with the book), but ohmygeeeeee….it’s made me even more of a zombie than I already was!
Well, at least I have other happy things in my life. Like cake for breakfast. And berry season. Thank goodness.
Banana Berry Breakfast Cake
1 ½ cups mashed banana (3 over-ripe bananas)
1/3 cup granulated Stevia
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour (all purpose, white whole wheat, or a gluten-free blend)
1 cup mixed berries (I used frozen, but fresh are great too)
1-2 Tbs. raw sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray your 9×9” cake pan with nonstick spray.
~In a large mixing bowl, with a sturdy fork, start mixing together the banana, Stevia and brown sugar. When they’re completely combined, add the eggs and stir to combine. Then, add the yogurt and vanilla extract. Next, fold in the baking soda and flour. Just before the dry ingredients are fully incorporated, add the berries and carefully fold them into the batter.
~Pour the batter into your prepared cake pan. Use a silicone spatula to spread the batter evenly in the pan. Sprinkle the top evenly with raw sugar. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and a test stick comes out clean.
~Let the cake cool on a wire rack before cutting and serving. Enjoy!