You guys, this past weekend I went on a baking frenzy! I made those delicious blueberry muffins and this awesome banana bread! I love baking, but baked goods are not the best for PCOS.
This is something I really struggle with. Diet is a HUGE part of PCOS and a part of that diet is cutting down on refined grains and baked goods. Yesterday, I was looking at a website that gave some guidelines for a PCOS diet and muffins were on it, verbatim.
I also sometimes feel that, because I’m becoming a Registered Dietitian, my diet has to be perfect. I’m supposed to have the perfect diet to be qualified as a Registered Dietitian.
Because of this, I sometimes see food as very black and white, good or bad. However, this isn’t the case. Baking things like this every once in a while won’t kill me. Recipes like this are also great because they’re meant for sharing.
No one is supposed to have a whole loaf of banana bread by themselves, so by making these, I am able to offer it to everyone while also treating myself. It’s hard for me not to get too strung up on these things, but I’m working on it and want to encourage you to as well!
It’s not about elimination, it’s about discipline.
The discipline to treat yourself every once in a while, but also to know when to stop. How do you implement discipline in your everyday diet?
Want awesome recipes and faith posts! I recommend the spaghetti squash with pesto and prosciutto, the best chia seed pudding, sweet potato pasta with a garlic cream sauce, the one question I always ask myself before I eat, 3 things food reminds me of every day, 3 reasons why I fasted yesterday and why you should too!
Want to connect food and faith in 3 ways today? Want to stay in the know about how you can connect food and faith more and more every day? Sign up for my email list and receive my freebie, 3 ways to connect food and faith today, and stay up-to-date on the connection between food and faith!
Questions, comments, concerns? Don’t hesitate to contact me! I want this site to empower and inspire you.
My goal is to serve you in the best way I can.
Want to stay more connected? Find me on Instagram by clicking here or searching @lilliandorablog! I can’t wait for us to connect! 🙂
This recipe is a twist to a classic banana bread recipe! Enjoy!
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- zest of a lemon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a bread pan.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix the melted butter, egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and zest.
- Peel the bananas and mash them in a large mixing bowl.
- In the large mixing bowl, add the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Mix these ingredients together with the mashed bananas.
- Combine the ingredients by pouring the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Pour the batter into the greased bread pan and bake for 50 minutes! Enjoy!
Quick tip: If you’d like to add some healthy fats, add 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed!
Keywords: vegetarian, dessert, banana bread, banana, bread, baked good, bake, food, foo, meal, recipe