Post # 1
I use to LOVE to bake. Baking was an outlet for me. Since getting engaged and making the commitment to lose weight and change my lifestyle, I really haven’t baked at all. I’m not afraid of the temptation of the cookies or brownies on the counter, my Fiance’s trying to gain weight for the wedding so there are always cookies and ice cream in the house that I’m not tempted by. What I am afraid of is the batter itself. I feel like I’ll make a recipe for 2 dozen cookies and end up only making like 18 because of my batter consumption while making them.
So I decided I needed to use the two brown bananas on the counter so I found a recipe for blueberry greek yogurt banana bread. I whipped up the recipe and poured it into the loaf pan and immediately put the mixing bowl and spoon in the sink and submerged it in warm water. I ate ZERO batter while making the bread. WHAT?!? It’s totally unheard of!! I’m super proud of myself right now. I might be the strongest woman, EVER.
Post # 3
@caits615: Good for you! A lot stronger than I am. I really enjoy baking as well and have stopped for the same reasons. Oh, how I miss it.
Post # 4
@caits615: I ate ZERO batter while making the bread
what? That doesn’t even look like English. It’s complete gibberish! I cannot wrap my mind around what you are trying to say.
Post # 5
Congrats!!! I have an issue with batter too. Ohhh do I love me some batter. I have to immediately put the spoon and bowl under water otherwise I WILL eat some.
Post # 6
Yay! that’s awesome! Another trick that works great for me is to either brush your teeth right before, or chew gum while you bake, so that it makes the batter taste like crap!
Congrats on your willpower!
Post # 7
@GroovyHippieChick: Ha! I know, right??
Here’s the recipe if anyone’s interested, we haven’t cut into it yet. Bringing it to my parents tonight to enjoy while watching the opening cermonies:
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread.
Post # 8
You have soooo much more self control than I ever will! You go, girl! lol.
Post # 9
I know this is heresy, but I have never been into batter. When I used to bake all the time, I would leave the bowl and spoon for someone else to lick, because I just wasn’t interested. I also have been peeling the skin off my fried chicken since childhood — I just don’t like it.
I’M A MONSTERRRRRRRR!!!!
Post # 10
You are the strongest woman ever. I dont bake because I would eat it all, the batter and whatever comes out of the oven.
Post # 11
I shouldn’t click that link. I already have a craving for this better-for-you chocolate chip banana bread because of you. All your fault. All your delicious banana bread’s fault.
Post # 12
Look at you go!
Have you read chocolatecoveredkaties blog by chance? I to bake/cook as an outlet and when I lost my weight, I really missed my relaxing time in the kitchen. So now, I try to create as many “healthy versions” of my old favorites.
Her food is great with surprising ingredients like beans/dates/etc! Tastes wonderful and that chocolate chip deep dish pie above is only 200 a slice compared to 700/slice of the regular ones. Just incase you still want your outlet & weight loss 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks for posting the recipe because I literally have fresh blueberries, overripe bananas, and plain Greek yogurt, so I was going to Google a recipe for bread. Now I don’t have to!
Post # 14
@sweetdee522: I’ve briefly looked at her blog, but didn’t realize she did healthy versions of desserts. I’ll have to take a closer look. I’ve seen the use of black beans in brownies and cake, chickpeas in cookie dough dip, and avocado in cupcakes.
Post # 15
You’re self control is ridiculous! I had to stop baking for the same reason. I think the batter is better than the end product most of the time esp with sugar cookies…. now I have a kitchenaid mixer and a pantry full of baking supplies 🙁
Post # 16
@sweetdee522: Haha. I was just going to post one of her recipes here 🙂
Healthy cookie dough:
Healthy Cookie Dough Dip