I’m officially the most basic of white girls.
No pumpkin or pumpkin spice at all in this post but here I am bringing it up.
Hi guys, I’m a pumpkin spice fangirl.
Panera Bread makes these pumpkin spice bagels that I’ve been wanting to try for weeks, but I’ve just never gotten around to it. Our church gets all of our local Panera Bread’s leftover baked goods and bagels and lo and behold, they had the pumpkin spice ones this Sunday. I knew it as soon as I saw it without asking and my mom was concerned. It’s cool. The sweet lady who hands them out noticed my delight (I was real excited, ok?) and asked if I wanted a whole bag. Uh, do I want a whole bag? Yes I’d love that (HECK YES I NEED THAT)
So now I have six pumpkin spice bagels for my first week of school after break. Jesus watches out for you in the big and little things 🙂
But the real important thing here is this banana bread. It is sweet and moist and thick and legitimately –
Please do this. For me. Toast your banana bread in the toaster. And if you do this already … thanks for not telling me.
Just kidding. You’re gonna love this. We’re gonna love this. Most basic of banana bread friends.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup mashed bananas (2 large, 3 small)
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup oil
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup grated carrot (2-3 carrots)
- ⅔ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 9x5 loaf baking pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat bananas, sugar, oil, applesauce, carrots (and walnuts, if desired) together.
- Stir in flours, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!