What are you doing this weekend?
I purchased an Ostrich egg from Whole Foods. What?! I know. The egg is bigger than my head, cost $30 dollars, and could quite possibly feed a family the size of the Duggars. Soo… are you hungry?
Welcome to the world of Monique where I impulse grocery shop and talk about things that are just weird. Apparently I was utterly fascinated with this egg. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it now. Perhaps an Easter egg hunt? I would totally be excited to find an egg the size of my head.
Real talk: if you are having breakfast this weekend, you probably shouldn’t make an ostrich egg scramble. Don’t make a recipe you found on the back of a box either! They really never turn out that great.
I’m a firm believer that banana bread is always worth the extra lunges. But I feel a lot better eating it when I know it isn’t going straight to my thighs. This banana bread is quite healthy and extra moist from the coconut. Alright… I admit I added white chocolate chips to this recipe, but what else was I supposed to do? White chocolate and macadamia nuts make everything unforgettable. The toasted coconut on top… OMG.so.damn.good.
Inhale the bread and you’ll figure it out.
Now before I forget, I’d like to announce the winner of the iTunes giftcard from this post. Congrats Jess, I’ll be emailing you shortly! I was so happy to read about your favorite things. Turns out most of you prefer thin mints, honey graham crackers, and you’re crushing on the new Gotye song.
I think it’s time for a new favorite, don’t you?
Recipe by Monique of Ambitious Kitchen
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of melted butter (if desired)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 egg whites
¼ cup fat-free plain greek yogurt
¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons skim milk or milk alternative (almond, soy, coconut)
½ cup + 3 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut
½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
½ cup white chocolate chips
Another option: Substitute ½ cup of regular flour with whole wheat flour