Just What I Needed (MIMM)

Did you hear that?

I just did a silent scream of joy when I remembered that although tomorrow is Monday, I don’t have school.

Life is awesome.

That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been keeping busy or even sleeping in much later though. Case in point: On Saturday morning I woke up at 6:15 am and couldn’t go back to sleep. This morning I forced myself to sleep in. Until 7:00 am.

Ya. I know. I’m no good at this resting stuff that comes with vacation time.

I have been having a blast though, which is why I thought this post would be great to use for Marvelous in my Monday with Healthy Diva Eats.

Marvelous is… Homework-free weekends full of movie-watching.

Marvelous is… Sundays where I don’t have to worry about cooking for the upcoming week.

Marvelous is… Hanging out with friends Friday night. Two hours of table talk about college and life. And an introduction to Duck Dynasty.

Marvelous is… Getting a picture accepted to Chowstalker, the Paleo version of Foodgawker.

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Marvelous is… All of the fun things to do in the upcoming week.

Marvelous is… This Taylor Swift video:

And this Adele video. Prepare. To. Laugh.

Marvelous is… Weekend baking.

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On Saturday my mom requested that I make her a GAPS-friendly apple bread, and I happily accepted the challenge. She liked the texture of the banana bread that I made her last week (still need to post the recipe for that one…), but I didn’t have enough coconut flour to just exchange the banana with apple in the original recipe. Also, using only nut flour doesn’t always turn out very well without baking soda, and often falls apart, so I wanted to create a bread with a happy medium.

Thus, this grain-free apple crumbly bread was born. Chocked full of apples and whole ingredients, this bread is both crumbly and moist. Moist. Love that word.

Grain-Free Apple Crumbly Bread

Makes 1 9×5 loaf

Grain/Gluten-Free, Nut-Free and Dairy-Free Options, GAPS Friendly/Paleo, Vegetarian

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups nut/seed flour (I used 1 cup almond flour and 1 cup sunflour)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 large organic eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup organic ghee (butter or coconut oil would probably work fine too)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 small, ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 small apples, peeled and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups, or 2 large apples)

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. After separating the eggs, place the egg whites in a food processor and blend until stiff.
  4. Add the egg yolks, ghee, honey, banana, and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  5. Toss about two-thirds of the chopped apples into the dry mixture. Then pour in the wet mixture and combine well.
  6. Pour the bread batter into the loaf pan. Top with remaining apple chunks.
  7. Bake for 90 minutes or until it springs back when touched. (If the top starts to get too dark, cover with aluminum foil to slow down browning).

Recipe shared on: Fat Tuesday and Thank Goodness It’s Monday

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And now I’m going to finish watching a Mentalist episode on TV and get to bed. Hope you all have a marvelous Monday!

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What kind of things do you “silently scream” about?

Have you ever seen Clueless, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, or Duck Dynasty?

What do you think of the new trend of music videos?

Did you do any weekend baking?

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42 thoughts on “Just What I Needed (MIMM)

  1. It’s so frsutrating to wake up early when you have a day off! My body is so tuned into getting up early through the week that I have similar issues at the weekend. Usually though I can sleep for another hour so luckily I get a bit more sleep than usual!
    Mmm apple bread sounds amazing!

    • Tell me about it. I woke up at 5:30 this morning. 5:30 am! I don’t even wake up that early during school. I think towards the end of the week it will catch up with me though and I’ll be sleeping in until 8:00 or 9:00 :)

      It smelled amazing! Give it a try if you have the chance!

  2. Happy Spring Break, LOVE!! Sooo psyched that you’re off AND enjoying it. I used to spend way too much time worrying about homework and such…perfectionist much ha? You picked amazing movies to watch (love Clueless :) ), and oh Duck Dynasty. Joe loves it, I’ll “watch” an episode if he’s home (read: I’m reading a book or blog or something), and I’ll whine the entire time…he’s coming home Friday…there’s going to be a lot more Duck Dynasty in my life haha

    • Yes. Spring Break :) I have to admit that the prospect of homework is slightly daunting, but all will be good I think. Haha.

      I had a really hard time picking a movie to watch Saturday night, so my mom said go to the page with all of Netflix’s romantic comedies. Then I was restricted to picking a movie out of the top five rows. Lol. My mother knows me too well. She’d never seen it all before, but alas, well asleep :( My dad woke up half way through though and found it interesting.

      We don’t have cable or dish, so I probably will never watch Duck Dynasty again, but I found it pretty funny. I kind of get sick of reality tv though, so I’m with you on reading a book or blog during a show I don’t like. :)

  3. SPRING BREAKKKKK!!!!! Yours comes really early. I love catching up on old movies and not doing homework. So good. And that bread looks great! Ahh have an amazing time and enjoy every second of your time off!

    • It does come super early, but all of my friends except for one have it the same week as me. Probably just because of where we live.

      I’d never seen Ferris Bueller before, and neither had my brother, so that was fun. There are a number of other old movies that I still want to see, like Back to the Future… I’ve seen parts of all three episodes on TV, but never the whole thing! :D

      I’ll definitely enjoy my time off. Your spring break will come soon enough and I’ll be incredibly jealous!!!

    • They are great movies. So funny. And I’m glad I don’t have access to Duck Dynasty normally, or I would probably waste all of my time watching it. Lol. No tv at school, no cable/dish at home, and no access on hulu :P

    • Never made an apple bread before? Then you MUST try some :D

      Clueless is great for a good laugh, but it also is surprisingly thought-provoking. I realize something new every time I watch it.

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  5. Hey girl,

    Your movie choices are classic… my kids even love Ferris Buellers Day off, lol.

    Your apple bread does look moist…. I will DEF try it. I have so many apples at my home right now. It will be my first time ever making a nut bread, so it will be interesting!!

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hugs, Bella :)
    Bella’s 40 Day Challenge

    • I’d never seen it before, but that was a great movie!

      Oh… That is a lot of pressure on this little bread’s shoulders. I hope it doesn’t “crumble.” Baha. I just had to. Whenever I see room for a pun I take it! :D I really do hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions, just let me know!

  6. Thank you for the recipe. I made it twice. The first time, I wasn’t paying attention and forgot the honey until the last minute. I drizzled it on before I put it in the oven. It still tasted good. I ate it with some pumpkin butter from Trader Joe’s I had leftover from the Fall. I made it again today (following your instructions), and it’s amazing. I like to warm it up a little in the microwave on defrost and have it with some fruit jelly or preserves.Thanks again. I will subscribe to your blog to see all your updates!

    • I’m so happy to hear that you tried the apple bread and it was a success. I forget ingredients sometimes too. Glad you remembered before you put it in the oven! :) And pumpkin butter or a fruit spread sounds like an awesome topping. I imagine that if I could eat it, I would love to top it with peanut butter. I’ve been trying to convince my parents to try that combo, but they just simply eat it plain. Haha. Thanks so much for subscribing!

  7. Love the recipe, but when you go to prinit it prints EVERYTHING. pages of comments etc… would love a printer friendly version please:)

    • Sorry that happened to you. Lots of comments on this post! :( I hate wasting paper. Haha. Sadly there isn’t a print button option on blogs hosted by wordpress, and as of now I’m just a college student with not much to spare on a domain name ;) Someday!

      Tip for now: Before printing, go to “Print Screen” and only choose pages 1 or 1-2 which should encompass the post and recipes.

      I hope the extra paper doesn’t deter you from making the recipe! :)

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