Birthday Cake Toast
Say hi hello to the most fun breakfast of your life.
It’s cake! It’s toast! It’s cake toast!
It’s actually banana bread with sprinkles, but we’re calling it cake toast because that’s what all the cool people are doing.
Yesterday my sister slept over and hung out with me in the morning. It was SO nice having her here while I did blog work. I get really lonely on Mondays. It’s a constant struggle….being an introvert, but then getting depressed when alone, then wanting to be around people, but not wanting to be around people, and then just feeling anxious about nothing. Sometimes I think hiring someone to hang out with me/keep me calm (I mean, ermm, help me work) on Monday would be helpful, but then in the next moment I’m thinking, “no I’d rather be alone.” This could all be fixed easily if Maggie could talk.
As I’m typing up this post, Andrew is in the kitchen right now prepping his lunch for work tomorrow and he just informed me that his lunch is going to be meatless. He’s very proud of himself lol. He’s come a long way from his initial mentality of, “if it doesn’t have meat, it’s a side dish.” And then he just said, “hey, have you ever tasted olive oil? I just tasted it. It’s really good.” Ew. No. I don’t want to taste olive oil unless it’s being soaked up by a yummy slice bread.
Andrew and I are heading to Los Angeles on Sunday and I’m so pumped. It is a bit like pulling teeth to get him to travel. He’s just very content exactly where he is. He’s good for me with teaching me to be more present and calm and content right where I am. Also, I feel like all the painting I’ve been doing and sharing on Stories is helping me slow down and be more aware and present.
And I’m good for him because once we’re at the airport heading somewhere he gets excited. We are staying in this incredible Airbnb, which I know I’ll be sharing a bajillion photos of. There is a clawfoot tub and a view of the Hollywood Hills. Sign me up! Or I did sign us up. YAY!
My personal mission of being in California as many times as possible each year is going well. I have so many things planned. We need to rent a car one day to drive an hour-ish away. I’ve been thinking Zipcar, since an hour is too far for Uber. Any recs for affordable car rental? Also…have any Los Angeles food/activity recs? I’d love to hear them!
So it is not my birthday until June, but if it was my birthday I’d totally make myself birthday cake toast. I guess it’s kinda like fairy bread, but the sprinkles are inside the bread instead of on top. If I would’ve known fairy bread was a thing when I was a child it definitely would’ve replaced cinnamon toast. Did you have cinnamon toast growing up? Just butter + cinnamon on toast. Yum.
Equally yum as this birthday cake toast. ENJOY!
Birthday Cake Toast
Yield: one loaf!
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (2 medium-large bananas)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
hundreds of thousands of sprinkles!
Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes. Halfway through cooking, cover with foil to prevent the top of the loaf from getting too brown. It's done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the loaf pan for 15-30 minutes before taking the loaf out of the loaf pan. Slice and serve. Preferably with candles.