GUESS WHO'S SWITCHING MAJORS!
Yepp. Me :) God has officially flicked the switch in my brain and convinced me that suffering through a few tough chemistry and biology classes is a) worth it, b) more applicable in my field of interest than most journalism classes, and c) only a small portion of what I'll be studying and dealing with later on in life.
I've also been kicking myself in the butt for using "chemistry and biology are too hard/not my thing" as an excuse to settle for journalism rather than challenge myself in following my passion.
So, just three classes from now, hopefully next Fall, I'll be a Nutrition Major! Prayers please :)
Let's talk pumpkin for now. More specifically, this recipe. I don't like to consider myself "basic" when it comes to my obsession with all things pumpkin, but I have yet to come up with a description less degrading to the #typicalwhitegirl and less extreme, fear-evoking than "obsessed". Oh well.
I lit my newest pumpkin candle a few nights ago and sniffed it a billion and four times, carried it around with me wherever I went, and wished for nothing more than a snuggle-buddy with whom I can bask in the basic-white-girl-pumpkin-spice-loving-obsession. Then I made this flatbread and let God consume my desires, and concluded that maybe I don't need a boy. Me, my pumpkin spice candle, and baked flatbread (and weekly muffin), and I'm gooooooooood.
P.S. - if you don't have a pumpkin-y candle, bake this and your whole kitchen will smell like said missing candle. And this is even better because you get to eat it too :)
Makes 1 serving
1 whole-grain tortilla (GF option - rice tortilla)
1 banana, sliced
~1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tbsp. maple syrup or agave
1 tsp. coconut palm sugar or turbinado sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon & nutmeg
1 pinch cloves
1 tbsp. peanut butter (or any nut butter)
Optional: oats, cereal, granola, raisins
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a small dish, stir together the pumpkin puree, maple syrup/agave, sugar, and spices. Set aside.
- Lay your tortilla on a pizza pan and spread evenly the pumpkin puree mixture on top. Lay the banana slices next, and sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon if you're feelin' that. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the perimeter of the tortilla turns a golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and turn off the heat. Drizzle the nut butter on top, and then add the oats, cereal, granola, raisins, or whatever you choose.