Hopefully all the big hurdles are over, and assuming I passed everything *fingers crossed,* I don't have to take any more boards during medical school! Yay!
All I have to say is night call is bad for your waistline. Especially if, like me, you eat to stay awake.
I was talking to a fellow classmate, who commented that somehow over transition from 3rd to 4th year, everyone definitely matured and became so much more responsible. Although the M.D. was always a distant light at the end of the tunnel, it suddenly seems a lot closer once starting the final year!
Right now's the calm before the storm (of interview season), so I'll catch up on some Z's (and baking) while I can!
Not only is this banana bread super delicious / gorgeous with that streusel topping, the texture is as fluffy as a pillow! I confess, I kept poking the top because it was so springy.
Since this was the night call snack/ breakfast for my medicine sub-i team, I kept with a classic banana bread recipe (adapted from Food Network) - generally, I try not to substitute many "healthy" ingredients when serving a crowd, especially if the majority is male, haha. So this is an easy and foolproof quickbread recipe, using ingredients you probably already have. Enjoy!
Banana Walnut Bread with Oat Streusel
2/3 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, cut
2 tablespoons oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 325F. Butter a loaf pan.
With a mixer, cream the sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, then mix in the mashed bananas and milk. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing by hand until just combined (do not overmix).
Pour batter into loaf pan. Combine all the streusal ingredients then sprinkle on top the the batter in the pan.
Bake for 1 hour-1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!