You can’t have your cake, [and eat it too?] Says who?!

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I’m pretty sure I never really understood this quote:

” you can’t have your cake and it eat too”

Umm, says who?  Back off, cake police , you don’t even know me! I’ll determine when and where I’m going to eat my cake, thank you very much!

I’m always one for the overdramatic.

However, read literally, this phrase simply means: if you eat your cake, you no longer have it. Therefore, you can’t have your cake, and eat it too. You can’t have it both ways. Ooooooh. I think we should petition for a rewording. Who do we go to for that? Can we call Google?

Do you need a real life example of a cant-eat-cake trade off? Think of that certain thing/job/ body weight/ dress size/ promotion you are aiming for— okay, got it? Now, think of what you’d have to do in order to achieve it. What are the reasons that it is seemingly unattainable?

Sure, I want sweet abs for summer. But I also like mass amounts of vanilla peanut butter ice cream. CAN’T HAVE BOTH NOW CAN WE?

I always wanted to have a real career that I loved in sports. I interned for like, a million years, and thought it would never come true. Now I have it-  the job that I always wanted- and my social life is absolutely suffering. See what I mean? Give and take, you know?

Not to sound super cliche here, but i’m learning that life is all about balance. There will always be more work to do. Your body will always need some more fine tuning. You just can’t have your cake and eat it too.

Well, unless it’s this one. In fact, you can eat the whole dang thing, my friends.

Single Serving Banana Cinnamon Cake with Honey Peanut Butter Icing

Adapted from Imma Eat That’s Instagram! 

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats, pulverized into oat flour [so easy!] 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground flax [optional]
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 banana mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter [I used PB2 for a very low cal version!]
  • 1 tsp of honey

Spray a bowl or ramekin with non-stick spray.

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Pour 1/3 cup of oats into a food processor and pulse into a fine flour. Pour into a bowl and add the cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and flax. Mix it all up.

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In a second bowl, combine the mashed banana, egg, and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredient bowl.

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Pour the cake “batter” into the ramekin or bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine a tablespoon [or more!] of peanut butter and honey in a small bowl. Pop in the microwave for 15-30 seconds as soon as your cake comes out– this will make the “icing” gooey and spreadable. You will probably need to make more of that, just trust me.

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Pop your cake out of the ramekin or bowl, top with your peanut butter & honey icing, and finish with the rest of your banana.

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Now then, I’m going to have my cake , and eat it too. Screw you, cake police!


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