Mama Morning

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A little bit of reading…


A little bit of playing…


And now, a little bit of napping…


So I can get a little bit of eating done!


This recipe is based on the Banana Bread Breakfast Bake recipe but contains everyone’s favorite fall ingredient… PUMPKIN.  Yum.  I really, really like the combination of corn bread mix with pumpkin.


I also doubled the recipe to make enough for two. 


Pumpkin Banana Bread Breakfast Bake <— say that five times fast!


Ingredients (for a two servings):

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup raw oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup corn muffin mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Grease small casserole dish (mine was an 6-inch square).
  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients except 1/2 the banana slices.
  • Pour mix into casserole dish and place rest of banana slices on top.
  • Bake for 24 minutes or until firm.
  • Let stand for a few minutes and serve.  Optional: drizzle with maple syrup.


Thought of the Day:


Have a good one!



  • Holly P. @ A Year in Wichita October 10, 2012, 9:42 am

    Love the ‘pull to sound alarm’ pacifier!

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human October 10, 2012, 9:55 am

    That looks good! I’ve been looking for some new breakfast recipes. I have that book in our library-it’s very popular!

  • CJ @ Fill the Well October 10, 2012, 9:57 am

    Pumpkin + banana bread + corn bread? I’ll have to check out this unexpected combo!

  • Colleen October 10, 2012, 9:58 am

    LOL! Love the pacifier! So true!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 10, 2012, 10:13 am

    Sounds like a great start to the day!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 10, 2012, 10:24 am

    that breakfast bake looks delicious! I love bananas after being baked!

  • Erin Hack October 10, 2012, 10:30 am

    Thanks for that reminder, Caitlin. I have been in a funk this week and I’m going to stick a post-it on my desk to remind myself that I can be happy! 🙂

  • Melanie October 10, 2012, 10:49 am

    Does Henry like Sophie the Giraffe? I got one as part of a gift for a baby shower I’m going to this weekend! Also, I just applied to a position at GOTR, which of course I learned about here. Fingers crossed! 🙂

  • Cher @ Weddicted October 10, 2012, 11:32 am

    Wow – that looks good! I thought it was a scone at first (?? lol)

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 10, 2012, 12:00 pm

    I love that – “Decide to be happy” was a post it on my computer for a long time!

  • Kristen L October 10, 2012, 12:12 pm

    This recipe sounds so tasty, Caitlin! Hope the rest of your day is just as happy as the start!

  • Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset October 10, 2012, 12:13 pm

    I know the cornbread part is the whole ‘point’ of it, but it would prob work if you replaced that with 1/2 cup ground oats, yes? I’m in uni, and don’t have ant cornbread mix 🙁

    • Caitlin October 10, 2012, 12:21 pm

      im not sure – give it a try!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 10, 2012, 12:30 pm

    Whoa that looks good! It kind of looks like a bigger and more delicious look scone! 😉

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 10, 2012, 12:37 pm

    Hah. That pacifier is hilarious.

    This would be a good thing to serve at a brunch!

  • sarah October 10, 2012, 2:12 pm

    Llama Llama red pajama…look into it, wicked cute book!

  • bitt October 10, 2012, 2:48 pm

    I thought you were gluten-free? Did you make a GF version of this too? I’m confused.

    • Caitlin October 10, 2012, 3:19 pm

      I am. All the mixes are GF.

      • kristin October 10, 2012, 6:16 pm

        its because you put whole wheat I think haha… nbd! Im sure u meant wheat free

        • Caitlin October 11, 2012, 9:22 am

          I copy and pasted my original recipe and then altered it. That’s what happened!

      • Amber K October 10, 2012, 9:02 pm

        Was it a whole grain mix and not whole wheat then? Because I wasn’t aware of any wheat that is GF except for buckwheat which isn’t actually wheat.

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 10, 2012, 4:14 pm

    I just pinned the BB Bake because I MUST try it! I need more recipes I can whip up for guests that look impressive (but are easy to make!)

  • Chrissy October 10, 2012, 11:14 pm

    That book looks funny! I need some new ones…

  • Jolene ( October 10, 2012, 11:38 pm

    I need to buy some pumpkin because I keep coming across amazing looking recipes.

  • melissa October 11, 2012, 10:07 pm

    “Is your mama a llama, I asked my friend Dave. No she is not is the answer Dave gave.” 🙂
    I can probably recite that entire book by memory. I’m reading the copy I read to my daughter to her son now.

  • Caroline October 14, 2012, 8:13 pm

    I loved is your mama a llama when I was little! I haven’t thought about that book in years though!

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