So here's the recipe for the muffin bread. The ingredients:
I mixed up whole wheat flour with all-bran cereal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt:
Then, in a different bowl, I mixed up an egg, buttermilk, molasses, and melted butter.
Then I combined those, added some raisins and chopped walnuts, and put it in a pan that I had buttered and floured:
The pan was covered with buttered foil and stuck in the crockpot that had 1 inch of water in it. The directions say to put it on a rack or some potatoes, but I apparently don't have the right kind of pan. Mine doesn't fit all the way down in the crockpot:
I baked it on low for 4 hours and it was done:
After I let it cool 10 minutes, I inverted it onto a wire rack:
Then we served it warm with honey butter:
This bread is really good, but you can't expect it to be really sweet like banana bread. I think it tastes more like whole wheat yeast bread with nuts and raisins in it. I am looking forward to having it for breakfast in the morning!
On a different note, I went to the doctor last night for my persistent sore throat. The doctor said he couldn't help me, and I just have a cold. But I did get weighed, and I (I've been avoiding the scale like the plague) found out I gained 25 pounds over the holidays! Oh my goodness. There's nothing like a weight check like that to shock you into eating right. So from now on, I've resolved to not eat snacks anymore. I got into the habit when I was pregnant, but I don't need all those extra calories! So I won't be eating in between meals, and I will only eat regular portions at mealtime - no seconds! I think, with drinking lots of water, and walking and lifting some weights, I can get down to my regular weight by spring. So there's my goal. It's out there for all to see. Maybe that will keep me motivated!