Banana Cake and more good stuff

Shelly's 5 Minute Sugar Free Banana Caramel Nut Cake

1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar-Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Caramel)
2 Tablespoons Banana, mashed
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix (I use this)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Tablespoon Pecans, chopped
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
Pinch salt
1 Measuring Cup or Microwave Safe Mug

In a measuring cup or microwave safe mug, Mix egg, milk, syrup, banana, and oil and combine thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix pancake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, protein powder, and salt. Tip dry into wet and stir till combined.

Nuke in microwave for 2 minutes*.

Let it sit for three or so minutes (it pulls away from the sides) before tipping the cake onto a plate. Yields 4-5 slices.

*Microwave wattage varies. Mine takes 2 minutes but start with 2 minutes and add 20 second increments if needed till no liquid is seen.

For a dessert I topped the cake with No Sugar Added Whipped Cream, Smucker's Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce, sliced Banana and a sprinkle of chopped Pecans. Slices of this are great toasted for breakfast too. It's a total banana nut muffin fix.

Highlights of the day:

* WOW moment: So I went for a pedicure (yay for sexy toes) and the girl I always go to said, "I saw you in our parking lot the other day with some guy" and then she said... "you look so tiny next to him."
TINY. Me?!
Love it.

* Went to visit my neighbor today. She just was released from the hospital. Her kidney transplant of 7 years failed and she's back on dialysis. I thought she'd be devastated and was prepared to give the optimistic pep talk but she had such an amazing roll with the punches attitude. A good lesson. Actually, I had a few life lessons today from friends. I always say people come into your life for a reason.

* Making a big pot of lentil soup today. Yes. Fall. Soup weather.

Listening to: "Westside" TQ