I decided this weekend would be a good time to make something special. I have been on a quest to reduce the size of my rear end (!) and I have been craving something sweet. Losing weight does not happen when you are shoveling your face with chocolate chip cookies and double -chocolate brownies, so when I saw Susan's recipe for Pineapple Coffee Cake I knew it was perfect for me. It's fat free, made with oats and whole wheat flour and pineapple (my favorite). What could be better?? As a kid, my mom used to make pineapple upside down cake and pineapple cookies that were out of this world. I knew it was going to be a good day when she made those treats. While in Japan 2 years ago we were shopping at an outdoor market, which was rather miserable because I had a cold and a sore throat. We came across a vendor who was selling sliced pineapple on a bamboo skewer for ¥100 (about the equivalent of $1). Nothing could've made me happier right then and there. And when I was pregnant with my daughter, I couldn't get enough pineapple - which probably explains her love of this super-tasty fruit.
So, you get my point. I love pineapple in any form. Moving on. This recipe is not only easy and fast to throw to together, it is so delicious. All the ingredients were already in my pantry so I didn't have to do any shopping for extra ingredients, which is an added bonus. I was able to reward myself for my hard work and dedication to my weight-loss plan without feeling guilty. This was a fine choice for my first blog event! You can guarantee I will be making this again real soon.