Bananas Foster…

May 18, 2011

…"mmmmsss” and “ahhhhhs” out of me!

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Especially when grilled and served atop french toast!

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Cinnamon Chip French Toast!

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I had a loaf in my freezer that I thawed out last night just giddy waiting for breakfast! Note – our Cinnamon Chip is 100% whole wheat and you’d never know it! That’s because it’s made with Great Harvest’s golden wheat – a lighter cousin to red winter wheat – and a special blend put together by the wheat specialist they have.

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I dipped two slices of Cinnamon Chip in an egg (well, 2 eggs if you count both Matt and me) and plopped a few bananas next to the toast on our pancake skillet. A few minutes of caramelization later…I added Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter and a drizzle of local honey!

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Served with a new coffee #4 sample. I still like #1 best. Matt likes #4. Uh oh.

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I’m running errands all day and hope to majorly tackle my to-do list!

Adios!

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1 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 18, 2011 at 7:51 am

LOVE grilled bananas. A few weeks ago, I grilled a sliced banana, topped it with crunchy peanut butter, and called it a snack. Perfection. :)

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2 SquatLikeALady May 18, 2011 at 7:54 am

There is nothing better in the whole wide world than carmelized bananas. And this recipe…ohhh my God Kath…it looks just beyond divine. I wish I could get my hands on some cinnamon chip bread to copy it!!

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3 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 18, 2011 at 7:55 am

That looks super indulgent… And healthy… Wowza!

Will the bakery be offering any gluten free breads?

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4 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 7:59 am

Unfortunately no, because we mill flour in our store and cannot guarantee the room is free of contaminates

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5 Estela @ Weekly Bite May 18, 2011 at 7:59 am

Grilled bananas are the best! I love how they caramelize :)

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6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 18, 2011 at 8:01 am

We loved grilled bananas here! Really they are the perfect topping for anything sweet! All those natural sugars gettin’ all happy! Great way to start the day!

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7 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) May 18, 2011 at 8:02 am

OhmyGOSH that looks amazing! I think you should re-name your blog ‘Kath Photographs Food Porn’ – it seems more suitable :-p

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8 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 8:03 am

Lol

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9 Hope May 18, 2011 at 8:02 am

Mmmmmm..this looks amazing! I’ve actually never had a grilled banana before! This picture is making me want to go home and grill up some bananas! Yummy! :)

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10 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 18, 2011 at 8:08 am

I just love french toast — especially when it is with really thick bread like you used!

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11 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 18, 2011 at 8:08 am

Oh wow, this sounds like an amazing breakfast!! Love the idea of bananas on Cinnachip bread (which I don’t know if I’ll ever get to taste, but in my mind it sounds heavenly!)

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12 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

I am loving the copious amount of maple syrup you added…

HOLY YUM! :) Have a great day! :)

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13 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 8:48 am

Actually there’s no maple syrup at all – just a drizzle of sticky honey!

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14 Meg May 18, 2011 at 8:15 am

I’d be giddy waiting for THAT breakfast too :D

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15 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

That breakfast looks to die for!

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16 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey May 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

I love the Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Chip! I try to stay away from the “sugary” breads – but every once in a while – yum! The white Cinnamon Chip was good, but had a sort-of fakey aftertaste that I never loved. The whole-wheat one doesn’t have that. Love it.

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17 Faith @ lovelyascharged May 18, 2011 at 8:28 am

I’ve never ever had bananas foster. My university served it a lot for Sunday brunch, but their food was so sketchy that I never trusted it. Now I’d love to get my hands on a real version – it sounds amazing!

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18 Brianna May 18, 2011 at 8:29 am

I love that teal mug! Where is it from?

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19 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 8:48 am

OpenSky!

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20 chloe @ 321delish May 18, 2011 at 8:31 am

I made similar french toast last weekend with cinnamon raisin challah bread. It was SO good! esp with melted almond butter…mmmmm

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21 Kate @ NaturaStride May 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

Looks divine! Special occasion?? Or just for it being Wednesday?!

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22 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 8:52 am

It’s not as decadent as it looks! But celebration of having cinnachip on hand :)

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23 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 18, 2011 at 8:58 am

Omg I LOVE bananas foster! As in, I could make the mixture of butter, brown sugar, banana liquor, and rum, and just drink that :) In fact, when I have posted my (vegan) bananas foster recipe, I make jokes that I’d just like to drink the foster “juice”….haha!

Kath this looks like an AMAZING breakfast! Oh wow, and I bet your house smelled AMAZING! :)

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24 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 18, 2011 at 9:04 am

I can’t seem to get down with grilled banana or hot banana. I only like it when it’s in banana bread. Other than that, eh.

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25 Stephanie @ StephSnacks May 18, 2011 at 9:06 am

Wow this looks like such an enjoyable breakfast! I would probably throw some raisins and walnuts on top =)

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26 Krystina (Organically Me) May 18, 2011 at 9:07 am

That looks so delicious!

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27 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle May 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

grilled bananas are sooooo good! THis looks like a wonderful breakfast!

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28 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 18, 2011 at 9:26 am

Looks like good fuel for a long to-do list! :) So craving french toast now…

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29 Michelle R. May 18, 2011 at 9:34 am

I made french toast last night for dinner! I used Ezekial Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread…so good and no added sugar! Served with blueberries and strawberries on the side. :)

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30 Melissa May 18, 2011 at 9:51 am

I would love to have breakfast at your house just once! You always make the best looking things! And what a great treat for a Wednesday!

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31 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 18, 2011 at 9:54 am

That looks devine! So cool that great harvest has their own specialty grains.

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32 staceyhealthylife May 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

Wow that looks like the perfect combination. I haven’t tried GH bread as french toast but I really want to.

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33 Ashley May 18, 2011 at 9:56 am

Your breakfast looks luscious. :)

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34 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen May 18, 2011 at 9:59 am

Ohh this looks amazing – reminds me of this bananas foster french toast I got up in Maine a while back. Sooo delicious.

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35 Linda Brewer May 18, 2011 at 10:02 am

Now I want to make an oat and banana recipe, with Hemp Seeds, what do you think? Too much?

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36 Marina May 18, 2011 at 10:09 am

French toast with bananas is such a great breakfast, specially when the bread used is delicious :)

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37 Berline May 18, 2011 at 10:17 am

Just wanted to let you know I have been following your blog but this is my first comment. I went into my local great Harvest today (Woodbury, MN) and mentioned I follow your blog. The owner mentioned that they’ve met you and you were “quite famous” ” you and your husband Matt are amazing” and “only 29″! Thought I would pass it on.

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38 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Hey Berline! Thanks for your comment. How cool you met the owner and chatted about KERF!! For the record, we’re actually “only 28″ :) Well, 28.5!

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39 Holly May 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

YUM! Had a slice of wheat toast with a banana and peanut butter…should have done what you did! Pretty mug!
Question for you: what kind of camera do you use? I’m still new to blogging and enjoy taking photos, but I’ve been using my husband’s digital SLR but it’s just too bulky to lug around. I’m looking into a getting a higher quality point-and-shoot… Bottom line: I need something I can throw in my purse/backpack, but it doesn’t have to be one of those really slim ones that fit in your pocket. I’ve been looking at the Nikon Coolpix L120, S9100 and P500, which are all digital but look more like a small SLR.)

(If anyone else has recommendations, let me know!)
holly

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40 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I have an SLR and have been off the market for Point N Shoots for so long, I don’t really even know what’s out there! I know Tina @ Carrots n Cake has one she loves.

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41 Holly May 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Thanks Kath! I checked out her blog and found she likes the Canon Powershot S90. I’ve been reading reviews on CNET all day!

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42 MonsteRawr May 18, 2011 at 10:23 am

I love the idea of grilling the bananas first. I’ll tuck that tip away in the back of my brain for next time.

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43 laurie May 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

Are all HG Cinnamon Chip breads made with 100% WW four rather than white or is it up to each particular store? I always assumed our local stores used white flour when making that bread (we have a lot of GH stores here in Utah). It would be awesome to find out they’re all using WW flour! Does each GH follow the same recipes?

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44 laurie May 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

I meant “GH Cinnamon Chip breads”!

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45 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Every store is different..you’ll have to ask

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46 Marisa @ Loser for Life May 18, 2011 at 10:30 am

That is the most awesome looking breakfast ever, Kath!

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47 Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) May 18, 2011 at 10:30 am

I had French toast for breakfast today too! Ha! I hadn’t had it in so long!

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48 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 18, 2011 at 10:31 am

Oohh, that looks great!!! It has me wishing I didn’t eat breakfast yet so I could whip it up!

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49 Jenn Radtke May 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

I swear I could smell those all the way on the west coast when I woke up this morning!

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50 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 18, 2011 at 10:46 am

Mmm what a FABULOUS breakfast! I love how you make each meal so special!

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51 Anastasia May 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

I’ve seen french toast on a lot of blogs I’m following and all the incredible photos are making me hungry! Yours looks amazing and I love the bananas on top. Yum!

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52 Khushboo May 18, 2011 at 10:51 am

Those bananas look so gooey and delicious! It never seems to amaze me how something so yum can also be so healthy!

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53 Angel7 May 18, 2011 at 10:51 am
54 Caroline @ French Ponytail May 18, 2011 at 10:54 am

Well, you should know that I ended up having to eat my lunch at 11:47am because of this post. I’m also inspired to try caramelized bananas (and maybe a few chocolate chips) on toast for breakfast now.

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55 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

I need that breakfast in my life! I also need a Great Harvest:-)

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56 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

Cinnamon vanilla sunflower seed butter? Good heavens, I need me some of that asap!

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57 Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey May 18, 2011 at 11:23 am

You’ve gotta be kidding me – that looks SO heavenly. Wow, you are just amazing! I love that your GH Cinnamon Chip is whole wheat. The ones they have here are certainly not. I love golden wheat! It’s awesome.

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58 Sarah May 18, 2011 at 11:24 am

DELICIOUS!

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59 lynn @ the actor's diet May 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

i remember getting a sample of the cinnamon chip and man oh man – i still remember it!

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60 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles May 18, 2011 at 11:27 am

That is the most brilliant idea for breakfast I have ever seen. Bananas foster are my favorite. Anything I can smother in rum and than light on fire is a winner in my book. You should win the culinary peace prize for this one!

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61 Amy May 18, 2011 at 11:27 am

Bananas foster is my faaaavorite dessert! And now the idea of eating it at bfast time?! Amazing.

I LOVE all of your mugs and dishware…but especially those beautiful mugs with the leaves on them. Where did you get them?

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62 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

They’re from Open Sky

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63 Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat May 18, 2011 at 11:29 am

So yum! I just made french toast last weekend, but nothing like this!

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64 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) May 18, 2011 at 11:31 am

Mmmm, what a scrumptious looking breakfast! Delish!

Love the mug! So pretty!

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65 Morgan @ moments of mmm May 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

I just recently made french toast with the cinnamon chip bread! Put a few berries on top and the boyfriend was drooling! Yummm

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66 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) May 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

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67 Shelly May 18, 2011 at 11:33 am

will you be shipping bread from your store? I must try that!

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68 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Not at first, but probably in time

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69 Johanna B May 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

I first had banana’s foster at Brennans Restaurant on the Rue de Royale in New Orleans’ French Quarter. It was outstanding with all it’s flaming good flavor. I’ll bet yours was good, too.

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70 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

I love grilled bananas – they seriously are the best thing ever!

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71 Julie (Food & Other Things) May 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Your breakfast looks amazing! The cinnamon chip french toast looks so delicious and I’ve never tried grilled bananas… I’ll have to try that soon!

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72 Kristin @ STUFT Mama May 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Okay, really? You’re breakfast ALWAYS look soooo good (and the presetnation is always so cute). ‘m sitting here with mine thinking I’m cool and thne I read your blog and get a little taste of humble pie. ha! Thanks for the inspiration!

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73 Abby May 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Yum! :)

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74 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Amazing breakfast! I like making banana stuffed french toast – mashing it all up with cinnamon and honey and grilling it between two slices of thin bread. Mmm mmm.

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75 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 19, 2011 at 7:29 am

Great idea sandwiching mashed banana with toasts. I must give this a try some day ;)

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76 Molly @ RDexposed May 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

YUM! This brekfast almost looks as good as oatmeal!

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77 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Looks very sweet! I’ve never had bananas foster, but I’d love to, and I’d also love some cinnamon chip bread. Yum!

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78 Erin May 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Ohhhh cinnamon chip. I swear, I get such CRAVINGS for that bread, that I’ve ended up taking (sort of long) trips to GH just for my free sample! I ended up picking up an entire loaf last week (our is whole wheat, too, and AMAZING) and couldn’t stop noshing on it. SO DELICIOUS!

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79 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm

holy moly, that looks like an awesome b-fast!

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80 Baking 'n' Books May 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Looks great – but sweet for sure!

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81 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I seriously can’t wait to try the ww cinnamon chip! sounds so so so amazing!

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82 Namaste Gurl May 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm

That looks amazing– you really are pro when it comes to banana dishes :-)

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83 Heidi - apples under my bed May 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I want GH here in Australia …. :( that breakfast you’ve made is ridiculously good.
Heidi xo

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84 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

This looks amazing! It’s too bad we don’t have a GH here because I’m pretty sure that bread is what takes the breakfast from good to incredible!

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85 Ginger&Rice May 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I keep coming back to this post just to look at the bananas foster.
MMmmmmm!

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86 Karen May 19, 2011 at 5:28 am

I am so glad you told me that the Cinnamon Chip is 100% whole wheat! I have been frequenting the Nashua Great Harvest and have tried the Dakota, Raisin, Blueberry loaf, scones. . . the list goes on. The cinnamon chip looks like white bread! I am going to try it next time, my kids will LOVE it! Your space looks amazing, by the way, you must have been a designer in another life.

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87 KathEats May 19, 2011 at 8:42 am

Well please check with the owner because every store is different. Tell Jeremy I said hello!

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88 Libbie May 19, 2011 at 8:18 am

Geeze I thought my french toast was the best ever, but this looks amazing!

http://mylovelysurroundings.blogspot.com/2011/05/best-french-toast-youll-ever-make.html

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89 Kristi @ KristiAteIt May 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

One of my favorite desserts, for breakfast! Yum.

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90 Dee May 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

this breakfast looks AMAZING good.

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91 Susan February 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

just got my 1st cinnamon chip break from great harvest in plano, tx. can i freeze half of the loaf? how do you defrost it? on the counter or in the fridge?

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92 KathEats February 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Yes you can freeze half – in an airtight bag. Thaw it out on your counter when you’re ready!

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93 Susan February 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

So not in the bag it came in? Should I wrap it in plastic wrap? Sorry for all the questions. Thanks so much!

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94 KathEats February 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Yes in the bag it came in! If you know you’re going to freeze it, ask next time for an extra bag. If you only have one, a big freezer ziplock will be fine.

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95 Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More July 8, 2012 at 12:19 am

Fabulous breakfast! I’ve never tried grilling bananas before. I think I need to soon!

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