Bananas Foster Memories Of Breakfast

August 30, 2011

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My alarm did not go off this morning! Or rather, a user malfunction occurred :mrgreen: Good thing I didn’t have anywhere to be, but it meant my run was delayed by an hour – hence the late post!

I ran my usual 4 mile loop, a little slower and clunkier than usual, but that’s all cool.

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Since thinking about french toast last night, I had it on the brain my whole run!! I dipped a slice of High Five in a whisked egg with a splash of milk and then plopped that on a hot skillet smothered in some coconut oil.

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Toppings included a banana, browed on the other side of the pan, plus raspberries, coconut, chia seeds, butterscotch chips (nothing healthy about them other than their delicious taste) and vanilla almond butter by Naturally Nutty.

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Coconut pouching tea on the side – this is coming OpenSky and one of the few non-black teas that I have really loved! It’s got flavor without body, which is unusual.

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I have two articles to write today and a handful of follow-ups to handle. Plus errands to run. Busy busy beer bee!

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1 Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life August 30, 2011 at 9:12 am

Like always your breakfasts make my mouth water!

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2 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 30, 2011 at 9:13 am

This looks like the perfect breakfast to fuel you through a busy day :)

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3 Khushboo August 30, 2011 at 9:14 am

Yumm! Another delicious and pretty breakfast. Having something yummy to look fwd to always helps me get through the sub par runs!

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4 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

Always so jealous of your breakfasts with all that yummy bread you have!

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5 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen August 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

Oh, yum. This french toast looks incredible.

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6 Hannah @ Sweetly Fresh August 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

one word: YUMMMM

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7 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey August 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

Looks dee-licious, (even though I have zero appetite this morning!). :)

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8 Estela @ Weekly Bite August 30, 2011 at 9:21 am

This makes me want french toast! Looks delicious :)

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9 Girl in the pink August 30, 2011 at 9:47 am

Me too! I was planning ona smoothie, but now I’m heading to the kitchen for French toast!!

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10 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 30, 2011 at 9:27 am

I keep forgetting to cook with my coconut oil!

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11 katie @KatieDid August 30, 2011 at 9:28 am

I was just looking at your food gawker last night (or taste spotting I forget), and all your photos are so crisp and bright. These are no exception, they’re gorgeous! I love the pop of deep red on this chilly autumn morning.

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12 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:35 am

Thanks!

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13 The Purple Carrot August 30, 2011 at 9:28 am

Alarm user malfunctions are something I’m good at! Usually, it’s that I leave my phone on silent or my alarm is set for pm :p

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14 Sara @ Real Fun Food August 30, 2011 at 9:31 am

This breakfast reminds me of fall as well!

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15 Cait's Plate August 30, 2011 at 9:32 am

My french toast, no matter how good, will always pale in comparison until I have GH bread to make it on!!

I’m trying to be a good saver lately, but that OpenSky deal tempts me EVERY day. I just adore those mugs. Perfect size, perfect shape (I’m oddly particular when it comes to mugs, haha)

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16 Lindsay @ bikingbeforebed August 30, 2011 at 9:33 am

Wow, I was thinking about French Toast my whole run this morning too! I broke out my bread machine for the first time in awhile last night and made a banana wheat bread. I can’t wait to try it in French toast with a browned banana. That is such a great idea!

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17 Annie August 30, 2011 at 9:36 am

mmm coconut tea! sounds like the perfect caffine-free alternative

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18 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

I love French toast! Yours looks much prettier than mine usually does :)

Hope you have a productive day!

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19 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 30, 2011 at 9:42 am

Butterscotch chips! I completly forgot about those amazing things! Great breakfast, love the red backdrop this morning :)

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20 lynn @ the actor's diet August 30, 2011 at 9:43 am

grrr i hate it when my alarm doesn’t go off! esp on a busy bee day

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21 Carissa August 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

I’ve been drinking Stash Coconut Mango Oolong Tea lately and it’s so flavorful! I tried regular oolong tea and really disliked it, but this is great. I love your roasted banana idea. Quick & easy!

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22 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 30, 2011 at 9:48 am

Mmmmm, burries!

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23 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

This would totally be motivating me to get through a morning workout!

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24 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

Butterscotch chips seem like the obvious choice…no shame in that! I just put some peanut butter chips in my greek yogurt mess. Great minds think alike.

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25 Jennifer August 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

How do you come up with such delicious recipes? I’ve already had breakfast but now I’m hungry again. :) Hope you have a great day!

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26 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy August 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

Your french toast looks amazing! Good luck getting everything done today!

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27 Cass August 30, 2011 at 9:57 am

Will you be at the bakery today?! I’m blogging about my east coast road trip and was hoping to grab lunch at GH! Your blog was the first one I ever read- would love to meet you in person!

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28 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 10:23 am

What time are you going? I have to run in to pick up some bread – was going to get there around noon?

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29 Cass August 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

Yeah! Were in town now!

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30 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 10:41 am

Cool – I’ll meet you there just after noon. Headed there now.

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31 Erika @ The Teenage Taste August 30, 2011 at 10:05 am

Wowza, Kath! It sounds like you have loads to do! On the bright side, at least you had a delicious breakfast to fuel you thru your to-do’s! :-)

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32 Emily August 30, 2011 at 10:07 am

I must have had the same alarm clock issue this morning because I’m a bit behind, too :) Oh well, breakfast was delicious and yours looks wonderful!

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33 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 30, 2011 at 10:08 am

I’m going to have to try making french toast! It was my favorite growing up, but I’ve never made it myself! And that tea looks delicious… gonna have to go make some now.

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34 The healthy hipster August 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

Mmmm browned bananas sound heavenly!

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35 Ashley August 30, 2011 at 10:22 am

I seem to always be having those ‘user malfunctions’. Hmm…

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36 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 30, 2011 at 10:26 am

I spend mornInf runs thinking about breakfast all the time – it makes time fly!

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37 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

Man oh man do I miss those butterscotch chips or what! They’re healthy for the soul!

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38 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 30, 2011 at 10:31 am

Mmm..yummy breakfast! Not at all minding that butterscotch chips. Not one bit ;)

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39 kaila @ healthy helper! August 30, 2011 at 10:36 am

Have fun! Busy days are sometimes the best! Thats how mine is today! Its keeping me productive.

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40 Larbs August 30, 2011 at 10:48 am

My alarm malfunctioned as well, which means my sunrise did not go off and my body was not happy to be jolted awake in a dark room!

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41 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate August 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

Yum! This looks delicious! I like to spruce up my Kellogg’s Eggo FiberPlus(R) Chocolate Chip Waffles with a little fruit too! Bananas, strawberries, and blackberries – yum! But I’ve never tried them with almond butter. I’ll have to do that next time.

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42 G. August 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

That looks amazing! Thanks to you…and HEAB, I’m always hungry…and inspired to try different combos with my food! :)

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43 Alaina August 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

I haven’t had homemade french toast in ages. I think that needs to change. :-) The fall just says french toast to me. And the season is coming!

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44 Stephanie @ StephSnacks August 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

Whoa this looks phenomenal. Mouth watering, for sure!

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45 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

I want what you’re having! And topped by butterscotch chips? I call yummers!

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46 Jennie @ Designed to be Fit August 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

I need to find butterscotch chips on my next shopping trip. It’s one of my favorite flavors!

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47 sarah@spinach and spice August 30, 2011 at 11:36 am

You are the queeeeen of breakfasts. Love the pan fried bananas!

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48 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) August 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

Sometimes your food needs a less-than-healthy but more-than-delicious topping. That’s chocolate chips for me every time ;)

I snoozed my alarm this morning too, WAY too many times! Guess that means an afternoon yoga class!

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49 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 30, 2011 at 11:52 am

I totally had the same alarm clock malfunction this morning, lol. Oops! I also love the line “nothing healthy about them other than their delicious taste”. Too funny!!

Busy beer all the way!

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50 Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 30, 2011 at 11:55 am

I was just watching “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives” (don’t judge) and they had french toast with salted caramel banana topping, and now I see this. I think we all know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow.

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51 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey August 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

mmmm french toast – i have yet to make a good gluten free vegan version!

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52 Angel7 August 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I need to make more french toast. I forget about making it, and it is so easy to make :)

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53 Baking N Books August 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Your lucky that you can still get up and get your run in! If I slept late – I”d be whizzing just to get to work and start running errands, etc. Everything gets pushed back :(

I used to hate french toast growing up – my dad made it for us and I wasn’t really a fan of the egg taste (not sure why – Iove eggs). But I compromised and still ate them – but only if they were drowned in maple syrup :)

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54 Nikki August 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Holy yum! Not only does your breakfast look completely scrumptious, but it’s ridiculously aesthetically pleasing as well! Perfect start to the day!

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55 Ashley August 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Ohhh how I miss REAL bread and French toast…mmmm

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56 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites August 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Your breakfast = flavor bomb!!! Love the combos as always :-D I haven’t had butterscotch chips in ages… I almost forget what they taste like! Nothing short of delicious I’m sure :)

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57 Liz @ Southern Charm August 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Wow. I’m drooling! This looks amazing!

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58 Elina (Healthy and Sane) August 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

A loaded french toast is my favorite thing to order for brunch at restaurants but for some reason I don’t make it at home enough. Yours looks awesome… I’m jealous you can make it happen on a a Tuesday!
PS – I’m hosting a pretty sweet giveaway (today only) so check it out if you’re curious :)

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59 VEGirl August 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

You have such great breakfasts. I love french toast before I went vegan… but the Skinny Bitch cookbook has a kick-butt recipe for a vegan version (it tastes so similar)!

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60 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I love bananas foster! I recreate as many desserts as possible using flaming rum, brown sugar, vanilla and more sugar as possible :) I love bananas foster “sauce”!

butterscotch chips = I love those too!

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61 Hillary August 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I’ve made stuffed french toast three times in the last three days. It’s addicting!

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62 Emily@SavoryandSavage August 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Lol, love the addition of the butterscotch kisses. Those are my favorite.

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63 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I love the idea to grill the banana. I’ve never tried that!

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64 maria August 30, 2011 at 2:40 pm

that breakfast looks amazing! Now I have french toast on the brain. Maybe I’ll do a breakfast for dinner :-)

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65 Hannah August 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Breakfast like a king (queen) is so clearly your modus operandi, and I love it!

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66 Ken August 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Looks great. What do you do with the leftover egg mix that you dip the brad in?

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67 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 7:27 pm

It was all soaked up! I poured the last tbsp or so on top

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68 Katie August 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I’m LOVING the photos today! The red linen with the light blue dishes made for some glorious photos! And the food looked delicious too, of course. ;)

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69 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats August 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I wish someone would invent healthy butterscotch chips! They would be rich! lol ;)

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70 Alexis (hummusapien) August 30, 2011 at 11:44 pm

your breakfast looks FANTABULOUS!! its 12:43 in the morning and suddenly I really want french toast… :)

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71 Marijke August 31, 2011 at 5:26 am

Oh man I wish I wasn’t at work right now… I need this in my life!

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72 Monika September 9, 2011 at 10:06 am

Your toast looks amazing.

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