Banana Hot Dogs + Fries


From the moment I bought these buns I’ve been waiting to make this breakfast – the timing had to be right :) Those who like PB+Banana sandwiches should consider hot dog buns – no banana slicing necessary or slippery slices sliding out of the sandwich!

I love these buns! They come frozen (as most Food for Life breads do) and there are some hard spots on some of them from the freezing process, but overall they are delicious, filling, voluminous and super healthy. They are also on the dry side, but I’ve found 15 seconds in the microwave makes them chewy and moist again.

The ketchup and mustard really topped off the sandwich!

  • Food For Life Hot Dog Bun
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Almond Butter
  • Banana


Mango fries. I’ve found the best way to “deal” with mangoes is to peel them with a veggie peeler and then cut off the fruit in big slices. All the criss-cross dicing methods waste too much flesh on the skin and it’s hard to get strips that way.


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1 Mary May 3, 2008 at 9:59 pm

I came to visit via Michele’s blog and am so glad I did. This looks and sounds delicious. I am not a banana and PB person, but hubby is and this would be perfect. I would enjoy the banana and bread and also the mango fries.

Off to explore some more of Michele’s links. Thanks for sharing.



2 Michele - Writing the Cyber Highway May 4, 2008 at 11:35 am

Hi Kath!

Mary is referring to me in the above comment. :-) I’ve been lurking since I discovered your awesome blog recently and I featured this blog and a little about your weight loss/healthy recipes with my readers this weekend. My blog is writing-related but since it’s the weekend I jumped off topic and talked about FOOD.

I’ve really been enjoying the great recipes I find here and your enthusiasm for life is simply infectious!

Just thought I’d clarify for you so you didn’t have to wonder, “who’s Michele”?

I still haven’t tried this banana hot dog and fries yet, but I look forward to it. I’m a vegetarian so this is a twist on the hot dog/fries combo I had never thought of before!



3 hafidh alawi September 30, 2013 at 9:11 am

Back home that they way we used to eat banana with bread or ban with butter and bread. Even you can try with peanut butter soo good. My wife from Jamaica I ask to try it but she don’t like it even to test.But I never try with jam.But I will try .


4 Kath May 4, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Michele ,
Thanks for filling me in!! I figured I just had a reader named Michele :) Glad you’re finding the blog helpful!



5 bean May 5, 2008 at 3:24 pm

this looks perfect for the kid! I just bought some mangoes too! But, what kind of bread is that you are using?


6 Kath May 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Food for Life brand sprouted grain hot dog buns.



7 JAck Shreve May 6, 2008 at 6:05 am

This looked so good I think I gained 5 lbs just reading it


8 Jenna May 6, 2008 at 10:14 am

Goodness gracious — I am starving and that looks so wonderful! : ]

Thanks for sharing!


9 Ben May 6, 2008 at 2:15 pm

The Coffee has jesus in it


10 Chad April 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm



11 Mallory May 6, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Heh. What you really have to try is a banana and nutella sandwich, on brown toast.

Absolutely the best.


12 Sara D. May 6, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Looks really Yummy!

My son would love this!!

-Sara D.

Ps, I see Jesus too!!


13 tkm May 7, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Ketchup, mustard, and bananas on defrosted hard bread gross.


14 Rikki April 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Your silly. Its not REAL Ketchup and mustard, its Peanut Butter and Jelly! and she said you microwave up the bread to make it soft… I think it sounds really good :)


15 Courtney May 7, 2008 at 7:15 pm

This looks wonderful. I love mango!
And as a side note, my sister is graduating from Winthrop this coming weekend.


16 Nara May 7, 2008 at 10:46 pm

Looks goooooood. I’m not big on that kind of stuff but minus the mustard and ketchup…it looks deee-lish. and yeah, i see Jesus in the coffee tooo…hehe


17 Kath May 8, 2008 at 4:24 am

You guys realize that’s not really ketchup and mustard…..right?? It’s almond butter and raspberry jam.



18 Mark March 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I don’t think they relize it’s Peanut Butter and jelly, not ketchup and mustard.
It looks delisious to me and I can’t wait to try it. Can you tell me the name of the bread please?

Thank you.

P.S. Nice Blog…


19 KathEats March 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Thanks Mark! It’s an Ezekiel hot dog bun :)


20 Mandi May 8, 2008 at 11:33 am

It would be nice if there was an actual recipe…


21 Buggle May 8, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Those pictures were totally photoshopped. You can tell. Nice try though.


22 Buggle May 8, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Btw, thats not Jesus, its Che Guevara


23 CyanideButterflies May 9, 2008 at 2:42 pm

They aren’t photoshopped.
But they look tasty as hell.


24 bean May 9, 2008 at 3:47 pm



25 cribcat May 10, 2008 at 12:24 am

Holy carp. that looks so yess.


26 Antonio May 10, 2008 at 2:11 pm

che schifo


27 Seth May 10, 2008 at 4:50 pm

looks disgusting, frankly, but probably tastes good.


28 patty May 12, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Whoa! It must taste better than it looks.


29 devon May 12, 2008 at 1:49 pm

one of those “why didn’t I think of that” snacks

love it


30 tylor May 12, 2008 at 1:51 pm

photoshopped? to what end? it’s not as though shoving a banana instead of some hog anus in the bun is really otherwordly. crazy commenters.

imo, it looks pretty bad – the mango fries are a nifty touch though!


31 christine May 12, 2008 at 5:32 pm

my 6 yr old will love your bananna hotdog!!!!


32 christine May 12, 2008 at 10:01 pm

can you make a grocery list on what to buy on monday to start to fill my pantry with staples for this diet and then can you include a list for what i need for this weeks meals..please allow me 4 weeks to fill my pantry with food sometimes i procrastinate :) i am just kidding but a list of staples would really help peace out


33 christine May 12, 2008 at 10:05 pm

p.s. i see skelator in the beverage


34 Foodaholic May 16, 2008 at 1:08 pm

That would be so cute for a birthday party. Great idea!


35 Shannon May 19, 2008 at 6:00 pm

This has got to be one of the best things that I have seen done with food in a long time! I am always looking for unique snack ideas for my four children (and I love to torture them with the names!). I will definitely try this out! All of my kiddos love bananas and mangos!! What a healthy and SO CREATIVE snack!


36 Anka May 24, 2008 at 7:04 am

Inspired by Marge Simpson? Very clever- mango fries!


37 Chris May 24, 2008 at 12:10 pm

That is sick…why add the ketchup?


38 Mark March 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

OMG. will you look a little closer. It is Peanut Butter and jelly…. Not Ketchup and mustard…


39 May 24, 2008 at 12:12 pm

do they do a apple cheeseburger also..


40 Ryane May 24, 2008 at 3:44 pm

This is definitely the most random, but entertaining, thread of comments on this blog… but seriously, Kath, what ARE you doing photoshopping Jesus into your coffee??

; )

BTW, there should def be another theme week soon, I loved all the kidsy-creative breakfasts!


41 Tipster May 26, 2008 at 2:56 am

You know, making your own bread is really easy and its way healthier then anything you can get in a store.


42 Ellie May 28, 2008 at 9:28 am

Awesome blog, just passed across it yesterday. Love the playful “hot dog” do you know Joost Elffers? “play with your food” is his book of photos of veggies that look suspciously like rabbits and elephants! such fun!


43 Kailey Proctor August 13, 2008 at 8:29 am

i tried this for breakfast yesterday (without the mango) and it filled me up for hours!! And the peanut butter and jelly tasted great with the banana. Great idea Kath!


44 Jazzy December 26, 2008 at 1:54 am

I am definitely going to try this, uber creative and looks tasty!


45 Amy January 7, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Hi Kath! I just came across your blog today and am so glad I did. You have a lot of great ideas that I am very excited to try. I run an in home daycare and can’t wait to make this recipe for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing. I also read every single comment and have had a good laugh for the day. Thanks again for sharing your thought and ideas.


46 Jenn (eating bender) January 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Thanks for linking to this post on your lunch post today (Jan 22). It was absolutely hilarious to read that some people are SILLY (trying to be polite) enough to think that 1) that is actually ketchup and mustard and 2) your pictures are photoshopped.

I remember this meal quite well and I still think it’s a great idea! I haven’t been able to find the hot dog buns yet – that’s the only thing holding me back :)

That said, it definitely looks like there is a person in your coffee! I think I prefer the taste of chandelier coffee, though 😉 Hope you have a great day, Kath!!


47 caitlin January 22, 2009 at 5:14 pm

hahahah god those old comments were really funny. people are so stupid. sorry, but its true.



48 abby January 22, 2009 at 9:47 pm

coolie! since I don’t like meat (red), this is good alternative to hotdogs 😉


49 Didn't look like Jesus to me February 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm

@ Ben- it’s not jesus
@ Buggle- it’s not Che Guevara
@ christine- it’s not skelator, either.

It’s the grim reaper! And it’s totally SHOPPED!
Photo shopped, I’ve seen hundreds of them in my day. I can tell by the pixels!

LMAO. Okay I’m sorry, looks good, really!


50 Jessica February 25, 2009 at 5:18 am

What cute idea. Looks delicious too!!


51 Maeve March 1, 2009 at 1:23 am

Sorry guys, it’s bleeding gums murphy in the mug


52 Michelle March 15, 2009 at 10:36 pm

great idea!


53 Anna May 5, 2009 at 7:22 pm

This sounds yummy.

I’m seriously cracking up at all of the people who think you really put ketchup and mustard on a banana! LOL.


54 Donna-Lou September 8, 2009 at 9:20 am

Why didn’t I know about this when my grandchildren were visiting this summer? Fantastic idea. Give us more!!


55 Vanessa January 15, 2010 at 9:02 am

This looks delicious! It would be such a fun breakfast to make for kids! Right, now I have your baked banana oatmeal in the oven and I’m super excited to try it! I’m so glad I stumbled on your blog!
I plan on linking you to my blog today.
Thanks so much!


56 Miranda May 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm

OMG! thanks for this idea, I was looking for something fun and healthy to spice up lunch for my little ones i’m going to do the banana hotdog but with carrots along with the mango


57 Ashley September 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm

This is amazing. The end.


58 Jesyka February 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

This pleases me to no. end.


59 Lindsey February 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

This is absolutely adorable:) very clever idea!


60 Alanna February 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I am totally crushing on your site. I love your recipes. are very creative!! Excellent job. I see some great party food here for my clients. Thank you.


61 erin May 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

this is adorable! makes me wish i didn’t already eat breakfast >.<!


62 EmilyAK July 10, 2012 at 8:11 am

This is such a cute idea! I can see little kids getting really excited about it. I adore your creative breakfast ideas.


63 Daniela @ foodrecipeshq August 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Is this real food? Fries at breakfast?! Uhm… I don’t know…


64 KathEats August 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Mango fries = absolutely!


65 Daniela @ food recipes HQ August 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I see. What’s on top? Add the ingredients please! Thanks :)


66 KathEats August 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Updated the post – jam and almond butter


67 amber August 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

i have to say this is such a great idea! My kids get sick of cereal & eggs every day. It’s awesome to find healthy ideas that will be fun to eat for me, kids & dad!! thanks!


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