Posts Tagged ‘bananas’

caramel banana french toast

In breakfast, brekkie, brunch, culinary experiments, sweet treats, vegetarian on 11.06.11 at 1:08 pm

i think this just might one-up the PB&J sammy.

so i’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try out the citrus-infused caramel spread that i brought home from my culinary travels to quebec this summer. and i can’t believe i waited this long to taste the caramel… it was like heaven on toast.

the citrus-infused caramel paired wonderfully with fresh bananas and this locally-made challah bread from itza bakeshop. it’s a bit of an unconventional french toast with the sunny-side-up egg filling, rather than the egg soaked in the bread. but what a way to do it up right with caramel for sunday brunch!

prep the toast:
– lightly spread unsalted buttter on the outside of 2 thick slices of fresh challah bread (or you can substitute with sourdough)
– melt 1 tsp of unsalted butter in large saucepan on high heat
– add both slices of challah to pan and toast each side until slightly toasted
– remove bread from pan & set aside

– fry 1 large egg (sunny-side-up, yolk intact)
– remove egg from pan & set aside

the filling:
– 1 medium banana (peeled, sliced)
– spread caramel on the inside of each slice of toast
– add a thin layer of ricotta cheese
– add banana slices and sunny-side-up egg (sandwiched in between the toast, reserve some banana slices for topping)

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almond blackberry banana smoothie

In breakfast, brekkie, brunch, culinary experiments, recipe roundup, snacks, sweet treats on 10.24.11 at 8:02 pm

fancy a cup of frothy, fruity, nutty goodness? well, this is just the ticket.

fruit smoothies make for a fantastic breakfast on-the-go — and better yet, you can prepare it the night before. it’s become part of my evening routine when i’m packing lunch for the next day. just make sure you don’t leave the smoothie in the blender overnight… pour the smoothie into a cup with a tight lid and pop it in the fridge. voila! breakfast will be waiting for you at sunrise. :)

blend well:
– 1/2 cup frozen organic blackberries
– 1 ripe banana, sliced into chunks
– 2 heaping tbsp organic plain greek yogurt
– 2/3 cup almond milk
– 1/3 cup water

(tip: i thought i’d try almond milk this time around. but you can easily substitute it with regular skim milk, if you prefer.)

for more yummy smoothie recipes, check these out…

what are some of your fave smoothie blends?

vanilla banana smoothie

In breakfast, brekkie, brunch, culinary experiments, gluten-free, snacks, spa food, sweet treats, vegetarian on 05.10.11 at 5:26 am

fancy a glass full of banana-y vanilla goodness? this simple smoothie is so yummy and great for brekkie on-the-go or a pre-workout snack. enjoy!

blend well:
– 1 ripe banana, sliced into chunks
– 1 cup low-fat organic plain yogurt
– 1/4 cup skim or 1% milk
– 1/2 tsp pure vanilla

(tip: although i’ve never tried almond milk before, i’m guessing that almond milk would pair really nicely with the vanilla & banana flavours. just a thought. :) 

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