Recreating Restaurant Meals

One of my favorite things to do is take an unhealthy meal and make it healthy. I love the challenge and honestly believe any indulgent dish can be transformed into something that’s good for you with a little creativity.

The past two times Ryan and I visited his mom in Sarasota we’ve enjoyed breakfast at The Broken Egg.

The Broken Egg

Both times the banana walnut streudel French toast called to us. The dish was sweet and so flavorful, made with doughy bread in a buttermilk and egg batter and topped almonds and whipped cream.

You could literally taste the butter in each bite. It was flippin’ phenomenal! 

I woke up this morning craving this dish and figured I could easily recreate it in a healthier way.

I started by whisking two eggs with 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. I dipped two pieces of whole wheat bread into the egg mixture before cooking them on the griddle.

While the French toast was cooking, I chopped up a banana and quickly cooked it on the griddle as well, which made our apartment smell amazing!

Once everything was done, I topped one piece of French toast with the warm bananas, added the other piece on top and sprinkled the dish with slivered almonds.

Banana Almond Stuffed French Toast

Banana Nutty Goodness

Of course I topped everything with syrup. Buddy the Elf would have loved it! Afterall, according to him, the four main food groups are candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup!

Breakfast is Served

Delicious Bite

 Gotta love a healthy breakfast that tastes indulgent! 😀

Ryan and I are off to take Sadie for a walk before headin’ to church.

Catcha lata!

30 Responses

  1. now that is what i call an amazingly healthy but oh so sinful breakfast 🙂
    love me some french toast!

  2. Seriously I am getting hungry from just looking at this!! Happy Sunday!

  3. I love those “healthy but indulgent” breakfasts! There’s nothing better. And yes, Buddy the Elf would have gone crazy over this (as would I)!!

  4. Now, that looks delicious!!

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it and your food pics!

  5. Um, I want to jump through my computer screen!!

  6. that sounds like a GORGEOUS breakfast! you’re right…something healthful that tastes indulgent is awesome…nothin’ better 🙂

  7. yum – great re-creation!

  8. This look AWESOME- making it NOW for breakfast 😀 Enjoy your day!!!

  9. that looks amazing! the broken egg is a great restaurant… love it!

  10. I love the name The Broken Egg, so cute. Your re-creation looks great, nice job on that one!!

  11. Love it! What a great way to still feel “Indulgent”, but healthy! Love the “elf” reference, that movie cracks me up! It’s ok to watch elf in July, right? He he he

  12. […] believe my eyes. I had to remind myself not to drool…it looked that good. She had created Banana Almond Stuffed French Toast- YUMMMMMM!! As soon as I saw this, my mind was COMPLETELY made […]

  13. French toast is my favorite breakfast ever. It’s hard to imagine that something so sweet and delicious is actually healthy.

  14. Looks fanTASTIC! And I LOVE the Buddy the Elf comment – one of my favorite movies EVER!
    “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color??” 😛

  15. That breakfast looks great! I love french toast but I haven’t had it in forever! And I love your Buddy the Elf reference. That movie has to be in my top favorite movies, it’s so cute and it brings out the kid in everyone I think.

  16. Mmmmm…I had french toast this morning too! It tastes so indulgent but with some swaps like whole grain bread and egg whites it is just as healthy as oatmeal! 🙂

  17. Thanks for sharing this recipe – it looks amazing! I will have to try this very soon!

    Perhaps a dinner this week. 😉

  18. Mmm, looks yummy! And fairly guilt-free, too. 🙂 I like to re-create french toast with bagel sandwiches – egg whites on a bagel (cinnamon raisin!) drizzled with maple syrup. Tastes just like french toast but is quick and easy!

    Love the Elf reference! Buddy the Elf and I would be amazing food friends, and… I just like to smile! Smiling’s my favorite! 🙂

  19. looks amazing!

    What camera are you using?

  20. I pretty much had the same thing for breakfast! Except I didn’t use whole wheat toast 😦 It looks great, though! I didn’t think to put the bananas in between the two pieces of bread but I think that would probably make it even better.

  21. I LOVE the smell of grilled bananas in the morning. =)

  22. mm, I need to come to your place to eat a meal!

  23. I love recreating recipes too! It gives you the comfort foods you crave but are so much more healthier!

  24. Ahh Julie this looks amazing! Such a great idea!

  25. OMG that looks so amazing!! You are the bomb for being so creative and making that sumptuous creation!! Applause Applause!! Seriously, I want to come over for breakfast!! 😉 NOM NOM!!

  26. I made a half-ass version of this yesterday – grilled a banana, slathered some Better ‘N Peanut Butter on a piece of toast, and topped with flax seeds and a little syrup.

    The extra 2 min to french toast-ify mine would have made a world of a difference – but I was super hungry and obv couldn’t wait. 🙂

  27. If I may recommend: Add almond/walnut butter INSIDE the french toast. Add the cooked french toast into a panini press/grill./hot sandwich press etc or just re-dip it in egg mixture, and put the whole thing on the hot pan with a plate on top to squish the top/bottom together. The Almond/walnut butter melts and is phenomenal! Also, adding chocolate chips inside is pretty amazing too!!
    As you can tell… I am hungry for breakfast! lol

  28. […] breakfast for dinner and love using eggs to make healthy meals such as a healthified Egg McMuffin, banana almond-stuffed French toast or French toast strips. Dippy […]

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