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!