Back to the daily grind, huh?  Monday’s always show up too quickly.  Can’t we just have one more day?  I think I need one more day to recover… I am still very sore from the workout.

My Sunday was fantastic.  Minus one thing.  It rained ALL day!  My parents brought over the pressure washer for me and, as planned, I pressure washed the front and back.  I had never pressure washed before so I was a bit nervous doing it all by myself, but (after a couple snafus) I got to work and pressurized away.  Pressure washing rocks!  No more icky moss to speak of and all the rock looks sparkly clean.  Plus I got a punch of algae off the deck.  Next up is the deck!

Before all that fun out in the rain I just had to have breakfast.

While this breakfast looks a little burnt, I can assure it you wasn’t.  The dark color came from a twist on good old french toast.  A chocolate twist.

Interested now?

I knew you would be. Winking smile

I love turning my french toast into a sandwich.  Of course with a banana-egg stuffed inside!  I can’t seem to make french toast without it.

Have you tried the banana-egg yet?  You sure need to.  They’re slightly addicting once you give it a go.  And by slightly, I mean every addicting.  Winking smile As long as you’re a banana fan of course.

There’s a double dose of chocolate twist in this breakfast.  Cocoa powder in the egg dip and grated chocolate on top of the sandwich.

Are you hungry yet? Cause I sure am looking at these pictures again!

Chocolate Twist French Toast Sandwich
stuffed with banana-egg
Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk of your choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1.5 tbsp peanut butter
  • chocolate for grating – about 1 tsp worth (I used unsweetened chocolate but your favorite sweetened chocolate would be perfect on top)

Directions

  1. Coat a large skillet with olive oil spray and place over medium heat on the stove.  In a small bowl mix combine one of the eggs, cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla and milk.
  2. Dip both sides of the bread into the egg mixture and place on the skillet.  Allow to cook on one side for 3-4 minutes, until it’s crispy. Flip and allow to cook for 3 minutes until done.
  3. Mash the banana in a small bowl with the other egg.  Beat the egg and banana together until fully combined.
  4. Once the french toast is done cooking,remove from the skillet and pour the banana-egg mixture into the skillet.  Cook on one side for 3-4 minutes, then flip and allow the egg to finish cooking.
  5. Spread the peanut butter on both pieces of bread.  Add the banana-egg between the 2 slices and grate your chocolate on top.

I won’t lie to you.  It’s good.  Real good.

What’s makes it even better is the great deal I got on bread.

We are lucky enough to have both Franz and Oroweat bakery outlets about 2 miles from out house.  I’ve gone to both and have to say, Oroweat has much better deals.  Check out what I picked up Friday evening.

2 loaves of bread (whole grain with flax and multi-grain)

2 packages of buns (whole wheat and onion)

Now guess how much it all cost me?

….

If you guessed $3.13 then you are right!  Head straight to go and collect $200.

I made sure to go during their ‘happy hour’, which meant I got the onion buns for free (it was one of the the choices on their ‘free loaf’ rack, which I was planning to pick up anyways).  Then instead of going with a specific loaf in mind, I made sure the breads I picked out were around $1 or less.  I could have easily spent more on the loaves, but I’m budget shopping here!

It’s day old bread, but I can assume you most bread in grocery stores is day old too.

Pretty cool huh?

Do you have any bakery outlets near you?  Have you ever had chocolaty french toast?  And tell me, what do you think of my blogs new look?  I felt like it was time for a change and so far I like it!

 

0 thoughts on “A Chocolate Twist”

  1. We have power washing the porches on our to do list! I always feel so good when I get that type of chore done!! And what a sandwich! YUMMMMM.

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