Banana Bread French Toast with Caramelized Bananas (Gluten Free, Paleo + Dairy Free)

This Banana Bread French Toast is topped with caramelized bananas for a banana lover’s delight! This gluten-free, Paleo, and dairy-free french toast is sure to satisfy your breakfast and brunch cravings.

This Banana Bread French Toast is topped with caramelized bananas for a banana lover's delight! This gluten-free, Paleo, and dairy-free french toast is sure to satisfy your breakfast and brunch cravings.Calling all banana lovers! This post was made for you. If you’re not a banana fan – sorry, but you’re probably going to want to skip this one, because today is going to be full of delicious banana goodness.

French toast is getting a major upgrade right now, and all we had to do was switch out regular bread for one of my other favorite types of bread: banana bread! Sure, it requires making a batch of banana bread, but trust me friends: it’s so worth it. [Read more…]

Monte Cristo Pancakes

Ever had a monte cristo sandwich? You’ve never had one like this – these Monte Cristo Pancakes have pancakes instead of bread, with a filling of ham, cheese, and raspberry jam.

Ever had a monte cristo sandwich? You've never had one like this - these Monte Cristo Pancakes have pancakes instead of bread, with a filling of ham, cheese, and raspberry jam.

I’ve had quite a few phenomenal monte cristos in my day. There’s something about the salty/savory combined with the sweet that draws me to the dish, and I’ve ordered it at many brunches – the sandwich at Milk in Barcelona is amazing, and Dirty Oscar’s Annex in Tacoma, Washington also makes a great one.

Traditionally, a monte cristo is a sandwich of ham, a good melting cheese (typically gruyere), and jam. The whole sandwich is then dipped in a french toast-like egg wash, and grilled to melt the cheese and griddle the bread. Sometimes, it gets a good sprinkle of powdered sugar as well. [Read more…]

Elvis Pancakes

These Elvis Pancakes are banana peanut butter pancakes stuffed with peanut butter and bacon. These are the ultimate breakfast treat – made with only 4 ingredients!

These Elvis Pancakes are banana peanut butter pancakes stuffed with peanut butter and bacon. These are the ultimate breakfast treat - made with only 4 ingredients!I’ve repeated over and over how much I love peanut butter and chocolate, but recently I’ve found a new, slightly more taboo love: peanut butter and bacon. Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it! If you have indeed tried it, you’re probably singing the praises of this delicious combination right along with me – aren’t you?!

If you haven’t tried it, let me set the scene: when creamy, drippy peanut butter meets crunchy bacon, the salty, nutty smoothness of the peanut butter perfectly compliments the smoky bacon. They’re both strong tastes, but they work harmoniously to create a delicious burst of flavor in your mouth. It’s such a scrumptious combo, on toast or in a sandwich, or especially…in these pancakes.

These Elvis Pancakes are banana peanut butter pancakes stuffed with peanut butter and bacon. These are the ultimate breakfast treat - made with only 4 ingredients! [Read more…]

Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffles

This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!

This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!Well, it’s done. Yesterday was my last day of college classes. All I have left to do now is finish my finals (all of which are take home exams – thank you professors!!) and graduate. That’s it. It’s surreal.

As for the post grad part, it looks like I’ll be heading back down to San Diego again! Doing what is to be determined, but I am ditching the clouds and rain of the Pacific Northwest and heading back to the sunshine. I’m definitely going to miss the rain and the clouds though, and the city, and my college campus. [Read more…]

Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

This easy recipe for Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes is a healthy and delicious breakfast that is gluten-free and full of protein!

This easy recipe for Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes is a healthy and delicious breakfast that is gluten-free and full of protein!Who doesn’t love a good stack of pancakes? If you don’t, well, we can’t be friends anymore.

Hopefully we’re still friends, and you’re still here, because if you are…you’re going to love these pancakes.

And guess what? If you are for some reason not into either peanut butter, banana, or chocolate chips, I have a giveaway where you can win an e-cookbook called Stack’d that has over 30 recipes for amazing protein pancakes. This e-cookbook was written by a lovely girl named Jessica, and it is available on Amazon for only $3.49! [Read more…]