French Bananas

Bananes, if you must know. But that’s not what I meant.

Youngest Grandson came to visit the other day, and asked for French Toast. Naturally, I made him some, and there was a smidge of the batter left (egg, milk, vanilla). We also had a banana that was threatening to end it all, so I sliced the banana and dipped the pieces in the batter and fried them in vegan margarine, pouring the remnants of the batter over all.

I put the results in little bowls, and drizzled heated Nutella over.

I’m not entirely certain, but I think I should have put on some cinnamon, as well. What do you think?

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Your character makes breakfast for a child.



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One thought on “French Bananas

  1. Pierre Laberge

    June 7, 2017 at 8:23am

    No Cinnamon?
    NO Cinnamon?

    That is outrageous!

    One must use cinnamon, because well, they keep on growing more!

    To correct the balance of nature, you must make it again, using, of course, twice as much!!!!! cinnamon.

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  2. Dan Antion

    June 7, 2017 at 8:59am

    Is it too cliche to say I’d go ape over that? I like bananas on pancakes and waffles, I think they’d go with french toast or as a surrogate for the toast, all battered and yummy. But, yeah, you missed your shot at perfection by forgetting Cinnamon. Points, but no bonus points.

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      Marian Allen

      June 7, 2017 at 10:13am

      I stand, shamed, in Hell’s Kitchen. By my bad, by my bad, by my most grevious bad.

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  3. joey

    June 7, 2017 at 10:37am

    Meh, I’m a rebel, and I think cinnamon is oft overrated and overpowering, unless we’re talkin about FIREBALLS! Not a big fan of Nutella either. Anyway, YES, I’da eaten it, and my kids woulda been askin you for more! 😛

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      Marian Allen

      June 7, 2017 at 11:17am

      Oh, Charlie and I LOVE Nutella! Can we have yours, if you don’t want it? Thanks!

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      • joey

        June 7, 2017 at 4:44pm

        I do not have any Nutella in the house. If someone leaves some here, shall I forward it to you? lol

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  4. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    June 7, 2017 at 4:49pm

    Allergic to hazelnuts. Means no Nutella. Also, don’t eat carbs. Sounds delicious, though, and my kids would lap it up.

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      Marian Allen

      June 7, 2017 at 5:34pm

      What would be a carb there? The milk, I’m thinking? I have another friend who’s allergic to hazelnuts. I can live without hazelnuts, but I love the flavor — in coffee, in Nutella. That makes NO sense, but it’s true.

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      • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

        June 8, 2017 at 3:20am

        The banana has neither fat nor protein; almost 100% carb. The sugar in the Nutella – lots – 100% carb, and refined, to boot. The hazelnuts have some, but not that much relatively.

        It’s easy to figure out what has carbs – just ask how much protein and fat something is, subtract that, and the rest is pure carbohydrate.

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  5. Deborah

    June 7, 2017 at 5:44pm

    I put cinnamon in the milk mixture along with the eggs, and vanilla, and a bit of sugar.

    I could eat it either way. It has chocolate, and Nutella at that! Nouf said. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      June 7, 2017 at 5:49pm

      I usually sprinkle the cinnamon on later, but Imma hafta start putting it in the mixture, so maybe I won’t FORGET IT NEXT TIME!

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  6. Lisa

    June 9, 2017 at 5:28pm

    I think that your recipe is just perfect the way it is right now! I wouldn’t add anything.
    My mouth is watering right now and cannot wait to do that at home!

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