Friday, April 9, 2010

Breakfast Tomorrow - The Monte Elvis

I just adapted someone else's breakfast recipe for snack (mainly because I only wanted to use one pan - be sure to click through because she has a lot of yummy looking recipes), and if we were going to be here* in the morning this is totally what I would be making for breakfast.

Monte Elvis (get it?)

4 pieces of bread (I used Aunt Millie's light for the calorie info - 35 cals/slice)
2 bananas
2 tsp honey
2 tbsp peanut butter (optional)
1 egg
splash milk
Pam spray

Mix the egg and the milk like you do for French toast, because that's pretty much what we're making here.  Peel each banana and slice it in half, then slice each half in half long-ways, so you have four long, skinny banana quarters from each banana.  Spray a pan with Pam and heat it over medium heat.  Dredge ONLY ONE SIDE of the bread through the egg/milk mixture, and put it wet-side-down in the pan.  Arrange the banana slices on top of the bread (I could only fit 3/4 of each banana on each piece of bread, so I just ate the other 1/4). 

Drizzle about a teaspoon of honey over the bananas, and sprinkle them with cinnamon. 

If you choose to use peanut butter, spread a thin layer over one side of the second piece of bread, then dredge the other side of that piece of bread through the egg and milk, and place it on top so that the peanut butter is touching the bananas.  If not, just dredge one side of the bread through the egg and put it, wet-side-up, on top of the bananas.

Once the bottom piece of bread is browned, carefully flip the whole sandwich over and cook the other slice of bread.

Serve warm.  Syrup not necessary.

This could be adapted to just about any filling - I'm thinking that I might caramelize some apples and try that, too.  YUM!

Makes 2 servings.


Aunt Millie's Light Bread - 35 calories/slice = 70 calories/serving
Egg - 70 calories = 35 calories/serving.  I had some egg mixture leftover, so I just figured that the amount of milk was negligible.  No need to be perfect
Banana - one medium = 105 calories
Honey - 1 tsp = 20 calories
Cinnamon - free
Peanut butter (Jif) - 1 tbsp = 90 calories

Total calories in one sandwich without peanut butter - 230.  Fat grams (according to 3.3.
Total calories in one sandwich with peanut butter - 320.  Fat grams (same) 11.3 (holy carp!  Who knew peanut butter had that much fat??!!).

*We have a big dog and a house sitter.

1 comment:

Jessi said...

Oh my, that sounds so good!