Lazy Summer Breakfasts – Recipe: Peanut Butter Nutella Bagel French Toast with Strawberries and Bananas

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The littles are not huge breakfast eaters.  They prefer cereal or smoothies, and I am great with that most days.  It is easy, and sometimes easy is good.

There are other days when I want something a little different.  Today was one of those days.

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I checked the pantry and refrigerator and decided to create something new.

Bagel thins, peanut butter, Nutella, strawberries, and bananas were all calling me to make them into French toast.  And, I am so glad that they did.  While the littles were happily eating their cereal, I was enjoying a special mommy breakfast, complete with a fancy cup of tea.

Peanut Butter Nutella Bagel French Toast with Strawberries and Bananas

Peanut Butter Nutella Bagel French Toast with Strawberries and Bananas

Ingredients

Bagel thins

3 tablespoons butter

2 eggs

1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 banana, sliced

5-6 strawberries, sliced

1 tablespoon peanut butter, per serving of French toast

1 tablespoon Nutella, per serving of French toast

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the egg, whipping cream, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Add butter to skillet or large cooking pan and heat over medium high heat. Make sure the melted butter covers the entire pan.
  3. Place the bagel thins into the milk mixture. Dip both sides into the mixture.
  4. Put the bagels into the skillet. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, until the milk mixture has hardened around it.
  5. Place the bagels slices onto a cutting board.
  6. Spread one side of one bagel thin half with peanut butter.
  7. Add the banana slices to the top.
  8. Place another bagel thin half on top of the bananas.
  9. Spread Nutella on that slice, and top with the strawberries.
  10. Sprinkle powdered sugar all over it. Serve with extra bananas and strawberries.
http://cookingformykids.com/2012/07/17/lazy-summer-breakfasts-recipe-peanut-butter-nutella-bagel-french-toast-with-strawberries-and-bananas/

Summer Fun: Making Smoothies – Recipe: Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

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As I have mentioned a few times, we are trying to make different smoothies each week.

When Gabriel did not feel well Wednesday morning, a smoothie is exactly what he wanted for breakfast.

I was not sure what all I had for smoothies, and I knew that I had a very small amount of yogurt.  It turns out that yogurt is not an essential ingredient because the smoothies turned out great, our favorite ones yet.

Summer Fun: Making Smoothies – Recipe: Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

Summer Fun: Making Smoothies – Recipe: Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

Ingredients

10 ounce package of frozen Strawberry Papaya Mango

1/4 cup yogurt

1 cup orange juice

1 cup pineapple juice

1/4 cup sugar or honey

Instructions

  1. Add the frozen fruit, yogurt, and juice to the blender.
  2. Sprinkle on the sugar or honey.
  3. Blend until smooth.
http://cookingformykids.com/2012/06/24/summer-fun-making-smoothies-recipe-strawberry-papaya-smoothie/

Summer Fun: Making Smoothies – Recipe: Lime, Mango, Banana Smoothie

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We are trying out different smoothies each week so that we can keep track of them and determine our favorites.

When Gabriel woke up feeling under the weather this week, the one thing that sounded good to him was a smoothie.  His only request was that it have banana in it.

So, I got to work on our latest creation.  We thought that it turned out really good…so good that he requested it the next morning, too.  That is always the definition of a recipe success in my book.

Lime, Mango, Banana Smoothie

Lime, Mango, Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

1/4 cup lime sherbet

1 banana

1 small mango

1 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons sugar or honey (you can easily omit or reduce this)

Instructions

  1. Add the yogurt and sherbet to the blender.
  2. Add in the banana and mango.
  3. Pour the orange juice over the top.
  4. Sprinkle on the sugar or honey.
  5. Blend until smooth.
http://cookingformykids.com/2012/06/13/summer-fun-making-smoothies-recipe-lime-mango-banana-smoothie/