French Toast Sundae

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While laying in bed, trying to fall asleep, I thought up this delicious breakfast recipe:


This breakfast treat proves that decadent doesn’t mean unhealthy!  And it reminds me so much of an ice cream and brownie sundae – with a special surprise in the middle.  The baking process for the French toast makes it crunchy, not chewy as it would be if you cooked it on the griddle.


French Toast Sundae




  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 serving Banana Soft Serve
  • Cocoa powder
  • Honey
  • Cherry on top!




  • Preheat oven to 375 and grease bottom of glass casserole dish
  • Beat eggs in a shallow dish
  • Dredge one piece of bread in the egg mix as you normally would for French toast
  • Place on dish and top with almond butter


  • Repeat process with second piece of bread, placing on top of the first and pouring any leftover egg mix over the bread.


  • Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until top is firm.
  • Remove from dish, plate, top with banana soft serve.
  • To make chocolate sauce, combine honey and cocoa powder in a small bowl until it mixes thoroughly.  Pour on top of sundae.
  • Top with a cherry and enjoy!


A perfect way to start a hectic day!


And I’m OFF!



  • tanyasDaily ProductViews July 28, 2010, 9:38 am

    That looks like desert!

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) July 28, 2010, 9:39 am

    ahh stop posting such delicious eats after i’ve already had my breakfast…its making me jealous! 😛

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 28, 2010, 9:40 am

    That is one of the most amazing looking breakfasts I have ever seen! Good gosh!

  • Laura July 28, 2010, 9:41 am

    Next time try it with a little cream cheese and jam in the middle… delish!

  • Nicole @ Making Good Choices July 28, 2010, 9:41 am

    I especially love the cherry on top, it really makes it look like dessert. I’m hungry again now!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story July 28, 2010, 9:42 am

    Holy nom, nom, nom.

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin July 28, 2010, 9:42 am

    Wowza that looks incredible! I love the fresh cherry on top!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg July 28, 2010, 9:43 am

    Mmmm, I have not had French toast in SO long! This looks awesome!

  • Little Bookworm July 28, 2010, 9:43 am

    Your breakfast looks great! Hope you have a good day!

  • Mary & Christina (Sisters Running the Kitchen) July 28, 2010, 9:47 am

    Yummm…. I love the use of banana whip for breakfast!!

  • megan July 28, 2010, 9:48 am

    yum…I’m inspired by you to start putting effort into breakfast in the morning! although it would be hard to give up eating breakfast at easy, and a nice break in the morning too 🙂

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) July 28, 2010, 9:55 am

    YUM! That definitely looks like something I’d make during the weekend when I have a bit more time.

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers July 28, 2010, 9:56 am

    holy guacamoleeeeee!this looks like something you could order at a gourmet breakfast place… like one of those fancy hotel breakfasts i can never afford. YUM! you’re so creative!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! July 28, 2010, 10:01 am

    What an AMAZING breakfast, as always, you always have good ones……..wish I had time in the a.m. to do the same, only on Sunday’s for me!

  • Sarah for Real July 28, 2010, 10:04 am

    Oh that’s so pretty! Can I ask why you don’t ever use milk in your french toast dredging mix?

    • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday July 28, 2010, 10:08 am

      Yeah, I’ve never made french toast without milk. I wonder how that would change the texture.

    • caitlin July 28, 2010, 10:20 am

      I’ve never made FT with milk! LOL I dunno – just a preference thing?

      • Sarah for Real July 28, 2010, 10:39 am

        Hmm I was reading about it in Wikipedia. “In the United Kingdom it is often savory and known as “eggy bread” or “Gypsy toast” or “bread dipped in egg” in South East Wales.” They make it sound like the dairy part is an American thing, and totally optional. I know you’re pretty close to all things UK so maybe that’s it! 😉

  • Daniel July 28, 2010, 10:06 am

    Why is it that I always find really delicious looking breakfast recipes either during or after I’ve eaten my own breakfast? 😛 This looks delicious, I’ll have to give it a try.

    Your shots of it are really nice too!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit July 28, 2010, 10:08 am


  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman July 28, 2010, 10:10 am

    That looks a million times better than the oatmeal I had this morning. It looks really indulgent, yet sounds healthy. My kinda breakfast.

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 28, 2010, 10:15 am

    What a great recipe. I haven’t thought of baking french toast before, excellent idea. 🙂

  • Stina @ Girl Can July 28, 2010, 10:16 am

    OMG! That looks amazing! I must make this as soon as possible.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) July 28, 2010, 10:16 am

    oh wow…that doesn’t look healthy at all but it’s great to know that it is!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) July 28, 2010, 10:18 am

    That is a BRILLIANT breakfast idea!

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy July 28, 2010, 10:18 am

    Are you kidding me???

    I’m considering leaving work right now, going home, and do it!

  • Marie July 28, 2010, 10:19 am

    Yum this definitely looks like dessert! I can’t wait to try this 🙂

  • Sammi July 28, 2010, 10:19 am

    Oh my gosh Caitlin!!! Must buy bananas, cherries and cocoa powder asap. That looks absolutely incredible!

    By the way, I’m heading over to the mall later today and I’m going to see if they have operation beautiful yet when I get there!

    • caitlin July 28, 2010, 10:21 am

      Thank you!

  • Camille July 28, 2010, 10:22 am

    I love when you post these unique breakfasts! What a wonderful way to start the day!

  • Keri July 28, 2010, 10:24 am

    Best idea I have ever read EVER! Totally going to try it tomorrow 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 28, 2010, 10:24 am

    Anything a la mode in the morning just makes you start your day off right! Have a great one!

  • Gracie (complicated day) July 28, 2010, 10:27 am

    You have such creative breakfasts. If I veer off the whole wheat with pb path I feel brave.

  • stephanie@Avocado Nation July 28, 2010, 10:29 am

    You know, I have never had french toast. Weird, right? Maybe I should try it today? It looks delicious!!

  • emily July 28, 2010, 10:33 am

    Omg! I don’t think it would be an overstatement to say I NEED that!

  • Amelia July 28, 2010, 10:34 am

    Wow. Love the sauce drizzled on the top for an extra touch.

  • Wei-Wei July 28, 2010, 10:38 am

    Oh, wow! You’re so creative with your breakfasts! Not surprising, since it’s probably your (and your readers’ too) favourite meal of the day!

    Wei Wei

  • Jaime Runs July 28, 2010, 10:39 am

    This looks like a decadent dessert!

  • ashleigh July 28, 2010, 10:48 am

    Ok that is just crazy! that looks like a real sundae and is actually filled with a ton of good for you ingredients!

    My favorite part is the cherry on top.. too cute!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries July 28, 2010, 10:48 am

    Wow! Just wow!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 28, 2010, 10:49 am

    I love French Toast! I was craving it this morning, but I didn’t have enough time before I had to rush off to my nannying job. It looks wonderful though!

  • shannon (the daily balance) July 28, 2010, 10:50 am

    and i thought you had outdone yourself with the banana truffles! THIS looks to.die.for. thank you, you little genius, for bringing this into my life 😉

  • Shannon July 28, 2010, 10:53 am

    That sounds & looks AMAZING!!! I’m going to make it as a breakfast treat for my husband’s bday – he loves breakfast more than any other meal!

  • chelsey July 28, 2010, 10:54 am

    oh my goodness – caitlin, you just rocked my world. this looks absoultely awesome!!!!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete July 28, 2010, 10:54 am

    What a beautiful breakfast! Sometimes I just love something sweet for breakfast, but this looks like it would actually keep me full for a few hours. Banana soft serve is the best!

  • Kelly July 28, 2010, 11:13 am

    mmmm banana soft serve makes everything better!!! 🙂

  • Julz @ freshman5k July 28, 2010, 11:14 am

    OH MY GOSH, that’s amazing. I had an almond butter and banana sandwich for lunch yesterday, so maybe I’ll try this recipe today!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 28, 2010, 11:16 am

    Holy moly does this look amazing!! French toast has been popping up all over the blogosphere lately. I love that with the exception of the egg (easy fix) it’s already vegan! Yum!

  • Lauri July 28, 2010, 11:16 am

    That looks amazing! I still need to try making the banana soft serve – yum! Question for you – Do you have a recommendation for a yummy tasting, relatively inexpensive and low calorie chocolate protein powder? Thanks!

    • caitlin July 28, 2010, 11:18 am

      I’m not really into chocolate flavored protein powders, so unfortunately I do not 🙁

  • jayme (cars&carbs) July 28, 2010, 11:17 am

    goodness gracious.

    this looks like it came right out of a dream i didn’t know i had yet.
    thank you for realizing my subconscious breakfast dreams. 🙂
    awesome idea!

  • Jenny July 28, 2010, 11:20 am

    YUM!! Thanks for creating/sharing this!!

  • Run Sarah July 28, 2010, 11:23 am

    That looks WONDERFUL! A perfect breakfast to make when guests are over, too.

  • Kacy July 28, 2010, 11:26 am

    Seriously? That is mind-blowing.

  • D July 28, 2010, 11:30 am

    I’m out sick from work today so I thought I would walk over to Borders to read some magazines, and I picked up your book to read as well! I’ve got it next to me right now 🙂

    I’m a just-graduated-college-intern with a just-graduated-college pay check, so forgive me for not purchasing a copy, but I will leave it out in the cafe for someone else to look through! It’s awesome, congratulations. I was a lit and language student so I understand the dream of seeing your name in print. Can’t wait to find out what the next book is!

    • caitlin July 28, 2010, 11:33 am

      Thank you for reading it!!! that means a lot 🙂

  • Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews July 28, 2010, 11:31 am

    Yum! Dessert for breakfast!

    Also, I have 8 giveaways going on on my blog right now if anyone is interested!

  • Cheryl July 28, 2010, 11:41 am

    Your a genious, you know that right?

  • Cheryl July 28, 2010, 11:41 am

    Your a genious, you know that right?

  • Kelly July 28, 2010, 11:49 am

    Wow that looks amazingly good. Good thing it’s lunch time right now or I would have had to go get a snack.

  • Katie Carso July 28, 2010, 12:00 pm

    This looks amazing! I say you create a cookbook next!!!!

    COngrats on Operation Beautiful!!!!!!!!

  • Katie Carso July 28, 2010, 12:01 pm

    Congrats on Operation Beautiful!!!

    I say cookbook next!!! This looks amazing!!!

  • Jolene ( July 28, 2010, 12:01 pm

    I have never been more happy to have not eaten breakfast yet. I am going into my kitchen to make this NOW. I will post about it later today 🙂

  • Heather I. July 28, 2010, 12:04 pm

    I totally second the above poster saying you need to write a cookbook. This dish is ingenious, thanks for the awesome recipe!!

  • Alexis {Mission: Ambition} July 28, 2010, 12:04 pm

    This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

  • bee @ in ten days July 28, 2010, 12:10 pm

    that first picture is awesome! one of the best food pics i’ve seen on your blog so far (and i’ve been reading for a couple years now, haha)

    • caitlin July 28, 2010, 12:20 pm


  • Mary (A Merry Life) July 28, 2010, 12:14 pm

    That looks so beyond amazing. My mouth is watering because of that first picture. YUM.

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black July 28, 2010, 12:17 pm

    Amazing… I am hungry now…

  • Angela July 28, 2010, 12:22 pm

    Holy beejezus! That looks amazing. I’m practically drooling at my desk. I wish I had that breakfast 🙂

  • Cara July 28, 2010, 12:23 pm

    Wow that looks awesome. I want to make that right this very moment.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 28, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Oh my gosh, that looks even better than a real sundae! I love all your creative breakfast ideas. 😀

  • Danielle (Runs on Green) July 28, 2010, 12:41 pm

    This def. looks decadent. I actually never crave dessert-like things in the morning but it would sure make a good lunch/dinner 🙂

  • sarah @ the pajama chef July 28, 2010, 12:44 pm

    looks amazing. and so healthy! wow 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) July 28, 2010, 12:48 pm

    This is all I could think of doing after my friend Jen suggested she was going to eat banana soft serve for breakfast. Much more healthy than traditional french toast or waffles.

  • Lauren July 28, 2010, 12:53 pm

    Such a great idea!

  • Lizzy July 28, 2010, 12:55 pm

    totally say you posted on twitter that you need some fashion help. welll i just so happen to love fashion and i subscribe to alot of fashion blogs. check this one out that i read daily.

    she documents her daily outfit here. so maybe you’ll get some great ideas on outfits to wear for NYC! Hope this helps!!! Can’t wait to hear you promoting Operation Beautiful on The Today Show!

  • Lisa July 28, 2010, 12:56 pm

    That looks decadent!

  • Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) July 28, 2010, 12:57 pm

    this looks amazing! I love how you make every meal beautiful!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 28, 2010, 12:59 pm

    That looks like the best breakfast I have ever seen!!

  • Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) July 28, 2010, 1:00 pm

    why do your b-fast eats always turn out SOOO good!?! i’ve already had b-fast, and now want more! =0) thanks for pointing out the director of GOTR in the last post! i will definitely be looking into getting in with that organization! it is such a fantastic group!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit July 28, 2010, 1:04 pm

    oh my that’s quite a breakfast!! Wish it was mine 🙂 I’m obsessed with banana soft serve.

  • Rose July 28, 2010, 1:05 pm

    This is how EVERYONE should start their days!

  • Charlene July 28, 2010, 1:06 pm

    YUM! That looks delish! I can’t wait to make that for breakfast this weekend!

  • Ashley July 28, 2010, 1:07 pm

    That looks amazing! Do you use two bananas to make the soft serve? I’m not sure I could eat two bananas at breakfast, have you tried to make it with one?

    • caitlin July 28, 2010, 1:22 pm

      You need to use two bananas to make the SS or the food processor doesn’t really do it’s job. But 1 serving = 1 banana or half of the SS.

      • Jolene ( July 29, 2010, 1:59 am

        I use 1 banana in my Vita-Mix, and as long as I use a tablespoon or 2 of almond milk in with it, it is perfect!! Sometimes I add frozen berries in as well.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople July 28, 2010, 1:15 pm

    That looks beautiful! I don’t know if I could eat it. Although after the first bite, I’d probably stop caring about how good it looked.

  • Grapeful July 28, 2010, 1:20 pm

    OMG that looks so delicious. I am so inspired that I will be attempting to make this the first chance I get this weekend!

  • Tina July 28, 2010, 1:21 pm

    Genius! And thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved being able to support you and operation beautiful.

  • Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life July 28, 2010, 1:32 pm

    That breakfast looks too amazing!!! And with the hidden almond butter surprise in the middle…classic!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) July 28, 2010, 2:40 pm

    I’m seriously at a loss for words over your breakfast. It looks beyond incredible. I will be making this tomorrow morning, mark my words. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Jessica @ Rawtumn July 28, 2010, 2:43 pm

    Pure brilliance! I have been craving french toast lately but I’ve never seen it baked in the oven. I’d love for it to be more crispy than usual so that’s perfect. I’ll have to try this, thanks for sharing!

  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 28, 2010, 3:04 pm

    Yep, I agree, that does look like the perfect start to the day!!

  • eri July 28, 2010, 3:18 pm

    omg. that looks way too good to be healthy for you! hahahaha! i have to try it this weekend!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous July 28, 2010, 3:20 pm

    Heaven help me, you’re a genius! This looks DELISH!!

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run July 28, 2010, 5:11 pm

    wow. that looks insanely delicious!

  • Wendy July 28, 2010, 5:17 pm

    Genius. Thanks so much for sharing! Slurp!!!!

  • eatingRD July 28, 2010, 7:12 pm

    oh my goodness, that’s your signature dish! looks like perfection 🙂

  • Nicci July 28, 2010, 7:23 pm

    What a fun and healthy way to eat breakfast! Love the recipe

  • MegaNerd July 28, 2010, 7:47 pm

    Will you make me an epic breakfast like that when I come visit you!? 🙂

  • Niki (Running in Pink) July 28, 2010, 8:24 pm

    Wow. That is probably one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Can’t wait to try this!!

  • Stacey@ July 28, 2010, 8:44 pm

    What a great idea, looks so good. I love things that are healthy decadent. 🙂

  • Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life July 28, 2010, 10:17 pm

    Wow, Wow, Wow…totally making this tomorrow!!

  • Lorin July 29, 2010, 12:09 am

    Wow, I am making this tommorow as the person said above! I don’t have a vitamix or a food processor for the banana soft serve, but I’ll just mash the banana myself and put it in the freezer while the toast is cooking. If that doesn’t work I’ll just put mashed banana on top. Thanks for sharing it!!!

  • Dee July 30, 2010, 1:56 pm

    oh my gosh. I am drooooling over this. YUMMY!

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