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This morning, I decided to combine two of my favorite breakfasts.


#1: The always amazing Grilled Banana Sandwich:


#2:  Lazy Girl’s Cinnamon Bread French Toast


The result? Be still, my breakfast-lovin’ heart.


No, really.  I am about had a heart attack over how good this breakfast tasted – and combining the two simple recipes was a breeze.



Sing it!


If you like bananas and haven’t tried “grilling” them (just slice and place on a greased + non-stick very hot pan for a few minutes and flip once), you really must.  Grilling the bananas caramelizes them and brings out the most delicious flavors.


Now that I feel adequately sugar-highed, it’s off to work I go.


I hope you have a glorious day!


What recipes or ingredients have you combined with amazing results?  Peanut butter and Oreos will forever have a place in my heart!



  • gabriella @ embracement December 1, 2010, 8:58 am

    that sounds/looks absolutely delicious. i think i could combine peanut butter with almost anything for a good result!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate December 1, 2010, 9:04 am

    oreos and peanut butter is definitely a favorite of mine too! and of course pretzels and ice cream… delish! 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 1, 2010, 9:06 am

    Yesssss…when I saw that title, I thought, “PLEASE let her post the Spice Girls video!! PLEASE let her post the Spice Girls video!!” Excellent.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking December 1, 2010, 9:06 am

    graham crackers and leftover frosting is definitely up there on my list! 🙂

  • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life December 1, 2010, 9:07 am

    I haven’t tried you banana sandwich yet, and this might have convinced me! Looks so good and perfect way to start the day! I love vanilla yogurt mixed with PB!!! OHHHHHH its so good!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 1, 2010, 9:08 am

    Lately, anytime we eat anything Mexican, we combine all our toppings into one bowl and just slop it on there (beans, corn, green chilies, onion, and pepper is my fav combo). I love the way they taste all together!

    I know that’s not exactly what you meant, but it’s still nom 🙂

    Will have to grill a nanner ASAP!

  • Charlie December 1, 2010, 9:13 am

    Great idea to combine the two recipes! I love to sprinkle an apple with salt but I don’t do it often to avoid sodium excess ;).

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 1, 2010, 9:14 am

    Yummmmmm! Cinnamon and bananas sounds like a fabulous combination. Others I like are apples and cinnamon, veggies and salsa, and Greek yogurt and pumpkin (you know all about that one!) Have a great day 😀

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 1, 2010, 9:14 am

    I love it when that happens! Hummus omelets are amazing, but sadly, I have to give my husband the credit for that one. Peanut butter and jelly oatmeal is another one that I fell in love with! Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 1, 2010, 9:15 am

    Tahini and Molasses.

    Mango and Mint.

    Butter and Peanut Butter.

    Chocolate, peanut butter, and dates: http://bit.ly/hYplzZ

  • Anne December 1, 2010, 9:16 am

    I’ve tried both of these recipes in the past. But I just don’t know if I can handle the pure deliciousness of combining them….

  • Wei-Wei December 1, 2010, 9:19 am

    I think I’ll grill half a banana to top my oatmeal tomorrow morning. :]

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 1, 2010, 9:23 am

    That grilled banana sandwich never fails to intrigue me. I’m going to have to make it some weekend for breakfast. Perhaps this weekend!

  • Lori Lynn December 1, 2010, 9:29 am

    I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches, so I will have to try those. I have cut up Lean Pockets and mixed them with various assortments of mixed vegetables. I’ve mixed a lot of different things with yogurt– fruit, cereal, etc.

  • Ashley December 1, 2010, 9:38 am

    Grilled banana sandwich + french toast = Genius! Great idea, looks delicious!

  • Ali @ Ali on the Run December 1, 2010, 9:39 am

    HAHA oh my gosh I love that you posted the Spice Girls video. Amazing.

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) December 1, 2010, 9:42 am

    That sounds delicious! I’ve never tried grilling bananas before, but I definitely will now! Genius idea! 😀

  • Sheilah December 1, 2010, 9:42 am

    I combined scrambled eggs and sautéed mushrooms, and then added in bits of tomato, basil and garlic. I top it off with a bit of Parmesan cheese. I make this every Sunday morning and look forward to it all week!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef December 1, 2010, 9:45 am

    yesssss to spice girls! brings me back to 5th grade. 🙂

  • Dee December 1, 2010, 9:46 am

    hehe, the minute I read your blog post title, the spice girls song: 2 BECOME 1 started playing in my head. 😉

    ps. oh my gosh YUM! I think this breakfast is pretty EPIC.

    • Dee December 1, 2010, 9:48 am

      HAH! I didn’t realize the video was posted until AFTER I wrote this comment! 😛

  • Camille December 1, 2010, 9:48 am

    That looks epically delicious!
    I have been craving anything salty lately, so I have just been dipping anything and everything in hummus. A recent find was apples in hummus. Delicious!

  • Anne December 1, 2010, 9:48 am

    Similar to yours: peanut butter and chocolate pudding. Take a spoonful of pb, and dip it into the pudding cup. VOILA! Delicious snack.

  • Katie December 1, 2010, 9:50 am

    When we were younger the girls in our neighborhood would put on a Spice Girls show and dance to 2 become 1…really though…our parents should have stopped little 8 year olds from dancing to such a sexual song! Brings back great memories! 🙂

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 11:54 am

      Only recently did I realize the song is about safe sex!

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) December 1, 2010, 9:50 am

    I think it’s hard for Peanut Butter combos NOT to taste good!! I love having a bowl of Greek Yogurt with Honey a big scoop of Peanut Butter with a sprinkle of oatmeal for good measure. Delicious!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) December 1, 2010, 9:53 am

    Jam and cheese is my favorite flavor combination! So good especially with good quality jam and cheese, of course.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 1, 2010, 9:55 am

    I remember watching the new Parent Trap when I was younger and thinking peanut butter and Oreos sound good 🙂

  • Haleigh December 1, 2010, 10:06 am

    I was completely obsessed with Spice Girls back in elementary school. Actually, I’m still obsessed. I adore anything with a sweet/savory combination. It never fails.

  • Pattie December 1, 2010, 10:07 am

    My mom always made peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I never thought to grill them. I tried nutella & banana as a sandwich. SO GOOD, probably awesome as a french toast thing! And today I made an apple-cranberry oatmeal bake. I was inspired by all your oatmeal breakfasts to try oatmeal again. It was AMAZING!

  • janae @ hungryrunnergirl December 1, 2010, 10:08 am

    That sounds absolutely amazing. My best combination was once when we made cupcakes and put them in the blender with ice cream. It was a cupcake shake. Try it.

  • Amy December 1, 2010, 10:09 am

    hummus and avocado! the foundation of a great sandwich.

  • Karen December 1, 2010, 10:13 am

    I like to do savory sweet potatoes once in a while instead of the usual brown sugar/butter/pecan version.
    I use lots of chili powder, chipotle in adobo, garlic, onion salt, cumin… Yum! I just brought some to work last night, in fact, and they were a big hit!

    • Karen December 1, 2010, 10:14 am

      …ooops, onion powder. heheh
      (the recipe’s on my blog if anyone’s interested.)

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? December 1, 2010, 10:16 am

    I love when ideas like this turn out so well. I put grilled bananas in a crepe once, and it was the best thing ever!

  • Paije December 1, 2010, 10:21 am

    Hahha I loooove the Spice Girls! I am definitely going to be making this! Grilled bananas sound (and look) SO GOOD 😀

  • Coco December 1, 2010, 10:24 am

    waffles and yogurt! my family always looks at me funny when i top my waffles with yog, but it is so goooood

  • Ellen December 1, 2010, 10:28 am

    Peanut butter with oreos will forever remind me of the Parent Trap (my favorite movie as a kid.) and baby Lindsay Lohan! I remember thinking that combination was so strange. HA. I come from a family that eats peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches and now belong to the school of thought that everything tastes better with peanut butter. Really not sure why I thought chocolate cookies and peanut butter was unusual.

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing December 1, 2010, 10:37 am

    One time while camping, we took a two bite brownie, sliced it in half, added peanut butter, a roasted marshmellow and a piece of chocolate and OH MY GOD it was good! A peanut butter brownie s’more! I ate a million :).

  • Kelly December 1, 2010, 10:49 am

    Started singing that song as soon as I read the title of your post, haha.

  • Joanna December 1, 2010, 10:50 am

    I used to call this the JoMo Sandwhich in College… PB and Nutella on toasted bread…. YUUUUM!! I also like cream cheese and salsa!

  • Natalia - a side of simple December 1, 2010, 10:51 am

    PB and oreos is the epitome of the spice girls’ song. Pure, utter, love 🙂

  • Shari December 1, 2010, 10:53 am


    You just have to love them! Did you go to their reunion tour a couple years back? I splurged on third row seats and it was seriously one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to – and super exciting, after having been all the way up in the last rows of the upper level on their original tour!

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 11:55 am

      You are so lucky! I would love to see them in concert.

    • Emily G. December 1, 2010, 1:52 pm

      I would love to see them in concert, too!! I don’t think they’re going on tour anytime soon though. Total bummer. BUT..I’m just as excited about Backstreet Boys and New Kid on the Block touring..TOGETHER!! *squealss!!*

  • grocery goddess jen December 1, 2010, 10:58 am

    Gotta love a good Spice Girls reference 🙂 Though I think I might have that song stuck in my head all day!

  • Tiffany December 1, 2010, 11:03 am

    I’m addicted to fudgy brownies with a generous layer of peanut butter spread on top. Sooo goood.

  • Ashlei December 1, 2010, 11:18 am

    That looks great! I love 90s music like the spice girls. 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman December 1, 2010, 11:25 am

    Oh yum. My favorite combo right now is green pepper sauce and eggs.

  • monicanelsonfitness December 1, 2010, 11:26 am

    I will try this, I promise, I keep forgetting but I am dying to try this creation of yours! 🙂
    Anything with chocolate for me is a great combo, enough said!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 1, 2010, 11:30 am

    I started singing that song in my head before I even came to the embedded video. Their clothes are so funny! I can’t believe my parents let me listen to this song haha…

    Hope you have a great day!

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life December 1, 2010, 11:35 am

    Sweet potatoes and baked beans was an amazing one thanks to you! They are meant for each other and I had no idea. Also putting mochi in fro-yo is pretty amazing because it gets all frozen and chewy. MMMM

  • rebecca lustig December 1, 2010, 11:36 am

    I remember the first time i grilled bananas. ive been a changed woman ever since.

    pb and oreos was definitely a favorite of mine!


  • Heather December 1, 2010, 12:12 pm

    Not sure if this counts, but I love Ranch dressing on pizza! LOL

    I love carmelizing bananas too, so, so good. I blew my friends away when I did that and served them with gelato, yum!

  • Tracy December 1, 2010, 12:13 pm

    I love the grilled banana sandwich. I like dark chocolate almond butter on it too. I’m going to have to try the pb and oreos when I get home…hopefully, they aren’t too addicting since we have an unopened package of Oreos in the house.

  • Amber K December 1, 2010, 12:16 pm

    I never would have thought to grill bananas before. Now I do it constantly! Sooooo good!

  • Kelly December 1, 2010, 12:32 pm

    Back before I knew how bad Coolwhip is for you, I combined canned pumpkin, Coolwhip, and a little brown sugar to make pumpkin fluff. Throw some gingersnaps in there and let them get soft and it is AH-mazing!

  • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama December 1, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Wowzers-that breakfast looks so so good. Great idea to combine the recipes!

  • Lu December 1, 2010, 12:40 pm

    That’s it. I promise this is the last time I look at the grilled banana goodness without making some. It may sound gross but brie with nutella on a sandwich is delicious. Not diet friendly, but amazing.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 1, 2010, 12:55 pm

    That breakfast would leave me running with energy for HOURS!!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 1, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Oh YUM that looks amazing!! And how have I not tried oreos and peanut butter?!

  • Ash December 1, 2010, 1:01 pm

    I still can’t believe I haven’t tried this…esp when I drool over the picture every time! I must try it out this weekend!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 1, 2010, 1:15 pm

    Looks delicious! I want to try this ASAP!

    I love cranberry sauce and Greek yogurt…. it tastes so great!

  • Maddie December 1, 2010, 2:30 pm

    Yum! That sounds delicious! I think I will try grilling a banana today 🙂

  • Shayla December 1, 2010, 2:33 pm

    Hahaha omg I loved that song – it brings back so many high school memories 🙂 Corny video though – lol!

  • Kiran December 1, 2010, 2:56 pm

    So yummy looking! I’m always grilling bananas ever since your first grilled banana sandwich post. Thank you’ I’m addicted now 🙂 I love combining smoothies with different flavors and ingredients.

  • Traci December 1, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Mmmmmm grilled bananas 🙂 Bananas are so versatile and I love them!I use them a lot in my baking when things call or oil. Thanks for sharing 😀

  • Ashley @ Ashley's Adventures in Alaska December 1, 2010, 4:09 pm

    I’ve never grilled banana, but now I’m curious! It could make my peanut butter and banana sandwiches even more amazing!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed December 1, 2010, 5:46 pm

    oooooh drool-worthy. Delicious!! You’re so right about grilling banana. pure amazingness 🙂
    Heidi xo

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 1, 2010, 6:36 pm

    Haha! I’m loving the Spice Girls reference. That was my favourite song back in the day. 😛

  • Lisa M December 1, 2010, 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the spicy music! It was great and had me singing. 🙂

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 1, 2010, 9:46 pm

    My favorite (and artery-clogging) food combo is fries dipped in mayo!

  • Katie December 2, 2010, 6:52 pm

    I needed a sugar boost to get through studying for these law school finals and THIS. WAS. DELICIOUS.

    • Caitlin December 2, 2010, 8:36 pm

      Hehe good luck on your finals!

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