French toast is one of my favorite breakfast dishes, but it’s also a breakfast dish I don’t have very often. Typically I make it when I’m craving it … and one night I decided to make French toast for dinner for my boyfriend and I. I of course, make my French toast using lighter ingredients (light bread and egg substitute). It comes out perfectly, is delicious and is filling.
I placed a little more than 1/3 cup of egg substitute in a bowl, added in 2 tablespoons of skim milk, a dash of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Beat it together, then dipped three slices of light bread and cooked it up in a nonstick skillet.Since I had a banana that was well past ripe, I decided to make myself a quick sautéed banana cooked in a non-stick skillet with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Once done I layered that over my French toast.
The remaining egg mixture (I used ½ cup total) I decided to make myself a little scrambled eggs and served the dish alongside 3 turkey sausage links.
It was a delicious meal which was only 7 points plus. Quite a bang for my buck!
This has been my favorite dessert this past week! And by favorite I mean I have had it every single night. But I can say (proudly/sadly?) that this love affair has ended momentarily because we are out of the salted caramel ice cream and we don’t have very many bananas left. I’m saying this is a good thing because 1) I don’t want to get sick of it and 2) I have other items to enjoy.
This is truly a very simple dessert to whip together. The first night I made myself one, my boyfriend walked into the kitchen and wanted bananas with his ice cream.
I spray a non-stick pan with Pam then place the pan over medium-high heat. I break up a banana into smaller pieces and allow them to start to brown up a tad. I sprinkle the top with cinnamon and just start cooking it, while stirring it all together so it doesn’t burn. When done (it’ll be a nice golden yellow color) I place it into the bottom of the bowl and top with a ½ cup of ice cream of my choice.
The particular ice cream I have been loving with this combination is the Edy’s (or Dreyer’s) Limited Edition Salted Caramel Ice Cream. The ice cream has caramel swirls in it while it also has pieces of salty pretzel in it. That salty combination with the sweet bananas is just money. I realize this is limited edition and was released around summer/fall time but I’ve still seen this sold at Target locations.
The greatest part? This entire dessert is ONLY 3 points plus values!
I have been a big fan of protein pancakes using Weight Watcher smoothie mix. I saw on a fellow Weight Watchers instagram feed (and fellow blogger) where she posted her go at protein pancakes. I used to make my protein pancakes with 3 tbsp egg whites but Brooke uses 1/3 cup (2 1/3 tbsp more) and I actually like the consistency of these pancakes a lot more. They actually taste more pancakey … but flatter and not puffy.
The winner-winner in this whole thing is the sautéed banana to put on top of the pancake. It’s filling PLUS it gets in a teaspoon (or two) of healthy oil in one shot without even having to think about it. I’ve recently started incorporating frozen berries in with the banana and I think it’s absolutely amazing. Filling, delicious and they all play off one another amazingly without the need for syrup. I’ve enjoyed this so much that I’ve made it almost every single day for nearly two weeks!Pretty soon I’m going to be in need of smoothie mix … and I can only hope there’s a sale!
WW Protein Pancake with Sauteed banana – 4 points plus. Serves 1.
Weight Watcher Smoothie mix (any flavor of your choice)
1/3 cup egg whites
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 banana, cut into small chunks
Cinnamon (to taste)
Mix smoothie mix with egg whites, mix well until combined and chunks are gone.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, pour batter into pan and allow to cook. Watch closely as it will not really bubble like classic pancake mix, once browned on one side, flip and cook on the other side. Remove from pan.
Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the nonstick skillet, heat then add in banana. Cook while mixing in the pan, season with cinnamon and finish cooking to your liking. Pour sautéed banana over pancake & enjoy!