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Rockin Breakfast Panini

Here is my official entry for The Great Peanut Butter Exhibition.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Panini.


  • 1 tbs Smart Balance Light Butter Spread
  • 2 Slices Ezekiel 4:9 Bread
  • 2 tbs Natural Peanut Butter
  • Banana
  • Cooking Spray (Pam)

Action shot!


  1. Heat grill pan on high to medium heat and spray with Pam.
  2. Slice banana and place on grill pan. Grill for 1 minute on each side.
  3. Remove banana from grill pan.
  4. Spray with Pam again and place both slices of bread on the pan. Before placing on the pan, make sure you brush the bread with melted Smart Balance.
  5. While bread is grilling, spread 2 tbs of peanut butter on one slice. Place your grilled banana slices on top of the peanut butter.
  6. Allow the bread to crisp up and get nice and brown with grill marks.
  7. Remove from heat, place bread on top of one another, slice in half and enjoy!
  • Calories- 475
  • Fat- 22
  • Carbs- 50
  • Fiber- 9
  • Protein- 17


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Mini Banana Oat Pancakes

Mini Banana and Oat Pancakes


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 50 grams banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or other milk
  • Sweetener and Cinnamon To Taste
  • 1 tbs Milled Flax Seeds
  • Sprinkle of baking powder


  1. Mash Banana with a fork.  Leave a couple chunks in the mix.
  2. Add sweetener, cinnamon, flax seeds, and baking powder to mashed banana.
  3. Incorporate oats into mixture.
  4. Add almond milk and stir until the liquid is equally distributed
  5. Form into mini pancakes and cook in a non stick pan until browned and then flip and repeat.

Yields 5 Pancakes the Size of Sand Dollars

235 Calories, 7 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber.

These actually taste like little bites of Banana Bread!

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Early Morning Splurging

This morning’s breakfast wasn’t a splurge but it sure tasted like one!!  Oh, and I have recovered from that weird nap last night 🙂

Pumpkin-Banana Oats with Chocolate Chips.

Pumpkin, banana, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and flax

319 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 13 grams of fiber!!


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“Somebody worked out this morning!”

Thats what a man at the gym said to me when I was leaving!!

Since I didn’t exercise yesterday, I decided to do something different and work out in the morning!  I went to gym bright and early and did the 5:45 cycle class! 

  • 60 minute Power Cycle Class.

Boy was that hard!!   I wore a grey t-shirt (my mistake) and it was soaked by the end of class!  I haven’t had a workout this good in a long, long time!! 

As much as I love oatmeal for breakfast, I am in the mood for a little change… so, I made some pumpkin oatmeal pancakes!  I ate two before class and I’m actually eating the last one as I type this up!

1/2 cup pumpkin, oats, 1/4 cup light silk, stevia, baking powder, and cinnamon!

The pancakes were really great and I hope they keep me full as long as oatmeal does.  The three pancakes came to be 238 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 11 grams of fiber.  I love adding pumpkin to oats because it really has a lot of fiber in it!

Taking a cycle class this morning was fun and challenging… I can tell today is going to be great 🙂

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So Berry Banana!

Bad news… I’m out of soy milk, almond milk, AND soy creamer!!  Since I’m out of milk, I had to make my morning oatmeal without any type of creamy liquid.  I added all of those products to the shopping list, I’m glad my mom is going grocery shopping today!

Breakfast this morning was Berry and Banana Oatmeal with Plain Spring Blend Coffee.

Banana, Frozen Blueberries, Frozen Raspberries, Frozen Blackberries, and Flax oats!

I love the color of this oatmeal, I wish you guys could see up close and personal!  This bowl came in at 316 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 12 grams of fiber.

Since my past two nights have been hectic, I am making a promise that tonight’s dinner will be a well thought out meal!!  I’ve missed cooking!

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Banana-Mango Oats!

This morning I decided to play with flavors and came up with a bowl of Banana AND Mango oatmeal!

Fluffy Bananas, Mango, Flax Seeds, a dash of cinnamon and splenda, and Almond Milk!

With coffee, breakfast was 293 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fiber!

I’m almost out of Spring Blend coffee… I need to buy a bag ASAP!  I’m also exhuasted.   I wonder why 😛

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The Sweetest Coffee

When I visited Kath’s house for her cookout, I left with a ziplock baggie of Fresh Market Spring Blend Coffee.  The aroma of this coffee is so sweet and inviting!  It’s probably the best coffee i’ve ever had (although I haven’t had too many types of coffee) and I’ll be stopping by Fresh Market for a bag!  It definitely made breakfast a fantastic event!

Oats with Banana, Strawberries, flax, and Plain Light Silk.

With the Fantastic coffee, breakfast turns out to be 315 calories, 11 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fiber.

Have a fantastic Monday morning!

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