February 15, 2009


First things first: Facebook, teller of all things true and reliable in this world, tells me that today is national That's What She Said Day. Please pause for a moment of inappropriate sexual jokery.

Um...this is awkward... That's what she said.

Well, now that that's out of the way, here's my breakfast! French-Toasted Crepaninidilla, a creation I've been dreaming up for a while.

Don't pretend that's not the best name for breakfast you've ever heard. You'll understand why I christened it suchly after you know how I made it, as it contains components of all the above food name fragments.

First, the bare ingredients (1 serving):

  • 2 6-inch whole wheat tortillas (I used TJ's reduced carb variety)
  • 1 tbsp PB (I used PB & Co. Dark Chocolate peanut butter)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • splash milk, cow or otherwise (I used vanilla soy)
  • cinnamon
  • unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting, if desired (I used Ghirardelli, bitches)

Do it to it:

  1. Spread PB on one tortilla and top with sliced bananas. Cover with the other tortilla.
  2. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray and heat to medium high. Ideally, the skillet will be just about the same circumference as your tortillas.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the egg with a fork in a wide-bottomed bowl. Add a very small splash of milk and sprinkle in as much cinnamon as you like. Continue beating until very well combined.
  4. Lay the whole tortilla sandwich into the egg batter and jiggle the bowl slightly so the the whole bottom is coated well. With a spatula, very carefully lift the entire sandwich and flip to coat the other side in the batter.
  5. Pour the entire contents of the bowl, batter and all, into the heated skillet. The batter should begin to cook immediately, sealing the edges of the crepaninidilla together all the way around.
  6. Once the batter is cooked dry enough on the bottom (should only be a minute or so), carefully flip the sandwich over to cook the reverse side the same way.
  7. Continue flipping another time or two until the egg batter is all cooked and is golden brown.
  8. Transfer the crepaninidilla to a plate and cut into quarters. Dust with cocoa powder and serve.

If you wanted to feed more than one person off of this recipe, a simple way to do it would be to multiply the fillings, use large, burrito size tortillas and a bigger skillet. This will, however, challenge your dexterity and gravitational defiance. Best of luck to you.

I'm on a bit of an eatox after last night's decadence, so the meals are light today (and I don't plan on being nearly as creative for lunch and dinner, FYI). I recommend my recipe above for just that kind of a morning. Along with a couple grapefruit sections and a tall mug of coffee, it fed my belly and soul right nice.

I would be lying if I said I wasn't kinda sorta missing this guy, too...

Not like we get to hang out that often outside of the weekends on a regular basis, but South Carolina is a lot further away from Brooklyn than Queens!

Back to work for me in the morning - hope you have something more funner than that planned for President's Day!


Shauna said...

Oh my goodness that looks so tasty! I'm rather envious of the exotic PBs you guys have... we have smooth or crunch in the UK and that's about it :)

VeggieGirl said...

Delish contents of your breakfast!!

I don't get a day off either :-( Off to classes I go!!

Anonymous said...

looks delicious!

Simple and Divine said...

Umm have you the slightest clue as to the extent to which you MADE my entire week with that comment? An absolute GEM you are, Diana. Thank you so! I adore my blogging friends so much, but new readers like you, make me feel the best! (shhh don't tell) Honestly, your comment brought such warmth to my heart. Thank you so and I hope your week is nothing but sweet and rewarding. X0

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I need to try your breakfast! It reminds me of a nutella crepe I had at this fancy breakfast shop! You are a genius!

Anonymous said...

Um...that's actually a brilliant name for a breakfast. I kinda love it!
ANd I'm stealing eatox.

gina (fitnessista) said...

GLORIOUS breakfast!
hope you're having a wonderful day <3

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