Coconut-Maple Banana French Toast

So it’s only been just over 36 hours since my last post, but it feels like it’s been FOREVER since I talked to you guys!

Well, as of 7:30pm tonight, Heather’s weekend has officially started! And you know I’m super excited for the weekend when I start talking about myself in the third person!

This week has been LONG and EXHAUSTING! I’ve only worked out twice, the house is a disaster, my Google Reader is up to 256, and no matter what time I go to bed, I STILL wake up tired! Bleh! I’m on a mission tonight to get a good night’s sleep if it kills me! <- Hmm, now THAT would be a good night’s sleep! πŸ˜‰ #ihaveawarpedsenseofhumor

This morning, I woke up to the sound of my alarm and took all of about 2 seconds to successfully talk myself out of working out. I justified it by telling myself that I knew we would be busy today and I would definitely get my cardio in…which I did! I swear at one point in the day, I was just a blue blur running down the hall back and forth to the ER!

I played Smurfette at the hospi today!

And I totally rocked that headband for about 2 hours!

Am I the only one that gets a crazy headache from headbands?!

After I finally rolled out of bed, I decided another batch of French toast was in order, but I of course am hardly ever satisfied with the exact same meal twice in a row, so I switched things up a bit!

Coconut-Maple Banana French Toast: (serves 1)
Inspired by Lori’s Smashed Banana French Toast

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring (or 1 teaspoon maple syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Preheat a greased skillet to medium-high heat.
2. Divide mashed banana and spread on top of bread slices.
3. Whisk the rest of the ingredients in a shallow dish or bowl (you can consider this a Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β mini arm workout since the coconut flour is prone to clumping! ;))
4. Thoroughly coat bread slices on both sides with egg mixture.
5. Place slices in skillet banana side down and cook until golden brown and crisp, flip.
6. Mandatory coconut crepe must be made with residual batter
  • Just pour and flip…easy peasy!

I topped my toasts with melted coconut butter that I watered down to a drizzly consistency, unsweetened shredded coconut, and a few chia seeds because I love those little buggers! πŸ™‚

French toast meets coconut crepe

FTCC Sandwich!
Pronounced “Fa Tick”


And in other awesomeness, allow me to present you with my dinner that took all of about 2 minutes to prepare tonight:

(Yogurt Parfait In A Jar)

Fage 0% plain Greek yogurt, Cheerios, dried cranberries and apricots
with a good sprinkling of cinnamon
in a my waning jar of Valencia PB

After the pic, I added a bit of almond milk and stirred it all up to make a

(Yogurt MESS In A Jar)

‘Twas delicioso!

Did you ever watch The Smurfs when you were younger? Which one was your favorite?
I always like Papa Smurf the best!

What are your favorite yogurt toppings?
I love mixing it up with fresh and dried fruit and then something for some crunch like nuts or cereal

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39 Responses to Coconut-Maple Banana French Toast

  1. You are gorgeous. Just gotta say that–prettiest hair color ever.

    and honestly, I dont remember watching the Smurfs much. I think I missed out!

  2. inmytummy says:

    Headbands always kill my head too. I can only wear them for about 5 minutes.

    I was a smurf fan. Not sure that I had a favorite, but I did watch them.

  3. Jenny says:

    Love the headband, you look so cute πŸ™‚
    And that french toast looks delicious!! I love the coconut glaze on top, yumm. Fun looking yogurt parfait, I just had some cheerios. πŸ˜€

  4. Missy says:

    Yes, headbands make my head sore too – glad I’m not alone!
    That french toast looks great – love coconut!
    I loved Grouchy Smurf but strangely enoughI also loved Azreal the cat!
    Glad you will get some rest this weekend! You will have more time to think of recipes!!

  5. carlee says:

    My favorite yogurt fillers are def almonds, rasains, granola! I like to dip my apple slices into it to!!

    I am TOTALLY trying that coconut maple french toast! ASAP!

    I agree with Lisa! Your GORGEOUS! Totally rockin that head band but heck TO THE YES!! I get headaches when i wear headbands too! I THOUGHT IIII was THEE only one who had that haappen! Glad to know I’m not alone!

  6. Veronica says:

    Yup, headbands=headache! You look super cute in your blue scrubs and headband–at I see the busy week hasn’t worn out your face–it looks fresh as a daisy! Probably all the delicious and nutritious foods & fats you eat! Love the french toast and yogurt mess! πŸ™‚ I loved Smurfette but I think only b/c she was cute and like the only female (is that right? I really don’t remember much about the actual show). For yogurt, I like to make a yogurt mess too but mixing in fresh fruit and some crunchy cereal like fiber one or Kashi golean or something similar.

    • Aww, that is so sweet of you to say, Veronica! Thank you! You’re right, not sure HOW I’d look if I were still eating all the processed junk that I used to subsist off of in my younger years!

      Yep, Smurfette was the only girl…she must’ve got around if you know what I mean! Haha! πŸ˜‰

  7. Headbands always give me a headache. But for some reason, I still wear them everyday – easiest hairdo ever! The french toast looks incredible!! My fave yogurt toppings are granola, fresh fruit, and chia seeds. I LOVED the Smurfs! My fave was Dreamy Smurf πŸ™‚ Wait – was that his name? The one that was always falling asleep and dreaming? Sounds right…

  8. Your food literally just blows me away. I can’t handle it!! And you look pretty even in a Smurf-y outfit πŸ™‚

  9. I think I feel the EXACT same way that you do!! I’ve only worked out about 2x in the past 10 days and it only takes about 2 seconds for me to talk myself OUT of going to the gym!! After all, I walk up and down the stairs at work all day…

    Too bad we don’t live close to each other… We could push each other out the door!!

    • I just try to remember how great it makes me feel afterwards and how crappy I feel if I go too many days without it! Luckily, I got a great workout in today and now I’m pumped for a run tomorrow! It’s all about balance!

  10. ahhh i hate headband headaches! and the worst is after the 2-3 hours you can comfortably wear them you get a big crease in your hair. so it’s “do i walk around with a dent in my head” or “do i walk around with a giant headache.” it’s quite the conundrum.

    Your french toast looks killer. Love the crepe french toast sandwich πŸ˜›

    Yogurt toppings…granola!! + fruit :]

    Happy weekend!!

    • Oh yeah, rocked the dent in the hair for a couple of hours and then ended up just suffering through the headache for the next few hours until I got off work, got in the car, and threw that stupid thing in the back of the car!

  11. lindsay says:

    i love the smurfs! and you definitely make a cute one. hehe. Happy weekend to you! the Fa Tick looks FanTASTic!

  12. I can’t rock headbands… my giant head refuses to comply! I’m eating a yogurt mess at my desk right now at work… love me some yogurt messes, ‘specially with PB! I did watch The Smurfs, but I’m having a helluva time remembering any of them at this moment!

  13. Your French Toast looks SO GOOD!!! Trying hard not to talk myself out of working out right now πŸ™‚

    Gotta go gotta go!

  14. I used to never get headaches from headbands, but now forget about it! I just can’t wear them anymore!

    My favorite toppings for yogurt are fruit and granola! I need some kind of crunch! πŸ™‚

  15. Lauren says:

    Why oh why haven’t I bought coconut flour yet? The Smurfs always kinda freaked me out so I avoided watching them. I actually don’t eat yogurt all that often anymore but I used to love it with bananas, almonds and a drizzle of honey.

    • It took the cheapskate in me a while to breakdown and get some, but now I can’t imagine my kitchen without coconut flour! It’s so versatile and a little goes a LONG way! I love it!

  16. YES! Headbands always hurt my head. But then I forget the pain and try to wear it and end up having to lose it halfway through the day–and am left with a weird kink in my hair. Awesome. πŸ˜‰

    that french toast looks delish!

    • Oh yeah, totally rocked the dent in the hair look for a couple of hours and then put the headband back on and just dealt with it! Oh, the sufferings women endure! Haha!

  17. Lemon yogurt with almonds or pretzels mixed in is SO good.
    Your breakfasts always look super pretty. I’m jealous!

  18. I totally get headaches from headbands too! You aren’t alone there.

    Your french toast is so pretty!

  19. Emilia says:

    Ridiculously yummy looking french- toast, my friend! I can always depend on your for coconut filled recipes which is the best. The best of the best. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait come a time when we can put our creative brains together in the kitchen! Time to come to CA! Or maybe for me, Nashville….

    Have a lovely weekend!

  20. Kayla says:

    Headbands are sooo cute, but they HURT!

    And your hair is aboslutely gorgeous!

    That french toast looks sooo good, coconut-maple-banana must be the BEST combo ever!

  21. I always get headaches from headbands, but I love them so much. The Smurfs…I guess Papa? I used to watch them all the time, but I can’t remember their names. I do remember Gargamel and his cat Azreal or something. I could google it, but I’m too lazy.

    Favorite yogurt toppings…crunchy peanut butter and something chocolaty and warm – a crumbled muffin or cakey type thing.

    Hope you got some rest last night Heather!

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  23. kris says:

    omg, I totally get the headband headache!! It sucks, because I want to wear them so bad! But I guess my head is not the right shape for them or something…

  24. kris says:

    Delicious looking french toast and yogurt parfaits btw!

  25. That French toast looks so good! YUM! I loved the smurfs as a kid. I remember waking up on Saturday mornings and being so excited to watch it. The kids have cartoons 24/7 now. I think that kind of ruins the excitement of it now. I hope you had a great weekend!

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