Caramelized banana and chocolate chip breakfast bake
This caramelized banana and chocolate chip breakfast bake is filled with quinoa and oats for a hearty, decadent but still healthy start to the day.
There was a time when I was in either 9th or 10th grade that I can distinctly remember watching The Food Network on tv some afternoon before my parents got home from work and seeing an episode that involved caramelized bananas. It was probably 30 Minute Meals (how I could stand Rachael Ray back then still baffles me). For the next month, I pretty much made caramelized bananas with a swig of rum (shh…my mom still doesn’t know about that part) and poured them over vanilla ice cream on a daily basis.
That phase went as quickly as it came and I honestly don’t think I’ve made caramelized bananas since.
But do you guys know how freakin’ delicious those suckers are? It’s like I wasted almost 20 years of my life without them for no good reason.
So I say we bring them back. And this time we do it with chocolate chips and a hearty quinoa and oat breakfast bake. Breakfast is already my favorite meal of the day but it seriously just got a whole lot better.
And I can promise it won’t be another 20 years before these happen again either.