One Million Thank Yous

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Early this morning, something crazy/exciting/awesome happened: Carrots ‘N’ Cake hit 1 million views in a single month!!! And there’s still a day to go! :mrgreen: Of course, I am thrilled. I’m also a little shocked because I never thought I’d see the day. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, readers. Obviously, this wouldn’t be possible without YOU.

To celebrate this accomplishment, Mal made homemade Grilled Banana Sandwiches for breakfast this morning. What a guy! 😀

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The celebration wouldn’t be complete without friends, so we invited Dave and Marie over for breakfast this morning. Plus, we wanted to share the Grilled Banana Sandwich goodness!

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HONEY BUTTER

1/2 cup honey

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Pinch salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1. In a medium bowl, combine honey, cinnamon, salt, and butter.

2. Set aside.

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FILLING

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

8 slices firm white toasting bread

4 bananas, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch-thick rounds

Confectioners’ sugar (for sprinkling)

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DIRECTIONS

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Arrange 4 slices of bread in a single layer, pouring a heaping tablespoon of cinnamon-honey butter into the center of each slice. Cook gently for 4 minutes or until the bottoms start to crisp. If necessary, lower the heat to medium-low.

2. Meanwhile, in another large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Saute the bananas for 3 minutes, turning once, or until just starting to brown.

3. Reserving 4 banana rounds, distribute half the remaining banana onto 2 slices of bread in the skillet. Using a spatula, carefully invert the remaining slices to form two sandwiches. Cook the sandwiches for 3 minutes more or until crisp and golden.

4. Cut sandwiches on the diagonal and garnish with reserved banana rounds. Sprinkle generously with confectioners’ sugar. Use the remaining butter, bread, and bananas to make 2 more sandwiches.

Adapted from Mike & Patty’s

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The key to delicious Grilled Banana Sandwiches is timing. We burned the bread on the first batch because our bananas weren’t done yet. Be sure the bananas are fully sautéed before you start to grill the bread in the pan.

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The second batch of Grilled Banana Sandwiches turned out perfectly! Holy yum! :mrgreen:

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Banana sandwich celebration!! 😀

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We’re off to do some wine tasting this afternoon. See ya! 😎

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70 Comments

  1. Okay those look seriously delicious, even the burnt ones, must try them asap!
    Have fun wine tasting this afternoon and congrats on your hits!

  2. That looks awesome 🙂 I came across your blog from another blog and this is my introduction to it…WOW!!! I will have to try your recipe myself…(like maybe tomorrow- LOL!). Congratulations!

  3. And this is why you get 1 million views: because you’re fun, in love, and you’re not at all didactic about your lifestyle. You show us that life can be balanced between fun and health, that these aren’t mutually exclusive, and that it’s possible to find true happiness in life. Thank you, and congratulations 🙂

  4. Congratulations on your huge traffic hit! If your blog was a TV Network series, it would be signed on for an additional season due to high ratings.

    Those grilled banana sandwiches look so drool-worthy. A million thank you’s for continuously sharing amazing recipes such as this one!

  5. Congrats on the stats!

    The banana sandwich looks just like the original from Mike & Patty’s. I’m so glad you used the recipe I sent :). I will have to try it out sometime soon!

  6. I’m one of your new visitors for July! I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read of your blog so far. I was looking at your race recaps and I too ran the St. Patrick’s Day 5k in the downpours this year. I had forgotten how wet it was until I saw your pictures from it. 🙂

  7. Can I just say that grilled banana sandwich looks AMAZING!!! I want it!!
    Great job on hitting 1 million, your blog is awesome, it’s one of my daily reads!

  8. I’ve had bananas with bread and butter before but not grilled banana sandwiches. I have to admit that these look really good though. The ingredients sound great too. A perfect breakfast or a great snack any time of the day.

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