Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Cake

Once upon a time in the land of Starbucks, there was this yummy, moist, perfectly sweet coffee cake; but then, Starbucks reinvented itself and to many baristas’ dismay, the reduced fat banana chocolate chip coffee cake disappeared forever.


I am a person who tries not to fall in love with products. It’s tough not to because let’s be honest, the world is full of amazing things. My problem is that I’m stuck in my ways, so when my favorite perfume that I have come to adore vanishes after years of wearing it, I’m devastated. When Caribou Coffee discontinued their granola bar brand, I was upset for weeks (maybe I still am a little).  When the band that I’ve listened to forever suddenly has a falling out and leaves me pining for more. The cut is deep. The cut is very deep.


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Granola

I’ve probably said this before, but breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Snack time is a close second, but I can’t resist a slice of french toast or a Greek Omelette. Ever! At the age of six, my favorite food was the pancake. I did not need any mix-ins like chocolate chips or blueberries to satisfy my craving for a good old hot cake. My sister and I swear to this day that the best pancakes came from a little igloo restaurant in a magical place called Santa Land in New Hampshire. In Connecticut, we have this one diner that makes over 50 different varieties of pancakes and they’re completely irresistible. I digress. I went from talking about breakfast to the ever specific pancake. Excuse my divergence.


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Banana Split Baked French Toast

Summer is quickly approaching and I can hardly wait. One of the perks of being an educator is the summer vacation. Although I have a part time job at Starbucks, in the summer months, I mostly sleep in a little later, frequent hiking paths, and rest my mind and body.


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