28 Feb Sweet Caramelized Banana Omelet
You guys recently asked me for more super easy and delicious breakfast recipes to help you burn fat and boost your metabolism all day long. Say hello to the Sweet Caramelized Banana Omelet. Part breakfast. Part dessert. Completely yum. I know a sweet omelet sounds frigging weird, but it’s actually really good and good for you! Let’s break it down. Eggs are an awesome source of complete protein. Having the right kind of protein (complete protein typically from an animal or hemp protein source) at breakfast is crucial to kick start your metabolism and keep you from craving sweets all day long. Banana is rich in fiber and potassium and provides high quality carbohydrates which help to anchor the protein and give you energy. The yolk in the egg and a touch of real butter or coconut oil lends much needed fat to give you staying power (so you’re not starving an hour later!) So, think of the eggs as a high protein crepe or vehicle to carry these deliciously caramelized bananas. A tiny drizzle of pure all natural maple syrup (not the commercial Aunt Jemima stuff) is the perfect ending. Enjoy!
Makes 1 serving
- About a tablespoon of real (preferably organic grass fed) butter or pure coconut oil
- 1 small banana or ½ large banana (sliced on the bias)
- 1 organic whole egg
- 2 organic egg whites
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla (not imitation)
- Pure maple syrup (the real stuff!)
- Heat a small, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Once pan gets hot, add butter or coconut oil and let it melt.
- Once butter or coconut oil is melted and hot, add bananas and sauté for a few minutes per side or until very lightly golden brown. While bananas cook whisk together eggs, egg whites, vanilla and a small drizzle of pure maple syrup.
- Spread bananas out in the pan with a spatula so they are in a single layer.
- Reduce heat to medium low. Pour eggs over bananas and cover pan with a lid. Let eggs cook, lowering heat as needed (Note: check the underside of eggs and make sure they aren’t getting too brown. A bit of color on the eggs is fine.) Once eggs are about ¾ of the way cooked, fold omelet onto itself to form a half moon shape. Cover again and let cook for another moment or two or until eggs are set. Remove eggs from pan and add a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Enjoy!
SO, WHAT’S THE NUTRITION BALANCE?
This recipe has a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat and is a complete balanced meal.