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Summer 2009 Theme: Summer Breakfast Lovin'
Happy Summer Breakfast Lover,
We've got some great things cooking at MrBreakfast.com. We're happy to announce the launch of our new, improved website and the unveiling of The Cereal Project. Tell all your friends... and even people you don't know. Regular newsletters are set to resume this fall. Talk to you then. Have a fantastic summer.
Recipe Of The Month: Easy Banana Bread
This issue's featured recipe is a simple, basic banana bread that's received super high marks from the great breakfast lovers who have left comments on MrBreakfast.com. I hope you like it as much as we do.
This recipe makes 6 servings.
Cream sugar and butter, mash the bananas and add to the mixture.
Beat and add the eggs. Slowly add the flour, salt, and baking soda. (If desired, fold in the walnuts at this point.) Pour into a loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes.
This recipe makes one 9 1/2 X 5-inch loaf or three 6 X 3 1/2-inch mini loaves.
For an in-depth article (with video) about this recipe, please see Mr Breakfast's blog post called Banana Bread... So Easy, ItŐs Bananas!
That's all there is too it. Let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment on this recipe's page on MrBreakfast.com.
More Featured Breakfast Recipes For Summer
Let us know what you thought of the recipes by posting a note on MrBreakfast.com.
This is a simple way to add spark to a healthy breakfast of grapefruit. You can use your favorite flavor of yogurt to customize it to your tastes.
Green Eggs And Ham
In this recipe, it's avocado and green onion that give the eggs a greenish hue. Fun for St. Patrick's Day or after reading the famous book to kids (please leave out the bourbon if serving to children).
Red Flannel Hash
Great for around St. Patrick's Day when corned beef brisket is easier to find and often cheaper. Top with poached eggs to make the meal complete. Very popular in New England.
Mashed Potato Pancakes
I like these with butter and maple syrup. But since they're more savory than sweet, they are also terrific with a fried egg and grated cheese on top. You can also try adding some chopped parsley or basil for color - or spice them up with jarred roasted red pepper or jalapenos! Delicious!
Flax Seed And Nut Granola (Low-Carb)
An oat-free, low-carb granola with three kinds of nuts, two kinds of seeds and shredded coconut. It is sweetened with Splenda (or similar sugar substitute).
Better Blueberry Waffles
A good reliable blueberry batter. These waffles are great with a thin spread of butter topped with a few fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream. Great with maple syrup too.
To Find Your Perfect Breakfast:
MrBreakfast.com now has 2883 breakfast recipes. (And don't forget the 23618 restaurant reviews.)
There's Over 325 Ways To Make Toast
Over the last three years, MrBreakfast.com visitors have submitted their recipes for toast. Check it out: 326 Ways To Enjoy Toast.
10 Tips To Make Perfect Waffles
NEW PRODUCT REVIEWS
Delights Breakfast Bowls
From Jimmy Dean
I recently tried 2 new varieties of Jimmy Dean Delights Breakfast Bowls: Farmhouse and Broccoli, Cheese & Ham. The Farmhouse bowl has eggs, potatoes, onions, green & red peppers, Cheddar cheese, turkey sausage and Portabella mushrooms. The Broccoli bowl has scrambled egg whites, diced potatoes, broccoli, Cheddar cheese, ham & red onion.
The cooking instructions for both are easy: microwave 2 minutes, stir, microwave 1 more minute. Both varieties looked fairly appetizing coming out of the microwave... although not nearly as appetizing as they appear on the box.
The Farmhouse bowl was just okay. There were nice sized pieces of egg, potato and sausage with noticeable peppers. The cheese only came through in occasional bites. The main flavors were egg and potato. Surprisingly for a Jimmy Dean product, the sausage was bland and made little impact on the overall flavor. The Portabella mushroom pieces were hardly noticeable. The egg pieces were the best part. The biggest negative was the small puddle of liquid (less than a teaspoon) left at the bottom of the bowl.
The Broccoli, Cheese & Ham bowl was my favorite of the two. It was delightfully cheesy with strands of cheese hanging from nearly every forkful. The potato chunks were tender and tasty. The large pieces of egg white were good, but not as good as the egg in the Farmhouse bowl. The broccoli tasted fresh. The ham provided terrific flavor, but was slightly chewy every so often. The main flavors were cheese and potato. The onion was barely noticeable. This bowl, too, suffered from an annoying little puddle of liquid at the bottom.
I was surprised that I like the Broccoli variety better. I tend to favor sausage over ham. But considering the sausage was flavorless and the ham was delicious, the Broccoli bowl beat out the Farmhouse bowl by a considerable margin. It also didn't hurt that it was indulgently cheesy.
Overall, these bowls were satisfying and filling. I give the Farmhouse Bowl a rating of 4.5 golden eggs out of 7. I give the Broccoli, Cheese and Ham Bowl a rating of 5 out of 7.
Each Farmhouse Delights Breakfast Bowl has 300 calories, 18 grams total fat (8 grams saturated 0 grams trans), 195 mg cholesterol, 560 mg sodium, 17 grams totals carbs, 2 grams dietary fiber, 2 grams sugar and 17 grams protein.
Each Broccoli, Cheese & Ham Delights Breakfast Bowl has 250 calories, 12 grams total fat (7 grams saturated 0 grams trans), 40 mg cholesterol, 710 mg sodium, 17 grams totals carbs, 2 grams dietary fiber, 2 grams sugar and 18 grams protein.
The price we paid: $3.49
Hostess Twinkies Cereal
Twinkies Cereal doesn't really taste like Twinkies. It has more of a pleasant, simple vanilla cake flavor - nothing more.
Eaten dry, the Twinkies-shaped pieces are a touch softer than you might expect. They're still crisp, but more tender than, say, Cap'n Crunch. A light powdered sugar coating does give the smallest feeling of creaminess that you might associate with the iconic snack cake.
The cereal stays crisp in milk for upward of 8 minutes. The milk takes on absolutely no flavor from the cereal.
I found the cereal a little boring, offering nothing new in flavor. On the other hand, my 5 year old daughter found the cereal to be "amazing" and thought the cereal pieces were "cute". She said she would give the cereal a 6 out of 7. I'm more inclined to give it a 4. Splitting the difference, this cereal gets 5 out of 7 golden eggs.
Nutritional Considerations: Each 1 cup serving of Hostess Twinkies Cereal has 180 calories, 7 grams total fat (6 grams saturated and 0 grams trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 29 grams total carbs, less than 1 gram dietary fiber, 16 grams sugar and 1 gram protein.
The price we paid: $3.99
Read the complete reviews for these products and more at the
Mr Breakfast Product Review Home Page.
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