Monkey Breakfast, Anyone?

| October 24, 2008 | 5 Comments

Monkey Breakfast

“Hey, Will, are you hungry?”

“Hungry? Yes, I hungry. What am I going to eat?”

“How about Monkey Breakfast?”

“Monkey Breakfast! Yes! I eat Monkey Breakfast!”

K, so truth be told, I didn’t really know what Monkey Breakfast was before I started making it. It just came to me as I was racking my brain for something new, different, exciting, innovative . . . that’s not too much to ask is it?

As anyone with kids can tell you, sometimes all it takes is a fun name and a different twist on things to get kids excited about eating breakfast.

Why Monkey Breakfast? Because Will is a devoted Curious George fan. Plain and simple. Toss in a few ingredients that he loves and that really go well together and presto! An easy, kid-pleasing meal.

Directions: Take one English muffin, and fork split. Toast. Spread each half with a hearty amount of peanut butter and slice one banana onto the two halves. Serve warm.

Have you made a super easy, but kid pleasing breakfast? Share!

PS This also happens to be a favorite midnight snack for Sweetnicks.

Category: Healthy Cooking, Healthy Life

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Vickan says:

    Mmmmm… I wonder if Nutella would work instead of peanutbutter…

  2. A kid after my own heart!

    Vickan – I love Nutella, but not with this. I’ve tried it, but it was too sweet. Imagine that. ;)

  3. This is my daily breakfast. I was wondering about my sudden propensity to swing from trees! I add flaxseed and sliced almonds to the peanut butter for a little added health and sometimes a drizzle of local honey. I can’t wait until tomorrow morning. Ooo ooo aah aah!! My apologies; I’m a dork.

  4. sandhya says:

    This is one of my all-time favorite breakfasts. I swap muffins around with sliced whole wheat bread, baguette, waffles, and it always tastes just as good. I call it the “elvis” but if I think he had something else he used to add, no? Besides, I like “monkey” much more!

  5. Becca says:

    I stumbled upon your site looking up about melamine. Your pumpkin recipes caught my eye.

    I just wanted to say I too am a fan of peanut butter on whole grain toast with a little drizzle of honey.

    And to ‘My First Kitchen’ I wanted to ask if you’ve ever tried ‘Naturally More’ peanut butter–(less fat, less sugar–what peanut butter should be the label says.)

    I found it at Wal-Mart and it has flaxseed & flaxseed oil in it. No hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup. Just cane sugar & honey.

    After it’s refrigerated it has the consistency of the peanut butter in a Reece’s cup :-) Delicious- the only drawback is it’s a bit difficult to spread on toast sometimes.

    PS–nectarines or peaches when in season are good in place of banana’s– no honey needed!

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