Sunday, February 3, 2013

Melty Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches:

There's just something about banana and peanut butter sandwiches. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the subtle banana flavor combined with the salty, savory, and creaminess of peanut butter or the way the combination melts in your mouth so easily. Either way, it's delicious.

I often eat peanut butter and banana sandwiches for a filling breakfast before school. It keeps me full and gives me a pretty good protein fix to start the day. Today, I was feeling like getting a little more fancy with it, so I decided to grill the sandwiches in a skillet in order to achieve that melty, gooey effect. It worked. This is perfect for a filling, healthy start to your day or as a hangover tamer. Obviously a recipe isn't really necessary for this, but here it is just in case:

Ingredients:

2 bananas, sliced
1/2 cup peanut butter, divided
4 slices of whole wheat bread
1 tsp. non-dairy butter spread, divided

Makes 2 sandwiches
Total Cook Time: less than 10 minutes.

Instructions:


1. Spread 1/4 cup of peanut butter out on 2 slices of bread. Cover each slice with one banana's worth of banana slices. Next, assemble the sandwiches: top each peanut butter and banana-covered slice of bread with a plain slice of bread. (You can add more peanut butter if you want)

2. Heat 1 tsp. of buttery spread on medium-high heat in a  medium skillet. Add the sandwiches, and flip them so that both sides have butter on them. Cook each sandwich until both sides are browned, about 3 minutes on each side.

3. Slice in half, and revel in the melty glory.

6 comments:

  1. I have actually never had a toasted / warm peanut butter sandwich! I am now wondering how that's possible. I don't have them much these days but they featured in my early childhood and have a comforting vibe to them as a result. I suspect warm would be even more so :)

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    1. Haha. I jumped on the banana peanut butter sandwich bandwagon in college. I forgot about it for awhile, but I'm glad that I've refreshed my memory. They're definitely comforting. I also like peanut butter melted on bagels or sweet wheat English muffins. It taste like a salty, sweet cookie...delicious.

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  2. I love peanut butter and bananas together, yum! I make overnight oats with them frequently, but I haven't had a toasted sandwich using them in forever. I think you might have inspired me to make one this week :) Your photos look yummy!

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    1. Me too! I need to start making overnight oats. That sounds great. I'm glad to have inspired you to make this. Haha. :)

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  3. Oh my goodness these sandwiches look amazing!!

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