If you’re about to read this and you’re hungry, just stop right there. Don’t read any further without first eating a snack. Because if you love peanut butter like I do, this will make you haungry! I made this the other day as a post workout snack (hello 12g protein). Its savory and sweet, and would also be perfect for breakfast or dessert as well. Oh and healthy. Yeah there’s that too! You could fix this without caramelizing the banana but then it just wouldn’t taste as good. Hahaha. Really, just take the extra step, you’ll thank me.
Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Toast
- Bread (whole wheat or Ezekiel)
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Ripe Banana
- Honey (optional)
- Cinnamon (optional)
Peel and slice the bananas on the diagonal. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat, using non-stick spray. When hot, in a single layer add the banana slices. Cook approx. 2-3 minutes or until bananas start to brown. One at a time, flip banana slices over. Continue to cook until that side is also brown, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Toast the bread and spread on peanut butter. Layer the bananas on top. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon or a drizzle of honey, if so desired. Cut toast on the diagonal to make it look fancy. Enjoy!
I used Ezekiel bread, which can be found in the freezer section, but any whole grain bread would be fine. Just make sure you take note of the serving size. Additionally, use peanut butter of choice but make sure its the natural kind, free of preservatives, artificial flavors, colors.
You could also turn this into French Toast by making this into a sandwich, instead of toasting the bread simply cook it as you would a classic French toast. You could also top whole wheat pancakes or waffles with the caramelized bananas. Yes!