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Peanut Butter and Banana Grilled Sandwich [Vegan/Gluten Free]

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on April 14, 2015, 2 comments

If you haven’t caught on, we’ve certainly had a few ups and downs in the past few months.  There are moments that I catch myself making this all way too hard.  Like.  I need to make dinner.  And dinner sounds so complicated at the moment.  The other night I said “what if we just had pb&j” and Nathan said “that sounds so easy…and perfect” < for some reason, I tend to over-complicate things, and especially more-so when I’m stressed.  So.  Let’s make something simple.  đź™‚ 

When you think about this recipe, think about grilled cheese.  But then, instead of cheese (< I KNOW), think of gooey warm peanut butter, and super sweet banana sandwiched between those toasty pieces of bread.  Yeah.  I’m hyping it up.  But really, it’s a grilled pb&banana.  And it is amazing. Peanut Butter and Banana Grilled Sandwich [Vegan/Gluten Free]Here are 3 pro-tips that I learned during my extensive HANGRY research of perfecting this sandwich. 

  1. If your bread is frozen (as mine was), thaw it before proceeding with sandwich making (I put mine in the toaster for long enough to thaw but not enough to toast)
  2. Cut the banana into really thin pieces.  This will make the sandwich stay together better than thick slices
  3. Smush it (< technical term) while it’s grilling < this makes it amazing (I am so certain that there are better ways to do this.  In fact, I DO NOT recommend this way.  Pretty much at high risk of burning your hand like this ;))Peanut Butter and Banana Grilled Sandwich [Vegan/Gluten Free]

This is your result: Peanut Butter and Banana Grilled Sandwich [Vegan/Gluten Free]#Yes #PB&BForever #InLove

Let’s make it…

Peanut Butter and Banana Grilled Sandwich [Vegan/Gluten Free]
Serves 1
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  1. Earth Balance or other butter substitute for grilling
  2. 2 slices of bread (I used gluten free)
  3. 1 ripe banana, sliced thinly
  4. Peanut Butter
  1. Add butter substitute to a medium sized frying pan and put on medium heat
  2. While butter is melting, spread peanut butter on one side of each piece of bread
  3. Add the banana, layering tightly, to cover one piece of bread
  4. Add the piece of bread with banana on it to the frying pan, banana side up
  5. Add the other piece of bread with just peanut butter on top, peanut butter side down
  6. Smush it while it grills
  7. Once it is toasty brown, flip carefully and let the other side get toasty brown as well (adding more butter-substitute if necessary)
  8. Remove from pan. Cut in half. Eat warm :)
  1. If your bread is frozen, toast lightly just to thaw before beginning
  2. It has been recommended to add cinnamon and or maple syrup to this sandwich < must try.
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