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. 🙂
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. Here are 3 pro-tips that I learned during my extensive HANGRY research of perfecting this sandwich.
- 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)
- Cut the banana into really thin pieces. This will make the sandwich stay together better than thick slices
- 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 ;))
Let’s make it…
- Earth Balance or other butter substitute for grilling
- 2 slices of bread (I used gluten free)
- 1 ripe banana, sliced thinly
- Peanut Butter
- Add butter substitute to a medium sized frying pan and put on medium heat
- While butter is melting, spread peanut butter on one side of each piece of bread
- Add the banana, layering tightly, to cover one piece of bread
- Add the piece of bread with banana on it to the frying pan, banana side up
- Add the other piece of bread with just peanut butter on top, peanut butter side down
- Smush it while it grills
- Once it is toasty brown, flip carefully and let the other side get toasty brown as well (adding more butter-substitute if necessary)
- Remove from pan. Cut in half. Eat warm :)
- If your bread is frozen, toast lightly just to thaw before beginning
- It has been recommended to add cinnamon and or maple syrup to this sandwich < must try.
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