Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
A sweet, warm breakfast idea. Cooked like a grilled cheese, but filled with melted peanut butter and warm bananas.
These sandwiches are a simple, but impressive, combination of flavors and textures--apple, peanut butter, cinnamon--perfect for after-school snacking or a quick lunch. Great with a glass of cold milk!
I made two different types of grilled sandwiches, one with chunky peanut butter and bananas and one with dark chocolate-peanut butter and bananas. I melted a bit of butter in the pan to cook the sandwiches in, which made it easier for me. The kids loved this combo and devoured the sandwiches. Will make this again, but I think next time I might try cream cheese and strawberry preserves, with sliced strawberries for myself.
I have been making these grilled sandwiches for years. They are great if you have to eat on the run and it has all healthy ingredients too. If I don't feel like getting a skillet out, I just spread the peanut butter on toasted bread and top with sliced bananas.
This sandwich may sound unappealing, but it's actually very tasty, especially on cold winter days! Legend has it that this was a favorite of The King.
I tried this for my preschool kids and called it "Curious George" sandwiches (cause that's what he'd eat). I really thought it was great - the grilling brought out a toastiness in the bananas. The bananas were a bit runny and messy though. My kids didn't like it as much as me. Only 1 out of three finished theirs.
this is how we like our banana sandwiches --- spread cinnamon-raisin bread with butter, place slices of banana on one bread, sprinkle generously with sugar, close up sandwich and place in a sandwich maker, 3 minutes later --- voila! YUMMY AND SATISFYING!
One of my all time favorites! Definitely use over ripe bananas for this. I also sometimes make something similar but without bread- just heat a mashed banana in a pan for 3-4 minutes, then drizzle with a bit of peanut butter and cook an additional 30 seconds.
Couldn't fry it so I just toasted the bread and it still melted everything nicely. Would still like to try it fried.