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Banana Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

Updated on July 12, 2013
Banana Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast
Banana Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast | Source

Banana Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

I love food, I love to eat, and I love to cook, but most importantly I love to make great tasting food that everyone loves and manipulate it so that it is less calories and healthier for the average person to eat and enjoy. Breakfast is the best time of day for a “cheat meal” when you are trying to eat healthy and lose or maintain weight. I have found that I normally crave “junk foods” first thing in the morning when my body is starving for calories since I sleep for eight to twelve hours in a single night. Due to this craving I have always found ingenious ways to make my meals contain less calories and become healthier than the normal breakfast foods that one can order in a restaurant. The way I force my food to be healthier than the original recipes of the beloved breakfast foods is simply by using all natural and/or organic products combined in a way to trick my taste buds and mind into believing I am eating a sugary and fatty filled breakfast dessert. Another way to make my beloved breakfast foods healthier is that I never add anything else to the top of it such as honey, maple syrup, butter, etc. I keep my breakfast simple and I enjoy the taste of natural foods. I know that stuffed French toast is not the healthiest of meals to consume, but it is a delicious one, and this recipe is not that bad for one to eat (especially if one splits it with a child, friend, or significant other and adds scrambled egg whites on the side). I have never felt that I had to compromise too much when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but I have had to learn how to cook and how to combine certain foods to make them taste delicious, but I have NEVER had to compromise taste for health. If one cuts out sugar (except for natural sugar found in natural food such as fruit), cuts down the amount one eats in a single sitting, and only consumes natural and whole foods, then one can really eat anything that they want and still be a healthy person. Of course one may have to compromise eating out at restaurants on a daily basis, but if one enjoys being in the kitchen and experimenting with food and cooking, then it isn't a compromise more than an addition to ones life. Without white bread, sugar, maple syrup, and butter French toast is actually a healthy option to eat for breakfast once in awhile (it is not something I eat everyday, but I do like to treat myself every few months or so). So start cooking up some good food in the kitchen and enjoy a healthier option of the beloved breakfast foods!

This recipe tastes like a dream: smooth, creamy, sweet, and filling.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 13 min
Yields: 1 or 2 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Natural Whole Wheat Bread, (I used Vermont Bread Company bread)
  • 1 small (56g) Banana, (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp Skim Milk
  • 2 large Egg Whites
  • 20g Natural Peanut Butter
  • dash Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Whisk the two egg whites and the skim milk into a bowl. Dip the the bread in the mixture (on both sides). I usually soak the 2 slices of bread in the egg and milk separately so that it is evenly distributed in the French toast.
  2. Sprinkle the egg and milk covered bread with cinnamon.
  3. Spray cooking spray in a fry pan and on a medium heat fry the bread for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Spread the peanut butter on each slice of bread (one side of each).
  5. Slice the banana and place on one side of one piece of bread and place the other piece peanut butter side down on top of the one with the sliced banana.
  6. Fry for an additional minute on each side.
  7. Let cool, eat and enjoy!
Banana Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast
Banana Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 whole stuffed French toast sandwich (233g)
Calories 344
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 49 g16%
Sugar 9 g
Fiber 9 g36%
Protein 20 g40%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 530 mg22%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Note:

The nutritional facts provided is for the whole stuffed French toast. Personally I only eat half of this for one meal and I love to add scrambled egg whites to the side and either share or save the other half.

Also, the sugar found in this recipe are all natural. Banana is actually fairly high in sugar and the peanut butter and bread also have a small amount of natural sugar in them, but it's for breakfast, so carbohydrates and sugar are actually healthy for the body since it aids in flooding the protein into the muscles to end the catabolic state the body is in during sleep.

5 stars from 2 ratings of Banana Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      peachpurple, you made me giggle when you said it should be a good start for a bowel movement, haha! Banana and peanut butter is one of the best combos! I am glad to have introduced you to a new taste! please let me know what you think.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      peanut butter mix with banana is a new combination that i haven't tried out yet. Interesting and banana is healthy, using it for breakfast should head a good start for the bowel movement. Great recipe. Voted up

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow. This looks simply mouth watering and I would love to give it a try. Thank you for sharing. Voted up.

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      This looks like something my grandkids would LOVE! Thanks for the new idea.

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Bill, I thought of this while trying to fall asleep last night so when I woke up I was very excited to cook it up and try it, and I was extremely pleased by how yummy it turned out to be! You are very welcome, I am glad to add some new things to your life :)

      You have a great weekend as well my friend!

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      pinto2011, haha it is super yummy, probably one of the best breakfasts I have made and eaten in a long time! I hope you do indulge in it, it is very filling as well I only ate half and gave the other half to my daughter and I was stuffed (I ate scrambled eggs to though). I hope you enjoy!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jami, I'm 64 years old and I've never heard of this dish....never even imagined it existed. LOL How unique! Thanks for adding to my education, and have a great weekend.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Jami! This is really the one I would love to indulge and gorge upon and stuff up my stomach with.