Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Sandwiches
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Breakfast Sandwich Alternatives
Most people automatically think of an egg sandwich when they think of breakfast sandwiches. But your breakfast sandwich can be anything that your imagination can dream up. I love to think about my kids' favorite foods and create a way to present them in a new and exciting way.
French Toast Style Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a childhood classic. There are every few children that I have come across that do not enjoy this food. However, there is another take on this tasty delight, adding bananas to them. Elvis made the peanut butter and banana sandwich famous. It is said that he would sit down and eat about 12 sandwiches at one sitting. Although I used to eat these as a kid, I've not been successful at getting my own children to eat them (even though they love to eat bananas with peanut butter spread on them). So I decided to try my hand at making them into a breakfast sandwich to see if they'd be more willing to give them a try. This very easy sandwich is a spin on the traditional French Toast. Instead of just making the French Toast into single slices, it is put together as a peanut butter and banana sandwich.
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Ingredients for Peanut Butter Breakfast Sandwiches
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, I used natural peanut butter with no added sugar.
- 8 slices Italian Style Bread
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 2 medium bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup fruit jelly
- 1 Tablespoon butter
Directions for Peanut Butter Breakfast Sandwiches
- Slice the bread into 1/2 inch slices and spread peanut butter on one side of four slices of bread.
- Next, drizzle the honey over the top of the peanut butter.
- Slice the bananas into round pieces that are 1/2 inch thick. Place the banana pieces onto the peanut butter and honey slice so that there are bananas across the entire slice of bread. Put the second piece of bread on top to form the sandwich.
- In a bowl, beat the eggs, add the milk and cinnamon and beat until combined.
- Heat the pan or griddle with the butter.
- Dip the sandwich into the egg mixture to coat on both sides. Then grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side in the pan with the melted butter. You want the egg mixture to be cooked and a little golden brown.
- You can serve it with a tablespoon of fresh fruit jelly or preserves on the side. Kids can dip their sandwiches in the jelly to make it a peanut butter, banana, and jelly sandwich.
|Serving size: 1 sandwich|
|Calories from Fat||90|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 10 g||15%|
|Saturated fat 3 g||15%|
|Carbohydrates 46 g||15%|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 9 g||18%|
|Cholesterol 58 mg||19%|
|* 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.|
Cooking With Your Kids
Remember that cooking with your kids is a great time to spend as a family. Not only are your children learning life long healthy eating habits, but they are also spending quality time with you. There are many easy and fantastic ways that you and your child can cook together. You do not need to create fancy dishes. Just the act of learning what an appropriate portion size is along with what a balanced meal looks and tastes like will take your children far in life. And before you know it, they will be doing all of the cooking for you!