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An Easy Breakfast Sandwich that's Better than Pastry

Updated on August 17, 2014

Better than Danish

The breakfast pastry case can be tough to resist when you want something sweet for breakfast. But, we all know we should be eating better and choosing low fat, nutritious foods. If eating healthy has meant your breakfast consisted of dry toast or twigs and sticks in a bowl, here's some good news. This quick and easy little sandwich will taste like it's from the pastry case, but it could well be more nutritious than what you're eating for breakfast, now! (And, it's not just for breakfast. It makes a tasty dessert, too!)

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For One Serving

2 slices whole grain bread

1/2 ripe banana

1/2 tablespoon almond butter (optional)

1 tablespoon apple butter

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Toast the Bread

Use your favorite quality whole grain bread. If you can find a multi-grain raisin nut bread, so much the better. When we first began making these sandwiches, we used Natural Ovens Happiness Bread (which, sadly, the bakery no longer makes). If it's been a while since you've toasted bread that contains fruits and nuts, keep an eye on it - the addition of dried fruit can cause the toast to burn more quickly.

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Prepare the Banana

While the bread is toasting, slice the banana. Cut the banana in half across the middle and then slice one half lengthwise. Reserve the other half of the banana for another use. Or, nibble on it while you wait for your toast.

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Add Almond Butter (optional) and Apple Butter

If you choose to use almond butter, spread it on each piece of the warm toast, first. Then, spread each slice of toast with apple butter. Try to work quickly so the toast stays warm.

Add the Banana

Arrange the banana slices on one slice of the toast, on the apple butter. Cover the banana slices with the other slice of toast, apple butter side down.

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Slice and Enjoy!

Slice the sandwich (or not) and savor your healthy and tasty creation. The sandwich is nicely portable and you can easily wrap it in foil to go with you.

What's Your Favorite Breakfast?

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Yummy and good for you. Blessed.

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      BrickExpert 4 years ago

      Veggie burrito!

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      Carol 4 years ago from Arkansas

      Donuts and pastry would be my honest answer-it's what I would love. BUT...I never eat those anymore!

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      Susan R. Davis 4 years ago from Vancouver

      I've been going through a french toast phase lately.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Now that looks tasty. I like toast, apple butter and bananas but never thought of putting them together.

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      right now i am addicted to apple fritters. they are sooooo good.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      A green tea, toast with cheese... any kind of cheese... a fruit... and a mug of coffee... at that point I can start working... LOL

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      Alethia LM 5 years ago

      Yummy! I would also maybe add a touch of honey? Some cinnamon?

      Thanks for the suggestion!

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I love omelettes, but this looks yummy and healthy too!

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      stillrunnin88 5 years ago

      My favorite breakfast is oatmeal with blueberries, grapefruit and scrambled eggs

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      lynnasafriend 5 years ago

      I like yogurt, fruit, pancakes and eggs... not all at the same sitting LOL

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      nicole-young 5 years ago

      My mouth is watering! Looks delicious! Thanks for the idea!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Oh, yum! Love this idea and loads cheaper than buying breakfast on the run. Nicely done, Bossy!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I know that I'd pick your breakfast pastry sandwich over anything in the pastry case. I don't think I've tried almond butter and that would make it more special I'm sure. Tasty, healthy, and easy....a perfect breakfast to sit and enjoy or take on the go!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Omlets! But I also like a great breakfast sandwich on an english muffin.

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      My favorite breakfast is homemade sourdough pancakes with fresh-made blueberry compote, a little maple syrup and a dollop of yogurt. This sandwich looks pretty good, although I'd use peanut butter on mine. Love peanut butter toast!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I love this idea for a healthy breakfast that feels more like a great snack. If I was in a hurry, this would be easy to bundle up in a paper towel or napkin and be on my way. :)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What a great idea! I'm not a huge banana fan but love them with peanut butter and this would be a great way to make it a bit more filling.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I like all the ingredients, so why not put them together? I've been wanting some raisin bread too.

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      AngryBaker 5 years ago

      Nice Idea... this could work for my kids.. always trying to get them to eat something before they race out the door in the morning. Thanks

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      Gerald McConway 5 years ago

      Some great ideas here. I have some odd concoctions I make before a long ride and will have to incorporate this as well, thanks!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      That's five kinds of awesome! Blessed!

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      After I try this, I think it will be in the running! By the way, the almond butter would be mandatory for me, not optional. "Squid Angel blessed."

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      I'm actually going to make one of those right now- at 21:14 at night for a snack because I'm so hungry and it looks yummy! And it's perfect for me as I am cutting back on refined sugar! Thanks for sharing this idea! :)

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      Auntie-M LM 5 years ago

      I love eggs with turkey bacon. But I do want to try the toast and almond butter combo - it sounds wonderful.

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      happydesertgirl 5 years ago

      I typically eat turkey bacon and some kind of spelt bread of some sort and an egg. I can't wait to try these!