Saturdays and Sundays are the perfect time for a scrumptious breakfast. Today’s treat was Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast Sticks. I love the combination of peanut butter and banana so when I noticed over-ripe bananas in my pantry, the rest was a no-brainer!
I am not a big fan of wasting food so I try to come up with inventive ways to use items that would otherwise end up in the compost bin. Since I have a bit more time on the weekend mornings, breakfast is a good time to use my imagination and try new combinations. I am not claiming the results are low in calorie, I am claiming they are tasty! Some other French Toast ideas are here and here and here! I love French Toast for sure!
With no plans other than yard work today, Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast Sticks were the answer to speckled bananas. As long as the weather is cooperating, I am spending the majority of my weekends pruning, trimming and planting in my yard. Leaving the cooler months for the inside of the house. All of this attention to the garden also makes for beautiful interest during the winter months, provided evergreens are scattered amidst the perennial flowers.
For your breakfast pleasure, here is the recipe:
- 2 slices thicker bread (I used Pepperidge Farm Swirl Oatmeal Hearty Breakfast Bread)
- 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- Splash milk
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- In a shallow plate, place the egg and milk; blend well with whisk. Melt butter in a non-stick skillet over low heat.
- Spread the peanut butter on both slices of bread and slice the banana over the peanut butter. Put the two slices of bread together to form a sandwich and slice into four pieces (forming sticks).
- Coat the slices in the egg and milk mixture. Cook the slices, turning to cook all sides.
- Remove from the skillet and serve with warm Maple syrup or your choice of topping(s).
Off to have some fun in the yard!