Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast

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Sometimes I really don’t understand my husband.  I don’t understand how you can stand right next to the laundry hamper, and somehow your pants end up on the floor next to it and not actually in it.

I don’t understand how you can eat an entire full meal, and then still claim to be hungry.

I don’t understand why your shoes never, ever end up in the closet, but always on the floor.

And one of the biggest mysteries to me is that you don’t like peanut butter!

I love peanut butter, and eat it almost every day.  He can’t stand it and the only time he really eats it is when it is made into Peanut Butter Balls (sorry, but you’ll have to wait until Christmas time for that recipe 🙂 ).

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Of course, peanut butter’s natural partner is chocolate.  There is no denying that. 

But coming in a close second would definitely be bananas.  Peanut butter and banana sandwiches have been known to make many appearances as my breakfast or lunch.  Then I got to thinking…why not make this into French toast?  There is no reason why not, so I did.

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Take two slices of bread (your choice…I choose whole wheat potato bread because that is what we had), and spread half a tablespoon of peanut butter on each.

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Slice up half a banana, and lay the slices on one slice of bread.

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Then top it with the other piece of bread, peanut butter side in.  You could eat it just like this, but we are making French toast, so keep going!

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In a bowl, whisk up an egg, a little milk and cinnamon.  Make sure to take a blurry photo of this step.

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Then melt some butter in a skillet.

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Dip the whole sandwich into the French toast batter.  Let the batter soak in for a few seconds, and flip the sandwich over.  You may need to flip it a few time, but try to soak up as much of the batter as you can.

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Fry the stuffed French toast in the butter for about 3 minutes per side.

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And serve with the remaining banana slices.  The peanut butter gets melty and gooey, and the banana softens just enough, but still holds it shape and texture.  

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This breakfast is sweet, and satisfying.  Perfect for a weekend, but quick enough for a weekday.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast

makes enough for 1, easily multiplied for more servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter

Directions

  1. Spread each slice of bread with 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter.
  2. Lay the banana slices on the peanut butter side of one piece of bread, and top with the other slice of bread, peanut butter side in.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and cinnamon.
  4. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Dip sandwich in the egg mixture.  Flip over to soak both sides with the batter.  Try to soak up as much batter as possible into the bread.
  6. Fry the French toast in the skillet for about 3 minutes per side, or until it is cooked through and golden and crispy on the outside.

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Melty, gooey, sweet and satisfying.   Who wouldn’t love this breakfast? 

(besides my husband…some things I will never understand.)

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2 comments to Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast

  • john johnston

    With all that yummy sweetness, and he still didn’t like it … That is a mystery!

    Looks delicious to me.

  • Christine

    Yum! I made pancakes this morning and I put a little oatmeal in them for a little extra substance and Bryan is like if I wanted oatmeal I would eat oatmeal. What are we going to do with them?

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