Today’s post is brought to you as a guest post from Kathy, one of my best friends, with whom I have (obviously) shared a lot of delicious food experiences. This is her amazing PB banana french toast which I had the opportunity to try yesterday at brunch. So good!
P double B, H double F
A few years ago, Alex wrote a guest post for my summer-in-London blog on Lithuanian ice cream after she (surprise surprise) qualified for the under 23 World Rowing Championships. I distinctly remember her saying that although the ice cream was good, the portion sizes were small and the options were pretty #basic. Now returning the f(l)avor of writing a guest blog for Will Run 4 Food, I’ll just say that this recipe does not yield small portions, nor is it #basic.
All throughout high school, I packed the exact same lunch every day: cheese and ham sandwich (no lettuce, no mayo, no NOTHING), fit inside a perfectly-square sandwich box, a yogurt and apple. Still can’t believe I ate the same thing for 4 years, but it has motivated me to think out of the box (literally) for all things relating to sandwiches and things between 2 slices of bread.
So we all love peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches. It’s versatile, rich in nutrients (all those good fats), and the perfect combo of textures, especially if you add in crunchy peanut butter. BUT c’mon, let’s be real, do we want to just have a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich? I think I’ve made myself clear that no one likes #basic sandwiches.
And voila, the peanut butter banana honey french toast was born. I first tried this on my last morning at home for winter break, and got my parents addicted! It’s super simple and takes very little prep/cook time. Healthy too because I used whole grain toast and greek yogurt instead of cream in the batter. You can use any type of nutter butter, and can also get adventurous with toppings, like blueberries, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, etc.
4 tbsp of plain greek yogurt
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of cinnamon
8 pieces of whole grain toast
bottomless peanut butter
Start with a regular peanut butter, banana, honey sandwich, and spreaaaaad that nutter butter like it’s your job.
Soak each sandwich in the batter, and place on a flat skillet heated with butter.
Place on skillet until the toast is golden brown and your house smells glorious.
Cut up into halves and CONSUME.
For all my crazy, non-#basicb*etches: fry up some extra blueberries and bananas in the skillet with butter and use as topping.
Serves a family of 3 Asians or a party of 6 non-#basicb*etches