Peanut Butter and Banana on Sourdough
Welcome to a simple yet delightful recipe that pairs the classic comfort of peanut butter and banana with the rustic charm of sourdough bread. This combination isn’t just a treat for your taste buds; it’s a nourishing blend that brings together the creamy texture of peanut butter, the sweet, natural goodness of bananas, and a drizzle of honey, all served on a hearty slice of sourdough.
1 open-faced sandwich
About this Recipe
Yes, it can be a bit high on calories count (then skip the honey if you are counting every ounce), but it is still a kids’ favourite in the house and perfect for a wholesome breakfast, a quick snack, or even a light lunch. The ingredients are easy to come by and it can be whipped out in under 15mins.
Sourdough bread – 4 slices (each about 50g)
Peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) – 120g (30g per slice)
Bananas – 2 medium-sized, sliced
Honey – to drizzle, approximately 4 teaspoons in total
A pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Whether it’s a lazy Sunday morning, a quick weekday breakfast, or a snack to lift your spirits, each bite offers a comforting familiarity that speaks to the soul. It’s the kind of food that brings back memories of childhood kitchen counters, of easy laughs around the breakfast table, of the simple yet profound pleasure of feeding and being fed.
Step by Step Instructions
Toasting the Sourdough: First up, the sourdough bread. Toasting is key! It adds a delightful crunch and brings out the sourdough’s unique flavors. Pop those slices into your toaster or place them in a preheated oven. Aim for a golden-brown color – crispy on the outside but still soft inside. Remember, every toaster is a bit different, so keep an eye on your bread to get it just right.
Adding the Banana Slices: Now, the bananas. Peel and slice them – about a quarter-inch thick is perfect. This thickness ensures each bite has a nice balance of banana and peanut butter. Arrange the slices neatly over the peanut butter. The natural sweetness of banana is a perfect match for the nuttiness of the bread and peanut butter.
Layering the Cream Cheese: Here’s where it gets fun. Take each toasted bagel half and spread a generous amount of your lemon-infused cream cheese. Be liberal with it; every bite should have that creamy goodness.
Drizzling Honey: Time for a touch of honey. Drizzle it gently over the banana slices. The honey not only sweetens the dish but also adds a lovely, slightly sticky texture. It’s like the glue that brings all the flavors together. If you really want to skip some calories, skip this step. 🙁
A Sprinkle of Cinnamon (Optional): If you’re using cinnamon, now’s the time. Just a light dusting will do. Cinnamon adds a warm, aromatic dimension that elevates the whole dish. It’s a small addition, but it makes a significant difference.
Final Touches and Serving: Your Peanut Butter and Banana on Sourdough is almost ready. Give it a final once-over, maybe add a bit more honey or cinnamon if you like, and then it’s time to serve. This dish is best enjoyed fresh, so the bread stays crispy, and the bananas haven’t started to brown.
Enjoy your Peanut Butter and Banana on Sourdough fresh and warm. It’s ideal as a stand-alone treat, but you can pair it with a steaming cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk for a more rounded meal. For an added delight, serve it alongside a small bowl of Greek yogurt or a fruit salad to introduce a refreshing element, making it a satisfyingly wholesome meal or snack at any time of the day.