I don’t eat peanut butter very often, but when I do, I LOVE peanut butter and banana sandwiches as well as peanut butter and honey sandwiches. So when I saw this recipe on Foodgawker which combined all of that into a FRENCH TOAST I knew it was going down!
The recipe I followed is Bobby Flay’s version of the Cafe 222 french toast which I believe appeared on The Best Thing I Ever Ate?
Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed French Toast
Makes 1 Serving (though you can squeeze two sandwiches out of the egg mix if you want another!)
- 1 Banana
- 2 Slices of Bread (I used French Bread)
- 1-2 Tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1/8 Cup of Heavy Cream
- 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla
- 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
- Dash of Salt
Let’s start with the french toast mix. In a bowl (one that will be easy to fit the sandwich), combine your eggs, heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of salt. Gently whip until the eggs have been scrambled and everything is combined.
Now for the sandwich! Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on each slice of bread, place your sliced banana on one slice, drizzle some honey on the other slice and put the sandwich together! Get a pan on medium heat with about a tablespoon of butter. Once it has heated and the butter is beginning to bubble, dip your sandwich in the egg mixture, coating each side and then fry in the pan about 3-4 minutes per side (or until brown).
If you’re a fiend for whipped cream like I am, pour some whipping cream/heavy cream into a bowl, add a couple drops of vanilla extract, a few pinches of cinnamon and sugar to taste and whip it while you are waiting for your french toast to cook!
Once browned one each side, plate it, drizzle with honey or maple syrup and top with whipped cream if that’s what your heart (and stomach!) desire!
I had absolutely NO concern as to how much I would enjoy this feast of a breakfast, it’s pretty much all my favourite things in one. Breakfast, peanut butter combined with bananas or honey, all fried into a sandwich in the form of french toast! I’ll take two!!
…Matter of fact, I have a guilty confession. As I was making this glorious breakfast, the wheels in my head started turning as I thought of a sandwich I was considering making with the current items in my fridge (Apple & Brie Grilled Cheese). Well before I knew it, I had consumed my first stuffed french toast and begun what would become the Caramelized Apple & Brie Stuffed French Toast!! A sweet and savoury grilled cheese/french toast metamorphosis which I consumed right after the previous one…OOOPS! So if I’m ever able to get up again, be on the lookout for that one!
French Toast Stuffed Bob!