Sometimes you don’t need a fussy recipe to have something amazingly delicious.
Take this sandwich, for example. Yes, it’s a tiny bit more complicated than smearing some peanut butter and jam on a piece of bread, but only slightly. Seriously. I made one for breakfast, and it took no time at all.
I hate to even post something so simple, but what if someone out there hasn’t ever learned the fine art of sandwich making? What if just one poor soul has never tasted a caramelized banana? What if someone didn’t realize that White Chocolate Peanut Butter exists?
Honestly, I had no idea. Not until last week, when I was catching up on Twitter and stumbled right into the e-door of Peanut Butter and Company. Normally, I am not a peanut butter fan. You see, I got siiiick off of peanut butter while pregnant, and since then? Well, let’s just say it doesn’t do much for me. But I WANT to love it. I WANT to make peanut butter balls, peanut butter tortes, peanut butter frosting. I want to, I WANT to. And so I asked them…Can you make me love peanut butter again?
They took the task to heart.
A few days later, a box showed up on my door packed to the gills with 6 different peanut butter varieties. Jon and I sat down and tasted from each of them. It was incredible! My absolute favorite was this one – the White Chocolate Wonderful. It’s the subtle sweetness of the white chocolate that does it for me…it cuts the peanut butter into something candylike, so fresh and creamy and delicious. So, this morning while half asleep, it hit me…this is what I am making for breakfast.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter and Caramelized Banana Sandwiches.
No real recipe here, just a guide to help the kitchen newbie out. Or that young man who may want to impress his pretty new girlfriend who finally let him stay over… In the case that young men are still capable of romance outside of texting. And hopefully not wearing skinny jeans. I don’t get that. Men. In skinny jeans. Unless you’re a Jonas Brother or from Great Britian, I’d say it’s a no, but who am I? I just don’t see the attraction when a man has to lay flat on his back and wiggle into pants like a woman. And even I don’t do that anymore, as I realized you can cut the tag out of your jeans before your husband sees what size they are. So buy a bigger pair. No one needs to know.
Okay. The sandwich.
First things first, you need the peanut butter. You can get it here, at Peanut Butter and Company. It’s worth every penny, I tell you. White Chocolate Wonderful – and they definitely got the name right. You’ll also need a banana per sandwich, and two slices of big thick white bread per sandwich as well. Homemade would be amazing, but a loaf of old fashioned white would be just fine. You’ll also need a couple tablespoons of butter for frying the sandwiches, and a couple tablespoons of sugar for caramelizing the bananas.
Now that you have your ingredients, let’s get started. Number one, slice the bananas. I first cut my banana in half lengthwise, and then made long slices out of the halves. Spread as much of the peanut butter on one of the bread slices as you think you would like, then lay the banana slices on the peanut butter. Sprinkle some sugar atop the bananas, then, using your kitchen torch, hit the sugar until it bubbles and browns.
Place a tablespoon or so of butter in a skillet (nonstick works best for me), and get it nice and hot. Add the banana topped piece of bread to the buttered skillet, and then place the plain slice of bread on top, making your sandwich. Once the bottom piece of bread appears as brown as you would like, use a spatula to lift the sandwich, add a bit more butter to the pan, and then flip your sandwich. Remove once both sides are nice and brown.
Serve and enjoy!
Things that might make this a little easier on you, plus, they are all part of the Amazon 4 for 3 Promo, meaning, buy FOUR things, mix and match, and you only pay for 3 of them! Sweet!:
Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post. I was supplied samples of peanut butter, but all opinions are my own.