Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mashed Banana Toast/Sandwiches

Do you mash or slice your bananas???

I would guess you have probably been slicing them your whole life.  Well, here's something new to try: MASH 'EM! All it does it make it creamy.  It's literally like creating your own banana spread.  Especially if the banana is really ripe...mashing a ripe banana will make it taste way better than a greenish banana (since ripe bananas have more sugar). Did you know that they sell banana peanut butter?  I don't understand why would anyone buy that when you can just make it yourself.  Anyways...instead of your usual peanut butter and sliced banana toast/sandwiches that I'm sure you've been doing for as long as you can remember, just mash the banana!  You can mix other spreads in with the banana if you want to change it up even more.  

Mashed Banana Toast/Sandwich:

1 slice of bread, toasted   (or 2 for a sandwich)
1/2 to 1 ripe banana (depending how big it is)

Mash the banana as chunky or creamy as you'd like.  Spread mashed banana on hot toast.

***Add a slice of bread on top to make a sandwich if you prefer.  Toasting is optional. 

Variations:  Mix into mashed banana mixture before spreading on top of bread...

  • peanut butter
  • nutella
  • honey
  • melted chocolate chips (flavor of your choice)
  • cocoa powder
  • cinnamon
  • blueberries
  • almond butter (or other nut butter of your choice)
  • chopped or sliced strawberries
  • crushed Nilla Wafers
  • toffee bits
  • coconut flakes
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • brown sugar (this is very sweet..but delicious)
  • chopped nuts of your choice
  • grape nuts (or other cereal of your choice.  Honey Nut Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch is really good too)
  • caramel sauce
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate sauce/syrup
  • pudding
  • maple syrup
  • jelly 
  • yogurt

Melted chocolate chips & banana:

Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, and Banana:

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chunks:

Mashed Banana and Nutella Sandwich:

Almond Butter and Banana:

Spread it on graham crackers!

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