Girlfriends are kind of the best, aren't they?
They call to talk just when you need it. They're always ready to share a dessert. They travel hundreds of miles in a day, just to hang out for 24 hours.
And sometimes, on those especially rockin' days, they send you a package filled with goodies.
My buddy Katie is 4 feet and 11 inches of Cleveland-born awesome-ness. Today I found an early birthday package from her on my doorstep, filled with treats she knew I would appreciate (read: cookbooks and food). Amongst the goodies, I discovered this:
Alas! My heaven-on-earth Saturday night dinner was born.
Picture it: 2 slices of homemade bread, slathered with White Chocolate Peanut Butter, sliced bananas, and a drizzle of honey. Bread is sandwiched together, dipped in a wonderful cinnamon-egg batter, and turned into a French Toast sammie that will bring you to your knees.
I rest my case. White Chocolate Peanut Butter is reason #237 why girlfriends are kind of the best :)
Peanut Butter-Banana French Toast Sandwich
(I'd like to say it's a Hungry Spoon original, but I think Elvis may have beat me to it)
This sandwich clearly shows why peanut butter banana sandwiches and French Toast are a match made in heaven.
- 2 slices of homemade bread
- Plenty o' peanut butter (I used White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter)
- 1 banana, sliced
- a drizzle of honey
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- a little milk
- a pinch of cinnamon
- a dash of vanilla
- a little butter (or Smart Balance) for the skillet
1) Prepare a Peanut Butter-Banana-Honey Sandwich to your liking (My method: Spread peanut butter on each slice of bread. Place banana slices on one slice of bread. Drizzle lightly with honey and place the other piece of peanut butter bread on top. Sandwich complete!).
2) In a shallow dish (I used a small pie pan), whisk together one large egg, a little milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Place the sandwich in the egg mixture and allow it to sit for about 30 seconds or so. Flip the sandwich and allow the other side to absorb the egg mixture.
3) Heat a little butter or Smart Balance in a skillet over low-medium heat. Place the sandwich on the skillet (you can pour any leftover egg mixture over top if you'd like) and allow the sandwich to cook until nicely browned on the bottom--about 4 minutes or so. Flip the sandwich and cook until the other side is also nicely browned. Serve with extra banana slices.