Mom-Friday’s Peanut Butter & Banana French Toast

First Friday of the month:  Food, Mom-Cook

I am counting the days ’til school opens and just planning what food to pack for the kids, among other things, is raising my stress levels lately.

Honestly, I only have a few (count five fingers!) old-reliables that passed the test from my picky eaters. Now with a first-grader and a pre-schooler to think about, I would really like to put more effort into the preparation of their food from scratch. We all know homemade is always better than commercially manufactured foods. Of course, it would also entail a greater amount of time and effort to prepare but you are assured of the quality of its contents which would benefit your child.

One of the most requested snack by the boy and girl is this Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast.  They instantly loved it the first time I made one for them so they can expect this yummy healthy treat in their lunch boxes when they’re back to school.

I made a simple Raisin Bread French Toast in the past but this version packs a meaner punch with the creamy, protein-enriched goodness of peanut butter and nutritious bananas.

Eagerly helping out with prep work with their own mini wire whisk

PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA FRENCH TOAST

What you need:

2 slices of bread, any soft bread you prefer (ideally a few days old)
Half a banana, sliced
Peanut butter
1 egg
Milk
butter

Spread your favorite peanut butter on the 2 slices of bread.
Arrange sliced bananas on your sandwich.
In a wide bowl, whisk together 1 egg and around 2 tablespoons of liquid milk.
Add a few drops of vanilla and dash of cinnamon, optional.
Soak the sandwich, both sides, in the wet mixture.

Heat a tablespoon of butter in a non-stick pan then toast sandwich on both sides until golden brown.

Serve with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon if desired.
Makes 1 delicious fully-loaded french toast sandwich.

An ideal breakfast and snack, this is one of the best french toast I’ve made! You have to try it yourself.

You may replace peanut butter with a favorite jam or chocolate spread like Nutella (hazelnut cocoa spread). Skip the peanut spread in case you or your kids have allergies or aversions to peanut butter.  I also use almond milk or rice milk as an alternative to dairy milk.

Finally enjoying the fruits of their labor

If you have great food ideas for the kids’ baon (packed lunch/snack), please share them here as most moms like me would need all the suggestions we could get!  🙂
P.S.
Alternative preparation tip:  After assembling the sandwich, slice it in 6 or 9 squares before dipping pieces in the liquid mixture.  Then fry as instructed. This will allow you to serve it in bite-sized pieces 🙂  Enjoy!
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Learn more about nutrition and food tips from this series of posts:

Talks on Wellness and Nutrition, part 4

Comments
21 Responses to “Mom-Friday’s Peanut Butter & Banana French Toast”
  1. Maui says:

    hmm looks yummy! i might try that one at home.. thanks for sharing ^^

  2. RONE says:

    Wow, that looks so good. I never ever thought of doing that to a banana and peanut butter sandwich.

  3. jen laceda says:

    Wow-za! My hubby will love this! He will kiss the ground I walk on if I make this for him!

  4. Mom-Friday says:

    Maui / Rone / Jen – try it and hope you'll like this as much as we did! 😉

  5. rObrak says:

    Yummy! French toast and peanut butter? I love it!! I craved for it! 😉 Well, back to school is getting closer and all moms are going to get busy in planning and preparing packed lunches or school snacks for their kids. We should always consider if it's healthy or not and use a stainless steel tiffin carrier than plastic bags and plastic wares. We should practice ourselves to be more eco-friendly today because the effect of it can make a big change in our surroundings as well as to our Mother Nature.

  6. ChichaJo says:

    This sounds delicious! I am a big peanut butter (and Nutella) fan so I would so love this!

    I just posted a granola bar recipe on my blog (it's got peanut butter too!) which I think might make a good baon 🙂

  7. Fifi says:

    Ang pretty talaga ng girl mo.

  8. Sticker says:

    Joanne tried this and her kids loved it 🙂

  9. Mom-Friday says:

    Thanks ellen, this is the kids' favorite also 🙂 bestseller ko, hahaha!

  10. kimmy says:

    wow! that really looks yummmmy…

  11. Chris says:

    this looks really yummy.. maybe we should try this too!

  12. Mom-Friday says:

    Kimmy / Chris – guaranteed yummy! this is the most requested snack or breakfast from my kids :)))
    it's a no-brainer, and healthy!

  13. ceemee says:

    Looks delicious! I also love putting banana slices in my peanut butter sandwich, I didn't know it could be French toasted! Hehehe

    Here is a site of baon/bento box ideas: http://kookyculinary.com/

  14. ceemee says:

    Oh, and prenting.com has articles on good breakfast ideas: http://www.parenting.com/find/breakfast

  15. Mom-Friday says:

    Thanks for the links Ceemee!

  16. Maui says:

    wow.. looks yummy nga.. cge i'll try this.. tag kita sa pix ha.. ^^

  17. Mommy Trish says:

    My kids love peanut butter so I'm sure they'll love this for their baon. Will definitely try this. Love your blog and will definitely visit often. 🙂

  18. Mom-Friday says:

    Thanks Trish! hope you like this, my boy never gets tired of eating this and even wants for baon everyday! 🙂

  19. Waaaaaah! Dapat ito un sinerve mo last time I was in your place haha
    xoxo
    MrsM

  20. Mom-Friday says:

    Next time, promise! 🙂
    vYOu can even choose from peanut butter, Nutella, or jam if you like 😉

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