Thank you to Caitlin for inventing the grilled banana sandwich! Why did I wait so long to eat this glorious dish?
We had two smallish pieces of Flax Oat Bran left, and because I am kind to my husband, I shared
Followed Caitlin‘s instructions and just dipped the bread in egg and then skillet cooked till golden. Had my naners going in another pan.
Why do we not "grill" or "fry" or just caramelize bananas more often!?! With just a little cooking spray this was done in 3 minutes. Oh I know, cleaning the pan…
But because I am anything but simple, I had to amp up the dish and used her Autumn GBS recipe instead. Topped with a pumpkin cottage cheese mixture, a drizzle of TJ’s PB and a few cinnamon almonds.
Check out that grilled banana!! LOVED this. So did Matt! Next time when I have more bread I’m going simple and actually going to make a sandwich that I can pick up. Maybe we should start French-toasting ALL sandwiches!?
A big HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY TO LARBS !!! Peek over to Taking Back My Twenties (she’s halfway through!) for some photos of little me!
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
Grilled bananas is the bomb! We have some old plantains just waiting to be grilled (and/or deep fried!).
Melissa @ Delectable Living says
grilled plantains are so so so so delicious
Yes yes yes!
Grilling bananas turns them into dessert! Yum!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Yummmmmm! Your breakfast looks fantastic! I see a grilled banana sandwich in my future… 😉
Samantha @ Bikini Birthday says
Oooh there’s nothing like a grilled banana sandwich!
… except maybe grilled cheese and jam?
Simply Life says
oooh what a great way to start the day!
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun says
I have never grilled or cooked bananas either. Likely because I don’t want to clean up a pan either. LOL Or I just don’t think about it until it is too late.
Looks like a super satisfying breakfast.
Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) says
That’s it. Grilled bananas are finally on my “must try” list!
Looks & sounds like a breakfast you could serve at a health spa 🙂
Kristy@ KristyRuns.com says
Oh wow. Grilled bananas? I need to try this!
Tabitha (From Single to Married) says
oh what a fantastic breakfast that would be! If only I had more bananas left over from my banana nut bread I made last night! 🙂
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
I love that you topped it with pumpkin! YUM.
Bess @ Bess Be Fit says
wow that looks amazinggggg. happy birthday to your sissy!!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
Yum! This always looks SO good on Caitlin’s blog– and now on yours too!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
Now that is how you start a week off! Looks delicious! Ya gotta love a french toast sandwich! Have a great day Kath!
Kaci Higgins says
That looks incredible!! Matt is so lucky to have such a fab wife who shares! 😉
yes, she is quite kind, isn’t she?! lol
shannon (the daily balance) says
i too, have been putting off making this sandwich – NO LONGER! I’m making it ASAP! 😉
Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert says
You make breakfast look so yummy! I am sold on cooked bananas – they would be good on pancakes too, awesome.
Laughter-Loving Stacy says
Whoa. That’s intense.
And looks quite delicious.
I love grilled banana sandwiches! Soooo good with chocolate pb too!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Wow! Thats quite the breakfast 😉
Have a great day!!
Krystina (Organically Me) says
Yum! Happy birthday Larbs!
Katie @ The Boston Marathoner says
Wow, that breakfast looks absolutely amazing – I can’t think of a better way to kick off a Monday.
Holly @ couchpotatoathlete says
Oh yum. I’ve seen this on HTP and thought it looked good too!
Happy Birthday Larbs 🙂
Wow that is a spectacular breakfast. I have grilled banana’s before and I understand about the pan thing.
Lauren at KeepItSweet says
yum grilled banana is always good and so is french toast…. that of course would be delish!
Yum, yum, yum! Your breakfast is mouth-watering.
Happy Birthday to Larbs!
i would NOT share that with my husband!
Amanda (Eating Up) says
Caitlin’s recipes are EPIC! 🙂
yesssssssssssssssss! thank you.
Good golly, that looks really delicious!!
Oh my gosh, that looks incredible! You can’t one-up Caitlin on her own recipe! Shame!
dawn hutchins says
Wow that looks amazing. LOVE bananas AND French toast!
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
Ohhhh yes, this looks incredible!
Seriously amazing breakfast! It makes my bowl of oats look pretty pathetic. Thanks for mentioning your little sis; I am also a psych grad student in Boston so I was glad to find her!
Beth @ DiningAndDishing says
I found a Great Harvest in my area yesterday and was soooo excited to try the Flax Oat Bran since seeing it all over your blog. I was SO BUMMED because it was on the board but totally sold out! I ended up with honey whole wheat instead. I have yet to try it, but I’m loving the density of the loaf already!
YOU MUST GO BACK NEXT WEEK!
Natalia - a side of simple says
This looks PERFECT!
Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) says
That looks simply GLORIOUS! Breakfast for lunch today??? Maybe!
If it doesn’t get all over the place, it doesn’t belong in your face! That looks like a YUMMY mess!
Jillian@ Reshape Your Life says
This is exactly the reaction I had when I tried the gbs the first time. It is probably my favorite breakfast. EVER.
P.S. Happy birthday Larbs!
Looks delish! I bet those cinnamon almonds added a magical crunch.
Diana @ frontyardfoodie says
Yes, this is a genius dish! I love how you made it all special and fallish. Sometimes I do consider French toasting all my bread for sandwiches and then I remember that some things just don’t go with that…..like hummus.
Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine says
I’ve had this a few times, and I agree…Caitlin is a genius!! I love all the toppings you added, too!
Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life says
That looks great! A perfect breakfast to start a new week!
Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up says
My tongue is officially watering as we speak.
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
i remember the first time i made this i felt like i’d died and gone to breakfast heaven. amazing, right?!
Clare @ Fitting It All In says
i ALMOST made her banana sandwich yesterday but suddenly craved eggs. Now I’ve GOT to try it! I like your toppings to get in some protein. Looks awesome!
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
Oh goodness – that sandwich looks DELICIOUS!!!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
i’m all about french toasting all my sandwiches. the best!
YUm!!! I need to try this one sometime soon.
I just checked out your sis’s blog last night. I love it! 🙂 I’ll have to head over and send her some b-day love.
I love all kinds of warm sweet sandwiches ,and this one tastes amazing!
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
Grilled bananas are perfection. 😀
Hi Kath — I have been making the following (portable!) breakfast sandwich for my teenager to take with her to school. I make a sandwich with peanut butter (or almond butter — whatever sticky protein spread you like, really) and banana slices on a good, whole-grain bread. Then soak the sandwich on both sides in an egg, beaten with a tsp. of milk and a tsp. of maple syrup. Sometimes I add cinnamon or nutmeg to the mix. Then I put it into my panini press, and it’s fabulous — brown and fragrant, warm and oozy inside, but dry and firm outside. Of course, you could simply brown it on a griddle or in a skillet if you don’t have a panini maker. Delicous!
Kaci Higgins says
You sound like an awesome mom to make such a fabulous breakfast!
Thanks — it has to be pretty fabulous, or she won’t bother to eat it! ;0)
Kaci, are you by chance on OD?
Liz @ Tip Top Shape says
I’ve been wanting to make this banana for a while. Too bad I just used all my bananas for banana bread. Luckily I am picking some up tonight. I think I know what i’m having for breakfast tomorrow!!!
Teresa @ Teresa Tastes & Travels says
I was intrigued by the grilled banana thing on Caitlin’s blog and now feel I must try. They just look So Dang Delicious!
this breakfast is epic!
Can’t wait to try the recipe!
Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) says
It does look delicious! Ir’s always nice to start the day with something tasty and a bit different from the usual. 🙂
Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) says
I love how you can’t do anything simple- I’m the same way!
Charmaine @ Perfectly Picked says
This looks sooooo delicious…anything with bananas is heaven for me (and peanut butter – what a perfect combo!)
Thanks for the shout-out and the sandwich looks awesome:)
You can grill bananas with less mess by putting a piece of baking paper in the bottom of the fry pan, than just cooking the bananas on top of it. No pan to wash up after! 🙂
Dana @ my little celebration says
Oh my gosh, that sandwich looks AMAZING! I must try it soon. Thanks for sharing : )
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
This is making me wonder why I haven’t tried this breakfast yet either!
Did somebody say banana? AND pumpkin? yes please..
Ah, see I usually just microwave my banana until it gets gooey and *taste* caramelised 😉 Lazy way! I should give this a go, though – looks amazing!
am late to the party but whoa! my jaw literally dropped open when I saw this post on GReader!
Teresa @ Teresa Tastes & Travels says
Tried ’em. Delish. Can’t believe I just had my first grilled banana sandwich at age 30! Yay for something new to add to my bag of tricks!
Fantastic idea!! Not to mention tasty 🙂
Heidi - apples under my bed says
Amazing. I am yet to try Caitlin’s recipe too. Must do it asap!
sandwhich looks too good