I was watching the Food Network…or maybe it was the Travel Channel? Oh well, I don’t even know what show it was but someone made a deep fried PB&J with bacon and bananas. It was over the top and looked quite divine! I was in the mood later in the day for something sweet and salty so I came up with a Grilled Peanut Butter Sandwich with Caramelized Bananas. All I can say is…WOW! Sweet caramelized bananas on top of a warm puddle of peanut butter and smashed between grilled cinnamon-buttered bread slices. Yep, I went there and it was fantastic!
Printable Recipe: Grilled Peanut Butter Sandwich
1 Banana, peeled and sliced
2 full teaspoons of brown sugar
1/4 cup butter/margarine, melted
1.5 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 slices of bread
In a small skillet, add bananas. Sprinkle brown sugar on top.
Over medium heat, sauté bananas until warmed throughout and caramelized.
In the melted butter, add sugar and cinnamon.
Using a pastry brush, apply the cinnamon/sugar butter to one side of a slice of bread.
Place the bread slice buttered-side down in a medium-sized skillet. Spread a thick layer of peanut butter on top of the bread slice that was just placed in the skillet.
Using a pastry brush, brush the second slice of bread. Place the bread slice buttered-side down in the same skillet (next to the other slice, not on top of it). There will be left over cinnamon butter. Place it in the fridge to use in the near future; like on toast or biscuits. Grill bread slices over medium heat until light brown.
Using a spatula, carefully remove the peanut butter slice of bread on to a plate with the buttered-side down. Pile high the caramelized bananas on top of the melted peanut butter.
Place the other grilled slice of bread on top (buttered-side on top).
Guess the next time I make these I’m going to have to throw on a couple pieces of bacon for added crunch and salty goodness! I’m thinking crunchy peanut butter with peanut pieces would also make this even more awesome!