Peanut Butter Banana Toast

// Peanut Butter Banana Toast is a nutritious and delicious breakfast made with bread slices, peanut butter, banana, honey and toppings.



Peanut Butter Banana Toast is a nutritious and delicious breakfast dish made with bread slices, peanut butter, banana slices, honey and some toppings of your choice. This toast is a nutrient-packed delight for a healthy start to the day.

Plus, it is a satisfying breakfast that helps you manage your appetite throughout the day. 

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Imagine sinking your teeth into warm, toasted bread topped with creamy peanut butter, ripe banana slices, crunchy granola, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, a dash of chia seeds, and a drizzle of golden honey.

Every bite of this toast is an exploration of contrasting textures, flavors and tastes. 

This satisfyingly crunchy toast is an outstanding breakfast option for those who adore the wholesome richness of peanut butter, natural sweetness of bananas with the comforting crunch of toast.  

About Peanut Butter Banana Toast 

This simple but sumptuous looking toast offers a burst of flavors along with a range of health benefits which makes it a preferred morning breakfast indulgence. The magic of Peanut Butter Banana Toast is in its exquisite amalgamation of flavors and textures.  

Here, peanut butter blends seamlessly well with soft bananas, and flavoring of cinnamon heightens the overall taste of this easy toast recipe. 

This elegant toast is not only a staple in households, but also in cafes and restaurants worldwide. In this recipe, the velvety luxuriousness of peanut butter mingles with the gentle sweetness of ripe bananas.  

photo of a plate with a piece of peanut butter banana toast

Peanut Butter Banana Toast is a delightful choice for breakfast enthusiasts. Plus, making this toast is straightforward. 

This toast needs only a few handy ingredients and just 5 minutes of your time. It is not only great for your taste buds but is also a nutritional powerhouse that contributes to your well-being. 

Whether you are devouring it as a self-indulgent breakfast or sharing it with loved ones, this Peanut Butter Banana Toast is the best. Because this crunchy toast is a combination of taste, simplicity, and nutrition on a single plate. 

To make this peanut butter banana toast, simply toast the bread slices in a toaster or toaster oven to perfection. You can toast them to your desired level of crispiness, keeping in mind that the texture of the toast gives the overall experience. 

Once toasted, spread a generous amount of crunchy or creamy peanut butter on top of the peanut butter-coated toast. Then, top each slice with banana slices. Sprinkle with granola, ground cinnamon for warmth and chia seeds for crunch and added antioxidants.

Finally drizzle with a generous amount of honey to add sweetness and enjoy! 

This Peanut Butter Banana Toast 

✔︎ is perfect to kick-start your day 

✔︎ is a nutritional powerhouse 

✔︎ is easy to make 

✔︎ helps in weight loss goals 

✔︎ is a healthy combination of taste and nutrition 

✔︎ is rich in antioxidants & healthy fats 

✔︎ is a major source of protein & fiber 

✔︎ aids in digestion & promotes gut health 

✔︎ is a joy to your taste buds   

✔︎ nourishes your body 

✔︎ can be made with various toppings 

✔︎ can be customized 

Ingredients

  • Bread: It is the main ingredient of this toast recipe. For a hearty base you can either multigrain or oatmeal bread slices. You can also use sourdough bread here.  

  • Peanut Butter: It is the star of this recipe. Peanut butter not only adds richness, but it also adds creaminess, a punch of protein, and healthy fats. To make it healthier, make sure to use natural peanut butter that has minimal additives. 

  • Banana: Ripe banana slices are used for natural sweetness. Bananas are rich in vitamins and minerals, and they also add a soft texture which contrasts beautifully with the crunchy toast and toppings. 

  • Granola: For an elevated breakfast experience, I sprinkled granola on top. It not only adds an enticing crunch but also provides a mélange of textures, fiber, and healthy fats. 

  • Ground Cinnamon: A touch of ground cinnamon adds a sweet-smelling touch and a depth of warmth to this toast. This aromatic experience adds a layer of sophistication. You can also use cardamom powder here.  

  • Chia Seeds: They are tiny powerhouses of nutrients. Jam packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and various micronutrients, these earthy seeds add a nutritional boost and visual appearance to this toast. 

  • Honey: For a sweet finale, a generous amount of honey is drizzled on top. Honey supplies a touch of sweetness and binds all the components together. It also complements bananas and peanut butter. For a vegan version, you can also use maple syrup here. 

there are two pieces of peanut butter banana toasts on a red plate with bananas

Variations 

Peanut Butter Banana Nutella Toast

Similar to Banana Nutella Stuffed Cardamom Maple Toast, Peanut Butter Banana Nutella Toast is also an indulging twist. In this recipe, omit honey and spread a thin layer of Nutella on top of peanut butter. 

Peanut Butter Banana Avocado Toast

Love savory toast? Then you replace banana with sliced avocados, sprinkle with grated garlic, red pepper flakes, chopped cilantro, and sea salt. Drizzle with lemon juice and enjoy a savory toast.

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Want more protein and probiotics in your toast? Then after adding a dollop of Greek yogurt on top of the banana slices before adding granola and other toppings. Greek yogurt not only adds a creamy texture and taste. 

Peanut Butter Caramelized Banana Toast

If you are a fan of caramelized fruits, then this version is a lovely choice for you. Instead of adding raw bananas, you can top the toast with caramelized bananas. 

Cream Cheese Banana Toast

For a cream cheese version, replace peanut butter with a layer of honey mixed cream cheese. Top it with banana slices, then add a drizzle of honey. For a nutty crunch add a sprinkle of crushed roasted pistachios on top.

Your creamy, nutty, and sweet cream cheese banana toast is ready to be served. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate-Banana Toast

In this version, spread a layer of chocolate hazelnut spread over peanut butter on your toast, followed by the banana slices. For a finishing touch, dust with a generous amount of the drinking chocolate powder. Then sprinkle chocolate chips or dark chocolate shavings.

Your delightful blend of chocolatey richness and fruity sweetness is ready to be devoured.

Tropical Toast

Transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise by incorporating tropical fruits. In addition to banana slices, add a layer of sliced mango, sliced blueberries, sliced strawberries, or chopped pineapple.

Top it off with toasted coconut flakes for a delightful tropical flavor profile that is perfect for a sunny morning.

Storage Tips

Peanut Butter Banana Toast should be consumed immediately after preparation for the best flavors, contrasts, and textures.  

Toasting bread does not take more than two minutes, so it is best you toast bread in the morning right before assembling. If you want to prepare the batch in advance for busy mornings, then you can toast the bread slices at night.

To maintain its crispness, you can store the bread slices in an air-tight container.  

In the morning, you can re-toast the slices for a minute.  

photo of a plate of peanut butter banana toast and granola on a table

Serving Suggestions

This toast tastes great as it is. For an enticing breakfast you can serve it with a glass of fresh pineapple juice, orange smoothie, a refreshing peanut butter banana smoothie, or a cup of hot coffee. All these beverages elevate the complete breakfast experience. 

You can also add this toast to the Brunch Buffet. Simply set up a toast station, arrange a variety of spreads, fruits, and toppings, and allow guests to customize their own Peanut Butter Banana Toast to their liking. 

On-the-Go Snack: If you want to enjoy this toast as an on-the-go snack, then just transform this toast into a portable snack by adding all the toppings between the bread slices and toast.

Then wrap this sandwich in parchment paper, and your easy snack is ready to enjoy when you are on the move. 

When making these toasts for kids, let them be involved in the process by allowing them to assemble their own Peanut Butter Banana Toast.  

closeup of two pieces of peanut butter banana toasts with bananas on a plate

Tips for the Perfect Peanut Butter Banana Toast 

  1. Bread Choice: For making this toast, you can use whole wheat, whole-grain, sourdough, or any other bread of your choice. You can also experiment with distinct types of breads. 

  2. Peanut Butter: You can use both crunchy and smooth peanut butter. For a healthier option, choose peanut butter that is made without additives. If you don’t like to use peanut butter or have peanut allergies then you can consider swapping it with cashew butter, coconut butter, flaxseed butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter.  

  3. Gluten-free Toast: If you are gluten-intolerant then you can opt for gluten-free bread options. 

  4. Banana: For making peanut butter banana toast, you will need a banana that is ripe and has a few brown spots. Ripe bananas are sweeter. If you like evenly distributed banana flavor, then you can also mash bananas and spread them on top of the peanut butter layer. Also, slice the bananas thinly to ensure even placement on the toast. 

  5. Toppings: I have topped this toast with cinnamon, granola, honey, and chia seeds. You can also experiment with other toppings such as peanuts, walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds, chopped nuts. You can also top the toast with chocolate shavings or drizzle it with chocolate syrup. 

  6. Perfectly Toasted Bread: To achieve the ideal toast, adjust your toaster’s heat to get your preferred level of toastiness. 

  7. Prevent Sogginess: If you want to prevent sogginess, then let the toasted bread cool slightly on a cooling rack before spreading peanut butter. 

  8. Overlap Banana Slices: If you like more bananas on your toast, then feel free to double the layers. 

  9. Serve Immediately: Whenever possible, assemble the toast when it is slightly warm. This step ensures that the flavors blend flawlessly, and the peanut butter is pleasantly melty. 

someone pouring honey onto a plate of two peanut butter banana toasts on a table

FAQ 

Is peanut butter banana toast a healthy breakfast option? 

Yes, Peanut Butter Banana Toast is a healthy and nutritious breakfast as it is loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and healthy fats. Also, using whole-grain bread or other healthy bread is recommended for this recipe to maintain its health benefits. 

How can I prevent banana slices from browning? 

To prevent banana slices from browning, it is best to consume banana right after slicing. You can also brush banana slices with a mixture of lemon juice and water. The citric acid in the lemon juice will help keep your banana slices fresh and vibrant for a bit longer. 

Can I use different nut butters? 

Yes, using other nut butter in this toast recipe is possible. You can try using sunflower seed butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or any nut or seed butter of your choice. Each type of butter brings its distinct flavor and nutritional benefits to the toast.

Are there any vegan alternatives? 

To make this recipe vegan friendly, replace honey with agave nectar or maple syrup. Also use vegan-friendly bread, and vegan granola.  

Can I make peanut butter banana toast without bread? 

Yes, you can make this toast without the bread slice. Simply use the large banana slices as your base and then top it with peanut butter and other toppings.

Can I make peanut butter banana toast ahead of time? 

Making fresh toast is the best idea to enjoy the goodness of this toast, but you can also toast the bread at night. Toast the bread slices, let them cool and then store them in an airtight container to preserve its texture.

In the morning, slice the bananas, spread the slices with peanut butter and top it with toppings. 

Can I make peanut butter banana toast gluten-free? 

You can surely make gluten-free toast by swapping regular bread slices with gluten-free bread slices. 


Peanut Butter Banana Toast (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Toasting the Bread

  1. Place the bread slices in a toaster and toast until they turn golden brown and become crispy. You can use either a regular toaster or a toaster oven for this step. Transfer the toasted bread slices to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before adding the toppings.
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Pan Toasting (Alternative)

  1. Alternatively, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, apply a light spray of olive oil, drizzle with olive oil, or spread butter on it. Place the bread slices onto the skillet and drizzle a bit more olive oil on top. Toast the bread slices on both sides until they are crunchy, crisp, and golden brown. The toast should be sturdy enough to hold the toppings. Transfer the toasted bread slices to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before adding the toppings to prevent sogginess.
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Assembling the Toast

  1. Once the bread is toasted, use a butter knife to spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter onto each slice of bread. Arrange the banana slices on top of the peanut butter-covered toasted bread. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of granola over each slice of toast to add a delicious crunch and extra flavor. Next, sprinkle a pinch (about 1/4 teaspoon) of ground cinnamon and chia seeds over each slice of toast. Drizzle 1.5 teaspoons of honey over each slice of toast to add an extra burst of sweetness and enhance the overall flavor of the dish.
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Serving and Enjoying

  1. Your Peanut Butter Banana Toast is now ready to be enjoyed! Serve it immediately while the toast is still warm and the flavors are at their best.
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Recipe Card


Peanut Butter Banana Toast [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Peanut Butter Banana Toast is a nutritious and delicious breakfast made with bread slices, peanut butter, banana, honey and toppings.
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(Rating: 5 from 5 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
4 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Breakfast American 2 Toasts
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
190 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Peanut Butter Banana Toast
  • 2 slices multigrain or oatmeal bread
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granola
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 3 teaspoons honey

INSTRUCTIONS:

Toasting the Bread
  1. Place the bread slices in a toaster and toast until they turn golden brown and become crispy. You can use either a regular toaster or a toaster oven for this step. Transfer the toasted bread slices to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before adding the toppings.
Pan Toasting (Alternative)
  1. Alternatively, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, apply a light spray of olive oil, drizzle with olive oil, or spread butter on it. Place the bread slices onto the skillet and drizzle a bit more olive oil on top. Toast the bread slices on both sides until they are crunchy, crisp, and golden brown. The toast should be sturdy enough to hold the toppings. Transfer the toasted bread slices to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before adding the toppings to prevent sogginess.
Assembling the Toast
  1. Once the bread is toasted, use a butter knife to spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter onto each slice of bread. Arrange the banana slices on top of the peanut butter-covered toasted bread. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of granola over each slice of toast to add a delicious crunch and extra flavor. Next, sprinkle a pinch (about 1/4 teaspoon) of ground cinnamon and chia seeds over each slice of toast. Drizzle 1.5 teaspoons of honey over each slice of toast to add an extra burst of sweetness and enhance the overall flavor of the dish.
Serving and Enjoying
  1. Your Peanut Butter Banana Toast is now ready to be enjoyed! Serve it immediately while the toast is still warm and the flavors are at their best.

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NOTES:

  1. For making this toast, you can use whole wheat, whole-grain, sourdough, or any other bread of your choice. You can also experiment with distinct types of breads.
  2. You can use both crunchy and smooth peanut butter. For a healthier option, choose peanut butter that is made without additives. If you don't like to use peanut butter or have peanut allergies then you can consider swapping it with cashew butter, coconut butter, flaxseed butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
  3. If you are gluten-intolerant then you can opt for gluten-free bread options.


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