No, I’m not making that face because it doesn’t taste good. I’m making that face because I’m disgusted with myself for not having discovered this sooner. On a recent car ride to Montreal, I had my normal supplies of peanut butter, bread and a few bananas. I was driving, so making a peanut butter banana sandwich would be difficult, even for my girlfriend, the passenger. Then, a stroke of brilliance: I asked my girlfriend Elisabeth to spread some peanut butter on the bread and place a half banana on top. I wrapped the bread up the sides and voila!, the peanut butter hot dog was born. This quick and delicious creation is a perfect snack on the go. Here is the ORIGINAL peanut butter hot dog, invented here on Jan 16th, 2008. Royalty checks can be made out to Peanut Butter Boy. I’ve also come up with a few alternatives to get your peanut butter and banana fix. Enjoy.
1 (8in) whole wheat tortilla
2T creamy peanut butter
grape or strawberry preserves(optional)
pinch of chipotle or cayenne pepper (optional)
Burrito: Spread peanut butter on one half of tortilla. Spread jelly on the other half, if using. Place banana on edge of the jelly or plain side and roll up. Consume, pack to go, or toast in a pan.
Quesadilla: Spread peanut butter on one half of the tortilla. Slice the banana into 1/4″ slices and arrange on top of the peanut butter half. Sprinkle chipotle or cayenne powder onto bananas if using. Fold tortilla over and spray the top with cooking spray. Place in a pan preheated on medium-high heat. Flip after about 45 seconds, or until toasted. After another 30 seconds, remove from pan and cut into four wedges. Dip into grape preserves or strawberry yogurt.
Toast bread in the toaster. Slice the banana into 1/4″ slices while toasting. When bread is medium-dark brown cover each slice with peanut butter and top with banana slices. Shake cinnamon on top and cut into squares, one for each banana slice. Stick toothpicks into the top of each bite and serve.
Toast bread in the toaster. Slice the banana into 1/4″ slices while toasting. When bread is medium-dark brown cover each slice with peanut butter and top with banana slices. Sprinkle shredded coconut over the top and shake cocoa powder on top. Cut into squares, one for each banana slice. Stick toothpicks into the top of each bite and serve.
I hope you enjoy these modified versions. Leave a comment with any suggestions or modifications of your own.