Monday Musings + Caramelized Banana Sandwich

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
I'm a human being on planet earth. I've lived hundreds of lifetimes. In this incarnation I'm here to advance medicine.

1. First things first.

I have a new (incredibly dangerous) obsession.

Caramelized Banana Sandwich

Much more flavorful than my beloved Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, Wafels & Dinges Spekuloos Spread is utterly addictive.

I have to thank Kelli for mentioning this product in the comments on my Speculoos Cookie Butter Baked Oatmeal post; I LOVE it =).

can say with certainty admit that the majority of the jar will be was consumed like so.

Caramelized Banana Sandwich

2. I made my carnitas for the second time a little while ago, and used the leftovers to make pulled pork nachos.

Caramelized Banana Sandwich

Yes. Pulled pork nachos!

I made my homemade corn tortilla chips, loaded on the pulled pork along with some shredded 50% reduced fat jalapeno cheddar, baked the nachos, and topped ‘em with diced avocado and chopped cilantro.


3. I have some exciting (non food-related) news!

John and I bought a house in a nearby suburb, and couldn’t be more excited to close in late May and move in early/mid June =). I will share some photos once we are settled in this summer!

4. Back to the food.

Caramelized Banana Sandwich

Here we have my version of the Grilled Banana Sandwich from Mike & Patty’s in Boston’s South End. Cinnamon honey butter crisps up the bread while caramelized bananas keeps the center nice and soft.

Check out the recipe on the Back Burner blog!

Caramelized Banana Sandwich
Name:Caramelized Banana Sandwich
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cooking Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Yield:2 sandwiches


To create your Caramelized Banana Sandwich, gather the following ingredients.

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread (whole wheat, multigrain, or sourdough work beautifully)
  • Creamy peanut butter or almond butter (for spreading)
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
  • A drizzle of honey (optional)


1. Slice the Bananas

Start by peeling the bananas and cutting them into thin slices. This ensures that they cook evenly and caramelize beautifully.

2. Caramelize the Bananas

In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is bubbling, add the banana slices and brown sugar. Allow the bananas to cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they turn a lovely golden brown and are coated in caramelized goodness. If you like, you can sprinkle a dash of cinnamon over the bananas during this step for extra flavor.

3. Toast the Bread

While the bananas are caramelizing, toast your bread slices until they are golden and crisp.

4. Assemble the Sandwich

Now comes the fun part! Spread a generous layer of creamy peanut butter or almond butter on two of the toasted bread slices. Then, carefully place the caramelized banana slices on top. If you want to add an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle a bit of honey over the bananas.

5. Complete the Sandwich

Top each banana-covered slice with the remaining slices of toasted bread to create two delicious sandwiches.

6. Serve and Enjoy

Slice your Caramelized Banana Sandwiches diagonally for a delightful presentation. Serve them warm, and savor the sweet, creamy, and slightly crispy goodness.

The Perfect Breakfast or Snack

Whether you’re looking to brighten up your Monday morning or simply indulge in a tasty treat, the Caramelized Banana Sandwich is a fantastic choice. It combines the natural sweetness of bananas with the nuttiness of peanut or almond butter and the rich flavor of caramelization. This sandwich is not only delicious but also provides a boost of energy and essential nutrients to kickstart your week.

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 260mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 24g
  • Protein: 8g

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