PB, Banana & Cinnamon On Gluten Free Toast
Hi! My name is Jennifer and I’m highly addicted to peanut butter. I’m also a lover of bananas, cinnamon, and gluten free toast.
Get ready to combine those together and you’ll soon understand my enthusiastic love for this snack!
I had to do a post on this because it almost seems wrong not sharing this yumminess with ya’ll. I eat this everyyy single day…sometimes twice. It’s such a healthy in-betweener meal that is so satisfying and keeps me full for hours.
Sometimes I have it in the morning for breakfast, or mid afternoon between lunch and dinner (hereby referred to as "Linner").
Let me break down the ingredients I use reaaal quick:
The bread: So during the week I try my best to stay gluten free. If you’ve been on a gluten free quest before, you know there’s certainly no shortage of cardboard tasting imposters out there. I’ve tried every brand under my boy Trader Joe’s roof and have come out with only one that I love, Udi’s Gluten Free Millet-Chia Bread. It’s filled with hearty ancient grains such as millet, chia and flax. It also toasts just like regular gluten-loaded bread and the untrained pallet probably wouldn’t know the difference. This particular brand sells out in my local grocery store OFTEN so when it’s there I stock up with 4-5 packages to keep in the freezer.
Anyone else have a different favorite brand that I may like!? Comment below!
Next, the peanut butter: MY FAVORITE. Did I mention I LOVE peanut butter? I know I know, peanut butter is kinda frowned upon in the “healthy eaters” world. According to this source, peanuts take the grand prize of being the most pesticide-saturated foods in the American diet. Solution? Organic! I never eat conventional peanut butter. Pesticides in my food? No thanks. I have a “can’t stop won’t stop” mentality when it comes to this magical spread. It’s a potent source of protein, fiber and healthy dietary fats so I close my eyes to the PB haters.
Every few weeks I make my own peanut butter, as it's super easy. Toss peanuts, salt and peanut oil (or oil of choice) into high performance blender or food processor (I use Vitamix). Grind it up and your done!
P.S---> If you’re not into the peanut butter, any other nut butter will do, example: almond butter. (I tryyy to like almond butter but ehhh I just don’t like the taste, not for me)
Bananas: Loaded with fiber, potassium, B6 and Vitamin C, bananas are a serious super food. Eating bananas between meals has been shown to stabilize blood sugar and give you sustaining energy. I’m like a monkey when it comes to this stuff. I always have them on my counter and consume at least 1-2 a day.
Cinnamon: I’ve always been such a fan of the cinnamon flavor and after doing thorough research in nutrition over the years, I’m happy to see the healthy benefits match the yum factor. For example, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon packs as much antioxidant properties as half a cup of blueberries! I sprinkle this stuff on my toast, in my coffee, popcorn… you name it, I find a way to sneak it in.
Let’s c o m b i n e ! Toast your bread of choice, spread your nut butter, top with sliced bananas, sprinkle with cinnamon and Voila!!
This little PB lovin’ monkey is hungry & off to go make this right.now. =D
What’s your fav healthy snack!?