Banana-Almond Butter French Toast Sandwiches

 Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
Breakfast sandwiches make us want to dance around the kitchen--especially when our panini press is involved. But you don't need a press to make this sandwich. Just cook it in a frying pan with some cooking spray, and press on it with the back of a spatula. Presto! (Get it?!)

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 sandwich)
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 228
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrate 33 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 228 mg
Calcium 69 mg

Ingredients

2 large eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons almond butter
4 teaspoons maple syrup
1 banana
4 (1.5-ounce) slices multigrain bread
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Crack eggs into a shallow bowl. Add almond milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon; stir with a whisk to combine.

2. Combine almond butter and maple syrup in a small bowl. Cut banana lengthwise into 4 thin slices; cut crosswise into halves. Spread almond butter mixture evenly across bread slices. Top 2 bread slices with 4 banana pieces. Place remaining 2 bread slices over banana, sandwiching almond butter and bananas inside.

3. Heat a panini press to 425° or high heat. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, and let excess drip off. Lightly coat grill plates of panini press with cooking spray, if needed. Arrange sandwiches on press. Close panini press, pushing down gently to flatten. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until sandwiches are browned on the outside and hot in the center.

4. Place sandwiches on a cutting board. Cut in half diagonally. Serve hot.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov

Lilly and Audrey Andrews,

Cooking Light

September 2014
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