Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 sandwich)

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?!)

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

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

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

CookieWoman2559's Review

September 06, 2014
I have already started using almond butter and made the same thing except it was on a bagel and it was one of the smart bagels and it was indeed very delicious and oh so yummy !! I will have to try it on multi-grain bread next though so I Thank You So Much For Sharing Your Recipe !! Seriously, Thanks Again CookieWoman2559.....

brighteyes8's Review

August 31, 2014
Had never had almond butter before so I thought this was worth a try. Made as specified but did not have panini press so just cooked it in a skillet. I was underwhelmed. Nothing technically wrong with this recipe -- I just didn't care for the flavor. Maybe it was because I used the bulk-section almond butter that is unsalted and unsugared, but even when I added in the maple syrup and a pinch of salt this just didn't excite me. I greatly prefer the nutella-and-banana CL french toast sandwiches.

3Boys4Me77's Review

August 17, 2014
Mmmm ... This was delicious, quick and easy. I loved how the bananas tasted caramelized. I didn't have almond butter, so I used peanut butter instead. Still a winner.