Sometimes I don't feel like cooking. I admit, it doesn't happen terribly often. Wednesday night, however, I felt this way. It was heightened by the fact that I was very tired and kind of stressing about packing and cleaning as we leave for Ohio today! And so, I turned to my trusty friend. Cinnamon Bananas On Maple Peanut Butter Toast is my go-to dinner when I just can't bring myself to cook anything. Although, this isn't entirely true as I did make Todd a vegan grilled cheese and avocado sandwich. Does making a fancy grilled cheese sandwich count as cooking? Erm, possibly not... Anyways, this is obviously very simple to make. This recipe, if you can call it that, it's more like a conglomerate of ingredients placed lovingly upon a piece of toast is a fantastic breakfast, a superb snack, and (how I consume it most often) a very quick and satisfying dinner. Yes, I truly do eat this for dinner. On average, probably at least three times every couple of weeks. Some of those instances I didn't have the time to cook, or I didn't want to cook and but usually it ends up that I was just craving Bananas On Maple Peanut Butter Toast!

Produce On Parade: Cinnamon Bananas On Maple Peanut Butter Toast

Cinnamon Bananas On Maple Peanut Butter Toast

Inspired by Myself

Makes 1 open-face sandwich

  • 1 piece of quality vegan bread, toasted
  • slathering of peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • small amount of maple syrup (1 tsp.)
  • 1/2 ripe banana, sliced in about 6 rounds
  • sprinkling of chia seeds (1 tsp.)
  • sprinkling of ground cinnamon (1/4 tsp.)
  • dash of salt (optional)
  • dash of sugar (optional)

Let me start out by asking for your forgiveness. Not a great way to start but really it's just that I never use any measurements when I make this toast. And I refuse to! You can't make me. This is my easy, quick, simple breakfast/dinner/snack, and gosh darnit you don't need no stinkin' measurements. Yet, I did try to estimate out of respect for crazy recipe followers who shutter at the words "small amount". I used to be one of these people. What the hell's a "small amount" anyways!?

Okay, on to the toast. Get yer most favorite piece of bread and toast it. BTW, I found the most amazing vegan bread, I am in love. Check it out in the picture below! While it's still warm, smear on an amount of peanut butter deemed you appropriate. Don't put on as much as you'd normally use for say a PB&J though. As the peanut butter warms it will become melty and if you put too much on it will just drip off. Same goes with the maple syrup, a little goes a long way on toast. You could use molasses too, if you like. In my pre-vegan days I used honey.

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Next, slice half a banana into about six round slices and arrange on the bread. Again, there isn't rocket science. You're the boss. I like bananas quite a bit and sometimes I make a fun puzzle on the bread to see if I can cover every square inch. This is not necessary and I can see how it may be counter-productive if you're short on time.

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Sprinkle chia seeds and cinnamon on top to your liking. I do the seeds first so they stick to the bananas and then the cinnamon. If you really like cinnamon so I tend to use a lot. Plus it's very high in antioxidants!

Produce On Parade: Cinnamon Bananas On Maple Peanut Butter Toast

Sometimes if I'm feeling super fancy-like, I will add some salt or sugar. Add whatever else you want to it. It's your canvas. A delicious, filling canvas.

Produce On Parade: Cinnamon Bananas On Maple Peanut Butter Toast

Ah, the perfect anytime snack.

Cinnamon Bananas On Maple Peanut Butter Toast
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Katie - Produce On Parade
Serves: 1
A simple little open-face sandwich, great for breakfast, snacking or if you really don't want to cook dinner.
Ingredients
  • 1 piece of quality vegan bread, toasted
  • slathering of peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • small amount of maple syrup (1 tsp.)
  • 1/2 ripe banana, sliced in about 6 rounds
  • sprinkling of chia seeds (1 tsp.)
  • sprinkling of ground cinnamon (1/4 tsp.)
  • dash of salt (optional)
  • dash of sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. Toast bread, smear on peanut butter and maple syrup.
  2. Next, slice half a banana into about six round slices and arrange on the bread.
  3. Sprinkle chia seeds and cinnamon on top to your liking. I do the seeds first so they stick to the bananas and then the cinnamon.