Peanut Butter Banana Toast with Granola and Honey {This is My Real Life}

Sometimes life is tidy, organized, and served on heirloom china with tiny flowers painted on the rim. Other times, it’s sticky, messy, and served on paper towels…because all of your real plates are still in moving boxes. At the moment, my real life is all paper towels and Peanut Butter Banana Toast with Granola and Honey.

Peanut Butter Banana Toast with Granola and HoneyBen and I moved to a new city last Wednesday, and as much as I’d love to tell you that 48 hours later, I was wearing a cute apron pulling a steaming coq au vin from the oven, in truth, we don’t even have Internet yet (hi from Starbucks!). We’ve been madly shopping Labor Day furniture sales, instead of unpacking silly things like real silverware. We are living off of Qdoba (eaten with plastic forks), and I suspect that my aprons are packed in a low-priority box marked “Christmas décor.”

Note to everyone prepping for a move: If you have an item you want to be able to find right away in your new home, mark its box “wine opener.”

Peanut Butter Banana Toast with Granola and Honey is hardly a recipe, but that doesn’t make it any less satisfying or scrumptious. It’s healthy and filling, crunchy and creamy, and especially gratifying when eaten from paper towels while sitting on one’s kitchen counter.

Peanut Butter Granola Toast. The best breakfast, afternoon snack or emergency dinner!

Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Honey ToastNo matter where or how you eat your toast, good bread is essential. Our kitchen may lack plates, but I’m pleased to report that we do have a loaf of excellent artisan bread because, priorities.

Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Crunch Toast. An easy, yummy breakfast and snackOur kitchen also has bananas, because bananas are ubiquitous. I moved 60 miles, and my bananas followed me from my old kitchen counter to my new kitchen counter. At least some things in life are reliable.

Peanut Butter Toast with Bananas, Granola and Honey. Everything to love!This is an acceptable place to stop our toast-topping. Peanut butter banana toast is simple, consistently yummy, and makes an excellent breakfast or desperation dinner. Or, we could throw on a handful of granola for its oaty crunch and a generous drizzle of honey for its sweetness and peanut butter-banana flavor harmony. I think you know the right thing to do.

Peanut Butter Toast with Banana, Granola and HoneyFrom my messy, sticky kitchen to you, with love: Peanut Butter Banana Toast with Granola and Honey.

A very heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you for your kind comments, emails, and Facebook notes about our move. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to respond to everyone individually—we’ve been without Internet and will continue to be for the next few days. Please know how much I appreciate your thoughts and support! They mean the world, and I’d love nothing more than to serve you the most perfect slice of Peanut Butter Banana Toast with Granola and Honey in appreciation. Truly, you are the best!

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Peanut Butter Banana Toast with Granola and Honey

The best breakfast, after school snack or emergency dinner. Toast with peanut butter, bananas, honey, and granola. Crunchy, creamy, sweet, and satisfying!


Yield: 4 slices

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:


  • 4 slices hearty multigrain or wheat bread

  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter

  • 2 large bananas, sliced

  • 2-3 tablespoons honey

  • Small handful granola


Directions:


  1. Toast bread and spread with peanut butter. Top with banana slices, then drizzle with honey and sprinkle with granola. Enjoy immediately and give yourself a high five.


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About Erin Clarke

I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, lover of bourbon, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN...

41 comments

  1. So impressed you’re already blogging new recipes!!! #wonderwoman xoxo

  2. I agree with Liz!! I would have needed to take a month off! Good luck with everything!!! :)

  3. I hate the unpacking part of moving! And I never remember to put priority items in one box so I always end up having to wait until we go through everything!! haha And the no internet – I hate that part too!

    Give me peanut butter any day of the week! Moving or not. This looks delish!

  4. Yeah #superwoman for sure to be blogging already! I’m happy you guys made it to the new place and now the unpacking (actually my favorite part) will commence!

  5. Recipes don’t need to be complicated to be delicious! Good luck unpacking!

  6. Sometimes a comfort food sandwich is better than the most complicated restaurant meal! Now I really want this.
    Hope the move is going great!

  7. Moving is a pain! My husband and I moved 2 years ago and I feel like it was yesterday…but glad it’s not. Love this sandwich. :)

  8. I’m super impressed you’re already photographing recipes in your new home! It’s nice to see the occasional glimpse into other people’s real lives. I once had a friend who actually thought I cooked full 3-course meals for myself every day, because that’s what we’d have whenever he came over – couldn’t be further from the truth! I love the honey and granola on this…I’ll have to try it the next time I have peanut butter and bananas on toast :)

  9. i hope the move was smooth for you guys…well this is one scrumptious breakfast or sometimes even dinner…

  10. I hope your unpacking and settling in to your new home goes smoothly. What an awesome idea to add granola to peanut butter banana toast!

    • Thank you so, so much Kristine! It’s been a bit chaotic so far, but I am looking forward to finally having everything settled. Right now, it feels a bit like we are on a very stressful vacation haha.

  11. Girlfriend, you never pack a wine opener in a box! You slide that thing in your bra, your purse, your pocket, wherever! But never a box ;)

  12. This sandwich is always good. Thanks Erin.

  13. Real life, girl! Love it! And I’m cracking up about labeling your moving boxes. That’s a great idea! From now on, I’m going to put all the essentials in a box labeled “bourbon”. XO

  14. please tell me more about your bread, did you make it? buy it? Looks heavenly!!

  15. Good luck settling in! Toast on yummy artisan bread is NOTHING to be ashamed of! I would serve that every day if we had a fantastic bakery nearby!
    I’m pleased to have found your blog today (through a comment you left on “Love and Olive Oil”). Looking forward to following your posts.

  16. I’m HIGHLY impressed that you are already cooking and blogging in the new kitchen. WAY TO GO.

  17. Peanut butter and honey on toast is always a favorite in our house! Your pictures are making want some right now!

  18. Peanut butter on toast is a classic! Much better than my past use of peanut butter and spoon! Looks delicious with the granola. Extra crunch = yum!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  19. Wow! I am so behind in all my emails….had no idea you were moving…..that is a job….I moved 5 yrs. ago and still looking for a 3 hole punch :) guess I may as well go buy one eh? But then as soon as I do, I will find it…..I just have no idea what I did with it…..I’ve just been getting by with a one hole punch….which is a pain in the behind…..:) so hope you get everything under control real soon….hope you love your new place…..

  20. Such breakfast I really would like.. ;)

  21. Blogging new recipes before unpacking plates? Impressive! Moving is no fun, so I hope you already unpacked that wine opener :)

  22. Good luck with the unpacking and settling in girl :) This peanut butter and banana toast iooks delish! It’s the perfect breakfast that will make me smile any day of the week especially with the granola :)

  23. I hope unpacking goes quickly and smoothly for you! I would love this toast for breakfast!

  24. Erin, oh my gawd, I love this! Girl, even on paper towels, this toast looks fabulous!! and yes! I totally had a box for our movers, clearly marked “first off the truck”. . and what did they do? that was like the first one they put on, so it was way in the back and I didn’t get it until they were done unloading. oh well, what are you going to do? at least everything (well, almost) everything got here in one piece! take it easy and unpack when you have the time! Don’t feel overwhelmed! I hope you are able to get out and explore your new city! how exciting!! miss you already! :)

  25. happy unpacking!! we almost moved this fall, but decided to wait for spring. it’s always a long process but so worth it :)

  26. Oh my goodness this toast is our go to dinner when we are so tired at the end of the day we can’t even think. Sooo good! Such a perfect combination of sweet, savory, fruity, sticky and filling. Never had it with granola though, definitely will do that next time! Good luck with the unpacking and settling in!

  27. Is it weird that I’m craving this like whoa now?

  28. We bought our first home in June, and it took a good six weeks to cook “normal” again…I think this looks pretty good for having boxed everywhere!

  29. Hey, this looks a lot like my real life, except for the moving boxes :) Love it – and hope you get all settled in soon!

  30. Sometimes it’s best to keep things nice and simple :) This makes the perfect breakfast/snack. Good luck unpacking!

  31. I legitimately laughed out loud multiple times while reading this post! Great tip on box labeling; I’m in the process of moving and will definitely be marking boxes as ‘wine opener!’ This toast sounds yummy, too, going to pick me up some artisan bread for this weekend!

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