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.
Ben 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.
No 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.
Our 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.
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.
From 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!
Peanut Butter Banana Toast with Granola and Honey
- 4 slices hearty multigrain bread or wheat bread
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 large bananas sliced
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- Small handful granola
- 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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Blogging new recipes before unpacking plates? Impressive! Moving is no fun, so I hope you already unpacked that wine opener :)
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 :)
I hope unpacking goes quickly and smoothly for you! I would love this toast for breakfast!
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! :)
happy unpacking!! we almost moved this fall, but decided to wait for spring. it’s always a long process but so worth it :)
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!
Is it weird that I’m craving this like whoa now?
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!
PHEW! I don’t feel so behind then ;-) Thanks Nichole!
Hey, this looks a lot like my real life, except for the moving boxes :) Love it – and hope you get all settled in soon!
Sometimes it’s best to keep things nice and simple :) This makes the perfect breakfast/snack. Good luck unpacking!
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!
Alissa, good luck with your move!!! With clear labeling and a nice loaf of bread, it doesn’t sound like anything you can’t handle :-)
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