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I’m a big fan of getting kids in the kitchen, and summers and weekends are the optimal times to do just that. So, today I’m sharing a recipe that’s perfect to get your kids cooking—Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast. What’s that, you don’t have kids? Or just want to make this yourself? Go for it! This is a winner for yummy breakfast recipe lovers, regardless of age.
Sure, french toast is fun, but I found that stuffing it with peanut butter & banana ups the ante. The peanut butter & banana get all warm and gooey when enclosed in two pieces of toasted bread … then you top it with some berries and warm maple syrup. Yum! I know you can just imagine how tasty this is. So let’s get to it—but first, let me offer some suggestions on getting your kids involved with this recipe.
Having Your Kids Help Cook
As a rule, there are some general thoughts to ages and abilities that I cover in Camp Kitchen, a week-long cooking camp that you do at home on your own time with your kids. For example:
Kids 3 and under are perfectly capable of helping get out ingredients, scooping and dumping, stirring, and simply being around you while cooking.
Ages 3-5 bring on new opportunities, including setting the table and washing fruits and vegetables.
As kids get older, learning to read and follow directions and making measurements enter in.
I’m a big believer in teaching kids to cook. They say that healthy eating begins with cooking at home. Why not help get them started early?!
Ingredients Needed for Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast
2 pieces whole wheat bread
1-2 tablespoons peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 tablespoon butter
splash of milk
dash of cinnamon
berries to top French toast
Easy substitutions for this kid-friendly recipe:
Make it gluten-free by using gluten-free bread in lieu of whole wheat bread
Can’t have nuts? Sub Sun-butter to make it nut-free.
Change this up slightly by using a combo of cream cheese and jelly instead of PB & banana.
Check out how easy it is to make with your kids in this video!
Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast Course: Breakfast Cuisine: American Keyword: easy french toast, kid-friendly breakfast Dietary Restriction: Gluten Free, Peanut/Tree-Nut Free, Vegetarian Category: Too Easy
Active Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Servings (Adjust to suit) : 1 Calories: 315 kcal Author: Kiran Dodeja Smith An easy recipe that kids can help make, this Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast is perfect for breakfast or brunch. This recipe can be made gluten-free and nut-free, too! Print Ingredients 2 pieces whole wheat bread , can sub gluten-free bread
, 1-2 tbsp peanut butter can sub sun butter if nut-free
1/2 banana , cut into pieces
, 1 egg , beaten
, splash milk
1 tbsp butter
berries , for topping, if desired
, maple syrup for topping, if desired Instructions Spread the peanut butter on both pieces of the bread. Top one piece of bread with the sliced banana pieces. Place the other piece of bread, peanut butter side down, on top of the bananas like a sandwich. In a bowl, beat the egg. Add a splash of milk and dash of cinnamon and mix together. Place prepared "sandwich" in another bowl and pour egg mixture over it. Carefully turn it over to get both sides covered with the egg mixture. Heat the butter in skillet or frypan over medium heat. When warm, place the egg-covered sandwich on the heated pan. Fry until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side. Remove from pan and slice in half and serve with berries and maple syrup, if desired. Recipe Notes We recommend organic ingredients when feasible. Nutrition Facts Nutrition Facts Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast Amount Per Serving Calories 315 Calories from Fat 216 % Daily Value Fat 24g 37% Saturated Fat 5g 31% Cholesterol 164mg 55% Sodium 277mg 12% Potassium 376mg 11% Carbohydrates 18g 6% Fiber 2g 8% Sugar 9g 10% Protein 11g 22% Vitamin A 738IU 15% Vitamin C 5mg 6% Calcium 25mg 3% Iron 1mg 6% Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. 203 shares Facebook 152
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About Kiran Dodeja Smith Kiran Dodeja Smith is the mom of 4 kids and has been a part of the 100 Days team for 6 years. When she’s not in the kitchen cooking, she can be found running (and sometimes more likely running her kids around) and posting on her own blog, EasyRealFood.com.