Grilled Banana and Maple Toast

Grilled Banana and Maple Toast

This is like a grilled cheese sandwich, but for breakfast. Made with whole grain bread instead of white bread and filled with fruit instead of sugary jam, it is a low glycemic index food, meaning it will help keep your child full until lunchtime. 

2 slices whole grain bread
1 Tbsp (15 mL) peanut butter
1 banana, sliced
1 tsp (5 mL) maple syrup
Dash cinnamon

Spread peanut butter onto bread slices. Top one slice with banana, drizzle on maple syrup, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place second slice of bread on top and then grill sandwich using a grilled sandwich maker. Serve.

Makes 1 serving.

Each serving contains: 406 calories; 12 g protein; 13 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 65 g carbohydrates; 8 g fibre; 322 mg sodium

source: “Kid-Friendly Breakfasts“, alive #347, September 2011

Stovetop or toaster oven version

If you don’t have a grilled sandwich maker, oil a skillet, heat it over medium-high heat, and grill the sandwich, letting it cook for about 2 minutes on each side. You can also grill the sandwich by brushing it with oil and using a toaster oven with a grill setting to grill it for a few minutes on each side.

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