Peanut Butter & Banana

I was watching Paula Deen, Queen of fattening food, on FoodTV the other day while I was at the gym. I have this sickening habit of watching FoodTV while I'm on the elliptical or the treadmill. Its sick I know, but I still do it. Mainly because I do not have cable at home, and thus must fill the craving for watching my shows. My dad canceled the channel at home in Toronto and my sister was so upset. He only watches CNN and movies. Oh yeah, and Reba. So she finally reinstated it this weekend when I visited! (Poor dad, she canceled movies on him, but he says he will be more productive as a result.) I got my fill, and my mom was so cute, saying 'Oh, it's nice to see our old friends'. Disclaimer: we do not stalk people on FoodTV.

Back to Queen Fatty, and yes one of her comfort foods was PBnB sandwiches. FRIED IN BUTTER, need I say more. I made a less fatty version. Only a little butter. It certainly filled the afternoon craving for something sweet with my tea.

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
2 slices of bread, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 large banana sliced, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp butter

1. Place the butter on a hot griddle, and swirl it around.
2. Spread peanut butter on one piece of the bread.
3. Toast the bread slices on the griddle, put the banana slices on top of the peanut butter.
4. Drizzle honey on top of the banana and close the sandwich. Cut it in half.


8 comments:

Asha said...

A classic Elvis snack!! Have you seen my Elvis Sandwich at Aroma!!;D

Priya said...

Oh..you are so right in calling her the fattening Queen...the amounts of butter she uses in her cooking is atrocious !! I can never think of using that much !! FoodTV while on the ellliptic :)) :))

trupti said...

haha, Kanchana, I do the SAME thing on my elliptical, I put the Foodtv on! My husband has given me weird looks in the morning.....ah well...

I saw this show where she literally drowned these sandwiches in butter...and she rolled them in cinnamon sugar....man, oh,man, did I crave it then!
I gain 2lbs just by looking at her....

Will try this for my 2 kiddos...
trupti

Sharmi said...

Hey Kanchana, I am a big fan of Paula Deen (except for the butter part) I have tried her walnut banana bread and many others and they are amazing. Btw I loved the pic of you and your hubby on the left (its picture perfect) Do you believe in Nazar Lagna (Drishti suthi podu (Tamil)). hope you got me!!

cheers
sharmi

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Hey Ladies,
Nice to hear from you all. Trupti,I thanks for reminding me about that cinnaminny component! Sharmi...will get my mom to do the Drishti thingie for us!!!

Sandeepa said...

Will try this for my 2 yr old...as it is looking at the blogs and sitting at the comp I am gaining weight in GP

Hema said...

Hi Kanchana,
Good snack! Paula - fattening queen? I must say she is quite a pricess compared to Ina Garten (barefoot contessa). Each episode she uses atleast 6 sticks of butter and 2 cans of cream cheese!

Divya Vikram said...

First time here.Great to know about your passion for Indian food. Lovely snack recipe.`