I wanted to incorporate grilling and something sweet so I threw this together. I also,made a coconut cream drink to compliment it.
This is great as a fancy but healthy breakfast option or a great evening snack.
WHAT YOU NEED
1) Pita bread (In my sweet summer salad pizza post I explained why Pita is such an affordable versitIle option )
2) Ripe bananas 1 banana per pita bread is fine.
3) Peanut butter- The one I have is pre blended with honey. If you are using unsweetened peanut butter you may have to add some honey to this recipe.
4) Yogurt- I used vanilla flavored yogurt because it adds sweetness and the flavour doesn’t overpower anything else.
5) Brown sugar- this is to sprinkle onto the bananas while grilling them.
The ingredients you need
WHAT TO DO
1) Turn the griddle on and let it heat up- If you don’t have a griddle or a grill or a pan with grill lines you can just as easily do this in a regular pan, you just won’t get the coveted grill marks but the taste will be the same.
2) Mix 2 parts yogurt with 1 part peanut butter (if you prefer a stronger peanut flavour you can do half and half )
Yogurt and peanut butter
3) Slice your banana lengthwise – I thought it would look better this way once grilled but alas…. this is easier said than done. It took me two tries to get these looking semi acceptable. If you’re more comfortable slicing the banana the “regular ” way feel free.
Peel the banana
Slice the banana – 1st attempt
Slice the banana – 2nd attempt
4) Place the sliced banana on the griddle and sprinkle the sugar on top and grill until toasty brown.
Bananas on the grill
5) Spread the peanut butter /yogurt mixture over the pita ( I warmed mine up first)
Warm up the pita
6) Add the grilled banana then sprinkle some brown sugar and cinnamon top.
Coconut Cream drink
I thought a nice creamy refreshing beverage would go along perfectly with this. Coconut compliments the banana and the peanut butter beautifully. I also had to jump onto the coconut milk trend.
Coconut milk like any other plant based “milk” is a bit of a misnomer as it is simply a liquified version of the white flesh found in dry coconuts. This is not to be confused with coconut water (I’ve heard some persons erroneously state they are the same thing) which is the clear liquid found in green coconuts and also not to be confused with coconut jelly, the translucent sweet gelatinous lining found in green coconuts.
Anyhow I love that the coconut is getting it’s due praise and people are finding new exciting ways to incorporate it into their diet. I must point out that coconut milk is very fatty(albeit good fats) and extremely high I’m calories so don’t expect to replace your soy or rice milk with it consequence free.
Due to the fatty nature of coconut milk, the drink I made mixes it with the much more watery and lower calorie almond milk. You can use whatever type of you want.
This recipe makes 1 16oz glass of drink
WHAT YOU NEED
1) Coconut milk/cream (1/2 cup)
2) Almond/Rice/Soy/Cow’s milk (approximately 2 cups)
3) Brown sugar (I used coconut sugar)
The ingredients for the drink
WHAT TO DO
1) Throw all the ingredients into a blender or nutribullet and mix for about 30 seconds. Alternately you can mix it using a spoon, just be sure to dissolve the sugar and disperse the cinnamon and nutmeg.
2) Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Coconut milk drink
3) To make a more adult version add a shot of coconut rum to this mix.
I think you could make up a big batch of this to serve for a party -especially the adult version 😉 😉
Enjoy your banana, peanut butter and yogurt pita with your coconut milk drink and have an awesome day!