I’m sure this post is going against all the things that people say food bloggers should stop doing, namely creating “recipes” for something that’s hardly a recipe at all. But you know what? I don’t care. I’m not saying I’m the first person to ever enjoy this particular snack, but if it gives someone else inspiration for a delicious little pick-me-up then it’s all worth it.
Just call me an outlaw. I’m OK with it.
Seriously though, toast has been a thing for me lately and I just can’t get enough. Once you get past the “toast should have butter and jam only” mentality the options are endless. I love that I can use little bits of odds and ends that I have laying around my house. Re-reading that sentence is a little weird, but when I say that I mean I can cut the bitten-off end of a banana Wes didn’t want to finish and use it for a snack for me. Or I can finally dig out the last little bit of peanut butter. Or finish up a square of dark chocolate. And I can make it all feel super gourmet by adding a little sea salt.
You do what you have to do people.
I’m thinking of making a little series on here with snack ideas from my little kitchen, and we’ll just consider this the first of many. Because while I’m not really a snack lover, these little bites are about all I can fit in my tummy at a time these days!
- 1 slice of bread (I like Ezekiel 4:9)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/3 of a large banana, sliced thinly
- 1/2 ounce of dark chocolate (this may yield more than you want, but I like to ere on the side of more)
- sea salt
- Toast your bread as desired; I like to use a traditional toaster for this, but Nate’s all about the toaster oven. Toast true to YOU, amen?
- As soon as the bread is toasted, slather on the peanut butter and lay the banana slices on top like shingles.
- Sprinkle the banana lightly with sea salt.
- Using a vegetable peeler, shave the chocolate on top of the toast, being careful to not shave your fingers. Just saying.