Can we all agree that the first meal of the day is the most fun? At least, I think it should be. I think I would like to host a brunch wedding just so my guests can indulge in waffles, scones, muffins, or whatever other carb-y delights their hearts desire. Mimosa bar, anyone?
Let’s not forget that breakfast is really the only meal that is acceptably paired with (copious amounts of) coffee…
Anyway, I understand that you busy readers do not have time to prepare an elaborate breakfast every day — I am the same way! Soon I plan to post some of my top recipe ideas for those rushed weekday mornings (oatmeal for the win). This recipe is best suited to a more casual weekend morning. Fear not — it still takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish.
The base mixture is very similar this recipe, but I’ve adapted the flavors slightly for those who are not fans of coconut Plus, how pretty are these berries? The Aldi freezer section truly saves lives.
Feel free to use whatever fruit + nut butter you have on hand. I believe an “Elvis” variation (peanut butter, chocolate chips, and banana) would also be delicious! If you don’t have berries, jam works as well. Please let me know in the comments below what variations you try, and don’t forget to tag @garlichead on Instagram so I can see your lovely creations!
Recipe yields two sandwiches.
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 TBS nutritional yeast (optional, but lends a nice “eggy” flavor)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen and defrosted
- 4 TBS almond butter
- 4 slices bread of choice (slightly stale is best)
- Oil for pan
- Maple syrup and berries for topping (optional)
- In a shallow bowl, mix together banana, almond milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, yeast, and vanilla.
- Spread one TBS of almond butter on each slice of bread. You’ll be making two sandwiches, and this helps the berries stick.
- Add a thin layer of berries to two slices of bread, layering second slice on top of each sandwich.
- Lightly oil a medium skillet and heat to medium.
- Now comes the fun part! Quickly dip each side of the sandwiches in banana liquid mixture, insuring that it covers all edges but does not sit long enough to become soggy.
- Place each sandwich in the skillet and cook for ~five minutes per side, until desired crisp level is reached. If it seems to be browning too quickly, lower skillet heat.
- Serve with maple syrup and more berries! Breakfast WIN.