Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Caramelized Banana Fluffernutters


I don't think I've had a fluffernutter sandwich in years. I have some bananas and I was trying to think of something fun to do with them besides eat them :), make muffins or bread, or put them over pancakes. I came up with this idea and it was a great one, if I do say so myself. It seems like I'm all about the caramelized food right now (I always have been). We had this talk last week. What do you use to caramelize? butter? Doesn't butter make everything better? Yes. :)


These are super quick and easy, the way I like my desserts sometimes. When you want something sweet sometimes you just don't feel like putting a lot of work into it but you want something warm. I think it took me 10 minutes to make these, maybe. I feel like the banana adds another element to it with the brown sugar and butter. So warm and gooey. Gooey desserts are the BEST! I think that's why I love love love molten chocolate cake. So good. Anyway, you should try these...because they're pretty awesome :).


Caramelized Banana Fluffernutters
Makes 1 sandwich

Ingredients:
- ½ tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- ½ banana (sliced lengthwise into three slices)
- 1-2 tablespoons marshmallow fluff
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 slices whole wheat bread

Directions:
1. In a small sauté pan mix butter and brown sugar over medium high heat (I had it between 6 and 7) until melted. Gently lay the banana slices in the butter mixture and cook 1-2 minutes until slightly caramelized but not completely cooked through, turn over. Cook the other side 1-2 minutes or until caramelized.


 
2. While the banana is cooking spread the marshmallow fluff on one piece of bread and peanut butter on the other piece. Place the bread slices on a plate. When the bananas are done gently arrange them on one piece of bread, then top with the other piece of bread.
 


3. Place the sandwich in the sauté pan with the butter-sugar mixture, cook 1-2 minutes until caramelized on the outside, turn over gently. Cook the sandwich another 1-2 minutes to brown the other side. Remove from heat and place on a plate. Serve warm. 


Original recipe 

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