This is just a quick recipe today, for one of my kid's favorite things to eat lately. It's the perfect quick and healthy breakfast or after school snack. Basically a fruit based version of the classic ants on a log. But stepped up a bit!
Sometimes there's a lot of pressure as a blogger to post fancy, super intricately plated meals with trendy ingredients, but that's not always reality. Reality is that you work with what you have most of the time, like anyone else. And you work with what makes your family happy! Sometimes that's roasted veggie pitas with avocado spread, and sometimes it's bananas and peanut butter, yo.
So today I'm not going to pretend that I whip up super fancy snacks for my kids after school every day. Sometimes I smear peanut butter on bananas because that's what I have, baby! But it's easy and tasty so I'll share it with you all.
You will need
peanut butter (or in the case of my son, who's allergic to peanuts, almond butter)
nuts/dried fruit (or other toppings, may I suggest chocolate chips?)
Slice your bananas down the center and lay them out flat. Smear on your peanut butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and top with your nuts and dried fruit. Pretty simple! If you're sending this in a lunch you can smooth the banana halves back together with peanut butter in the middle for a 'sandwich' and wrap in tinfoil. This works really well and stays together in a lunch box. Bonus points for kids being able to help make their own (healthy) lunches!
If you liked this (I hesitate to even call it a recipe...) you can check out more of my cooking here!