Banana On Toast

February 13th, 2007

Simple things for simple people. This recipe is the ultimate quick fix breakfast or midnight snack - at least in my eyes. And hey - it’s suitable for Vegans, too.

Banana on Toast Recipe

This really needs no recipe, but is still one of the things I go back and eat time and time again, and wanted to share with you all. And it surely makes a refreshing change from all the offal and Bird Flu infected meat I’ve been throwing around lately.

Banana On Toast Recipe - Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Slice of brown bread
  • Butter (or Margarine Spread)

Banana On Toast Recipe - Method

  1. Lightly toast the bread, then spread on one side with butter or margerine.
  2. Tear the banana into chunks. Begin to flatten onto the toast with the back of fork, continually raking until it has formed a soft puree.
  3. Ensure the toast is evenly covered.

If it’s not quite sweet enough, drizzle with a little honey. Enjoy!

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22 Responses to “Banana On Toast”

  1. Vanessa Says:

    Scott, I’ve got bananas, bread, and butter…I’m off to make this healthy snack…it should be perfect with a cup of coffee (but then again what isn’t). And here I thought I had nothing in the house for a snack. Thanks

  2. Lydia Says:

    Thanks for the reminder that the simplest snacks are the best!

  3. scott Says:

    Vanessa: Haha, no problem. I can always be trusted to create something out of nothing!

  4. scott Says:

    Lydia: No problem. I could spend a year blogging about nothing but snacks - I’m not sure if that’s a good think or not!

  5. Michelle Says:

    This sounds like a scrumptious midnight snack! mmmmmm! :)

  6. Trig Says:

    Surely you mean a confit of banana on a bed of pain anglais, drizzled with a jus of honeyed truffle oil… There’s a Michelin star in here somewhere (especially if you can find a place in the dish for the celeriac).

  7. Freya Says:

    I’d have to go the Elvis route and add some Peanut Butter. Otherwise, perfect!

  8. Cherry Menlove Says:

    I’d like to thank you publicly for your views expressed regarding the ways that turkeys and poultry are sometimes kept in this country. I was away when the outbreak occurred but kept up with it on Sky news. I also saw an article on the governments view on Fois Gras and the ways in which this dish is obtained. I shall not forget those pictures in a hurry. Although I am not a vegetarian it is of paramount importance to me that the animal I eat is respected in life and in death and I think us foodies need to continue to make this opinion known. Thank you for all that you do via a wonderful food blog. And apologies that this comment has nothing to do with bananas on toast, a wonderful snack if ever there was one.


  9. Vani Says:

    Simple recipes are the best! I’ve never tried this one but will do so soon! Love quick things like this and makes for a nutritious breakfast too!

    Reg your comment on my blog - here’s a post I came across that is a glossary of Indian food. This may help a bit -

    I tell my American friends who want to try Indian cookin to start by adding Indian ingredients to their favourtie pasta! Add some curry powder and cumin powder to start with and try various combinations after that. My friend makes a curried chicken salad that’s to die for! :)

  10. Alicat Says:

    Interesting!! I’ve never tried this…but I have to admit that I laughed a little bit when I saw this post, because a tv show that I watched once made fun of banana on toast like it was the grossest thing to ever be made. Guess they are wrong! :) :)

  11. Vanessa Says:

    I’m a fan of pb-on-banana sandwich. No bread! This sandwich has probably saved my life more than once.

  12. scott Says:

    Trig: Uhh, yeah, that’s what I meant
    Freya: I’m going to have to go back to Peanut Butter. I haven’t had any in ages!

    Cherry Menlove: Thanks for your lovely comments. You might be interested to know I have another Bird Flu post coming up - an interview with Dr. Michael Gregor, author of “Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Making”.

    Vani: Thanks for the tips - I’m going to go all out on Indian over the next few months, starting with the most simple. You might find me blogging about my (rubbish) creations soon!

    Alicat: Gross - no! Simple, yes. I love banana on toast. I also love frozen banana served as a simple ice-cream…

    Vanessa: I’m a simple person (mentally, too, heh), so the simple things work the best for me :)

  13. Voidan Says:

    Sounds good. Polish sky jumper Adam Małysz said that he eats bun with banana before every contest - that for we call it “breakfast of champions” :)

  14. Susan from Food "Blogga" Says:

    Hey Scott! This is my first visit, and you’ve got a great site.

    I am literally sipping a cinnamon-banana smoothie as I write this, so you know I like this post!

  15. scott Says:

    Voidan: My wife agrees - breakfast of champions indeed (and the lazy)!

    Susan from Food “Blogga”: Nice to see someone visit for the first time - hopefully you’ll come back, too!

  16. peabody Says:

    My favorite breakfast of all time is just mashed up avocado on toast with sea salt…yum!!!

  17. Katie Says:

    Hopefull no one will come up with ‘banana problems’ - or, maybe they already have and I’m just ignoring them, sigh…
    Nice snack!

  18. scott Says:

    peabody: I love avocado too - but will have to try your suggestion! I could live on guacamole…

    Katie: Well apparantly they’re quite fattening (someone here will know why, a lot better than me). I’m sure it’s better then a Mars bar, though!

  19. MeltingWok Says: bananas on crepes ? ok, I’ll take one plate plzzz..*girn* :)

  20. scott Says:

    MeltingWok: Sure, one plate coming right up…

  21. Kristen Says:

    So simple, yet so good! My kids would love this!

  22. scott Says:

    Kristen: I’m sure they would, too. Kids love anything sweet and messy :)

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